Senior Living

Why Seniors Have Difficulty Getting a Good Night's Sleep and 9 Tips That Can Help

Senior with sleep difficulties

According to “Sleep Tips for Older Adults,” “As we age, we often experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns, such as becoming sleepy earlier, waking up earlier, or experiencing less deep sleep.”

“A good night’s sleep is especially important to older adults because it helps improve concentration and memory formation, allows your body to repair any cell damage that occurred during the day, and refreshes your immune system, which in turn helps to prevent disease.”

Seniors, Summer and Hydration: Preventing Dehydration in Aging Adults

Senior doing yoga outside

Drinking water is not something we think much about, yet it’s an essential ingredient for our good health. 

As they say, “Water is Life.” And for the lives of older Americans, hydration is especially important. Why? Because dehydration, i.e., a lack of sufficient water in the body, can be extremely dangerous for them.

7 Steps to Maintain Brain Health for Seniors

Senior exercises with resistance bands

We’ve all heard the saying, “Use it or lose it,” regarding the need for physical exercise to keep our bodies fit and healthy. But as it turns out, the same can be also said for our minds.

Today, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than five million seniors in the U.S. And as a result, the need for older adults to focus on brain health has never been greater.

The good news for seniors is that there is growing evidence that older Americans can preserve their brain function and safeguard their memory by adopting specific healthy lifestyle activities.

The Great Outdoors: 7 Beneficial Springtime Activities for Seniors

Senior gardening and planting flowers

It’s spring! The ideal time to open the windows, breath in the fresh air and spend time outdoors.

However, government estimates say that Americans spend about 90% of their lives indoors. And for senior adults, the number is even higher as they become less and less inclined to venture outside. 

Daylight Saving Time: 7 Tips to Help Senior Adults Adjust

Clock

It’s March and that means daylight saving time and spring are right around the corner!

First conceived by Benjamin Franklin, the primary purpose of daylight saving time is to make better use of daylight. And for many of us, daylight saving time means we have more hours of daylight in the evening to enjoy the more pleasant weather.

However, for senior adults, daylight savings can also spell health problems.

Overcoming Downsizing Dilemmas: Moving Your Aging Parent into Senior Living

Moving boxes in a home

Moving out of a home of many years and leaving cherished memories behind can be a challenge for any of us. But for aging parents, downsizing and moving from the comfort and familiarity of a long-time home to senior living can be especially difficult.

Older adults often view moving to senior living as a sign that they are losing their independence. And having to organize, downsize and pack a house full of belongings can seem like an overwhelming task.

Personal Care Community Checklist: 11 Important Questions to Ask Before Your Aging Parent Moves In

Personal Care Community Checklist: 11 Important Questions to Ask Before Your Aging Parent Moves In

Living a free and independent lifestyle in a safe, comfortable environment is something we all desire – especially for our aging parents. However, as we age, the challenges to our independence increase and some of the basic daily activities we’ve always taken for granted can become much more difficult.

What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-Term Care Insurance

With the rapid growth of our older population, an increasing number of Americans are considering the need for future care for themselves or a family member. Today, they have plenty of excellent long-term care choices to select from, including personal care, traditional nursing care and memory care.

Tips for Holiday Activities Your Older Loved One Will Enjoy

Holiday Activities to Make the Season Bright for Older Loved Ones

“For most of us, the holidays are a time of joy filled with bustling activity, social gatherings with friends and neighbors, long-standing family traditions, wonderful foods and the music of the season,” says Collin Tierney, Executive Director and Administrator of Bryn Mawr Terrace in Bryn Mawr, PA.

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