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Nail grooming can help you stay healthy

For seniors, nail grooming is an important yet often overlooked aspect of preventing the spread of germs. Long fingernails can carry bacteria. This bacteria can cause infections if the skin is scratched. The following are some tips on fingernail grooming to help seniors maintain good hand hygiene.

Keep fingernails short with clean edges. As we age, […]

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Memory Care for Seniors

Seniors with memory and cognitive health issues such as Alzheimer’s, need multifaceted care to help support their physical, mental, and emotional needs. Often seniors feel confused or frustrated when they struggle with memory issues or are unable to perform a task. Caregivers can help support seniors by providing gentle reminders, assisting seniors in performing tasks, […]

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Cognitive Health and Mindfulness

Research is exploring the connections between exercise and cognitive health in seniors. In a study published in the journal of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, practices such as yoga which integrate movement and mindfulness may improve cognitive function and well being in seniors. This study included 135 seniors aged 65-85 years. Seniors enrolled in […]

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Everyday tips for seniors with Psoriasis

Living with psoriasis can be challenging year-round. August is psoriasis awareness month. For seniors, small steps every day can make a big difference in managing chronic conditions. The Mayo Clinic offers the following tips for supporting everyday skin health for seniors with psoriasis.

Take cool baths every day. Daily bathing helps sooth the skin. Add Epsom […]

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Enjoying Summer with Mobility Challenges

For many, summertime brings memories of lazy days at the beach, vacations with family, or enjoying the outdoors. For seniors with mobility challenges, enjoying summer activities can be difficult. Caregivers can make a difference by helping seniors enjoying activities tailored to their ability level to enjoy summer days to the fullest!

Make an indoor […]

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The Importance of Good Sleep

According to the Better Sleep Council, good sleep is essential to promoting good health and maintaining cognitive function. A good night’s sleep leads to a better day. Caregivers can help seniors get a good night’s sleep with the following tips:

Avoid napping after 4 pm. Taking naps later in the day can make falling asleep […]

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Celebrating Men’s Health Month

Men have unique challenges as we age. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more men are affected by cardiac health issues as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The following are tips for healthy living at every age.

Talk to your doctor. Every senior should talk to their doctor about their unique health care plan […]

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Celebrating Dad

Father’s day is an important time to honor the fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers in your family. Planning for activities that are accessible to seniors is essential. Here are some fun ways to celebrate and honor dad.
 

Talk to dad about his abilities and needs. Talk to dad and understand how you can support […]

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Home Safety For Seniors

It is important to ensure that your home is safe and comfortable. There are many aspects to home safety that can often be overlooked. The following are some tips on home safety from the National Safety Council.
 
Fire Safety. Ensure that your home is protected against fire by routinely checking your fire alarms. Avoid […]

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Making Your Home Fall Safe

According to the National Council on Aging, falls is the leading cause of injury and fatality in seniors. Many falls can be prevented by ensuring that your home is fall safe. It is important that seniors and their caregivers recognize their risks of falling and ensure they take steps to prevent falls at home. The […]

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