Senior Living Blog

Make the Most Out of Holiday Care Community Visits

Published: November 25, 2022

During the holidays, most of us make every effort to spend time with the people we love. We cook, clean the house and wrap presents. We brave frantic airports to join family who live out of town for whatever celebrations are meaningful to us. And if we have a friend or loved one who lives… Read More

Don’t Let Winter Slow You Down!

Published: November 14, 2022

Isn’t it ironic? During the season when we face the most temptation to overindulge our appetite, we are most likely to slow down and neglect our exercise program. Colder temperatures; rain and snow; fewer hours of daylight; and a busy holiday schedule are all factors that might push exercise to the bottom of our “to… Read More

Medication Safety Tips for Seniors

Published: October 25, 2022

For many seniors, medications play a big role in managing health problems. Remember, however, that all medications, whether prescribed by a doctor or bought over the counter, have potentially toxic side effects that can cause significant problems. Read on to find out several simple but important steps for avoiding the risk. There are two types… Read More

Have Our Sleep Habits Have Evolved?

Published: October 10, 2022

With all the advances of modern medical science, it can still be useful to look at the health practices of our species over time. We evolved in a far different environment than most of us live in today, and our brains and bodies may not have caught up yet. Sleep has been deeply impacted by… Read More

Mental and Physical Health Are Linked

Published: September 25, 2022

As we grow older, we are more likely to be living with chronic health conditions. Heart disease, arthritis, vision and hearing loss, diabetes and many other illnesses all can take a toll on our quality of life, so it’s not surprising that many seniors who are living with health challenges are also dealing with depression,… Read More

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Published: September 10, 2022

September has been designated as World Alzheimer’s Month, calling attention to the 55 million people worldwide who are dealing with this devastating disease. At the most recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, researchers and advocates celebrated the advances that have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. “With record public and private research… Read More

The Healing Power of Music

Published: August 20, 2022

Most of us enjoy music. Listening to music can feel inspiring or help us celebrate and mark life’s milestones. Much research is showing just how much music promotes healthy aging and a sense of well-being for seniors. For example, after a three-year study of more than 4,000 seniors living in long-term care homes, researchers at… Read More

Humor Has Health Benefits

Published: August 5, 2022

Doctors from the University of Cambridge in the UK have been studying ways that older adults can cope with the stresses the pandemic has brought us. The research team suggested a number of resources, including online socialization, gardening and meditation—and laughter. We could all use a laugh these days, couldn’t we? We sure could, and… Read More

Seniors and Nutrition: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published: July 20, 2022

Seniors may be at greater risk for malnutrition due to a range of physical, social and medical issues. Skilled nursing facilities work diligently to help ensure their residents receive the nutrition they need to maintain optimum health. Here are several of the ways skilled nursing facilities and their dietary departments maintain senior nutrition: They offer… Read More

Exercise for Healthy Aging

Published: July 15, 2022

Research over the past 30 years has shown conclusively that regular physical activity is the most important contributor to healthy aging. Exercise can prevent or control many medical problems, reduce pain, improve sleep quality, help protect against falls, and promote a feeling of well-being. Each older adult, no matter what their strengths and challenges, can… Read More