Senior Living Blog | Senior Health

The CDC Offers Information on COVID-19 and Older Adults

Published: April 5, 2020

Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus that has now spread around the world, including cases in our state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says… Read More

For Seniors, Mental Health Treatment Supports Physical Health

Published: March 5, 2020

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

Brain Health: What Really Works?

Published: February 20, 2020

Polls show that when it comes to aging, worrying about memory loss is a top concern of Americans. A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation found that nearly half of middle-age residents of the U.S. think they’re at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of… Read More

How You Can Prevent – or Recover from – a Stroke

Published: January 20, 2020

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. The good news is that, according to the National Stroke Association, up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Many of the risk factors for… Read More

Making the Most of Winter

Published: December 5, 2019

Winter can be a dangerous time for seniors. Icy conditions raise the risk of falling and seniors are at a greater risk for hypothermia. Here are some tips to help you stay safe and warm this winter.  Stay in during snow and ice storms Pay attention to weather alerts about freezing rain, snow and ice,… Read More

How Hospice and Palliative Care Helps People Improve Their Quality of Life

Published: November 20, 2019

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. This month exists to raise awareness of hospice and palliative care and the needs of those living with life-limiting illnesses. Many people are reluctant to enlist the services of hospice or palliative care, because they see it as “giving up.” In truth, hospice/palliative care is a compassionate… Read More

Managing Chronic Pain Without Opioids

Published: September 20, 2019

With the current crackdown on opioids, many seniors are being left to deal with chronic pain. Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, a popular opioid, recently filed for bankruptcy. So what can you do if you’re living with chronic pain? Here are some natural ways that have shown some promise for many people. Exercise Many… Read More

The Most Important Vaccinations for Older Adults

Published: August 5, 2019

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and with flu season just a few months away, now is a good time to review essential vaccinations for seniors. Research tells us that many seniors aren’t getting the vaccinations they should and yet, they are one of the age groups where vaccines are most important. As we age,… Read More

Older Adults Using Technology to Lead Better Lives

Published: July 5, 2019

Personal technology is playing an important role in improving the lives of older Americans. A study conducted by University of Exeter researchers concluded that adults aged 60 to 95 who received computer equipment and training “had heightened feelings of self-competence, engaged more in social activity, had a stronger sense of personal identity, and showed improved… Read More

Using the Creative Arts to Help People Living with Dementia

Published: June 20, 2019

Most people are familiar with the power of the arts to transform lives and alter one’s perception of the world. Many of us have had the experience of having a book, movie, or play provide a springboard for future dreams and aspirations. Most of us have experienced what it’s like to have a favorite song… Read More