Archive for the ‘Senior Care’ Category

The Impact of Low Vision and Its Effect on Seniors

October 12, 2017

The Impact of Low Vision and Its Effect on Seniors Low vision in the elderly is a common problem, as our eyes undergo different changes over time. While most of us will not suffer from complete blindness, millions currently suffer from some form of visual impairment, with numbers growing rapidly as we age. Low vision […]

Dehydration In The Elderly Can Be A Serious Health Risk

September 29, 2017

Dehydration In The Elderly Can Be A Serious Health Risk. Your body contains about 11 gallons of water. Your blood is 85% water; your muscles 80%; your brain 75% and your bones are 25% water – which illustrates the importance water plays in your health When dehydrated, your brain shrinks in volume. This shrinking is […]

Hand washing plays an important role when caring for the elderly

June 6, 2017

Hand washing plays an important role when caring for the elderly Simply put hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. The transmission of bacteria is more likely to occur from WET skin than from dry skin, so proper drying (in addition to washing) of hands remains our best […]

Have a “Brown-Bag Check Up”

March 13, 2017

Lugging every pill you take to your next doctor’s appointment or trip to the pharmacist might seem like overkill, but it could save your life—especially if you take multiple drugs or supplements . At least once yearly, gather every prescription and over-the-counter drug you take, including drops and ointments, as well as every dietary supplement, vitamin, mineral, […]

Aging At Home Has Multiple Advantages For Seniors

August 3, 2016

There is an old proverb that says: “Travel East, Travel West, After all HOME is best.” Home is not merely a geographic location, nor is it just a sweet spot in our memory. Home is where you feel at peace with yourself and most comfortable and secure. Many health care treatments that were once offered […]

Staying Fit and Functional: A Senior’s Guide to Exercise

June 8, 2016

Picture it if you will: a vehicle built for continuous operation, one capable of running around the clock and willing to cross any journey that may be put in front of it. While you may be envisioning a high-tech supercar of the distant future, this description defines something we are all much more familiar with—the […]

Elderly Heart Health – Knowing, Preventing and Recovering

May 19, 2016

While having a big heart may be a compliment to some, it’s one of the many problems that one can develop as they age. Heart problems affect people of every age, indicated in the fact that nearly 14 million men and women in the US are coping with chronic heart disease. Yet, seniors are most […]

Caring for Home Caregivers: Fight the Guilt When Hiring Help

April 28, 2016

Being the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one is a noble and emotional experience that can be very rewarding. It can also be exhausting and, oftentimes, family members feel guilty hiring an in-home caregiver to lighten the load. With Granny NANNIES, hiring professional Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) can be […]

How to Spot the Signs of Overwhelming Stress in Your Senior Loved Ones

April 21, 2016

Life naturally brings varying degrees of stress. Younger bodies are able to recover from serious cases of stress within a matter of days. However, as we age our body becomes less able to cope with stress. The basic effects of stress include muscle tension and aches, anxiety, restlessness and loss of appetite. If stress is […]

Most Common Home Injuries Among Seniors

March 17, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 50% of all falls happen in the home, resulting in 2 million emergency room visits annually. Knowing how to prevent these accidents from happening is a step toward keeping seniors in their homes. Protecting yourself or your loved ones can be as simple as […]