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5 Easy and Effective Fitness Tips for Seniors

As a senior, it may get more difficult to stay in shape as you grow older. Instead of forgoing exercise altogether and increasing health issues, be practice and take control of your fitness and health. Here are 5 easy and effective fitness tips for seniors to help you stay fit and in shape in order to improve overall health and quality of life! Talk to your doctor about which exercises are... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Getting Your Aging Parent to Stop Driving

Every single day, an average of about 500 elderly adults are injured in auto collisions. With over thirty million elderly drivers, that is a lot of injuries and potentials for injury. Not only that, but death is a real threat too. Oftentimes, older drivers don’t have the all the same capacities that they used to have, which frequently puts them into precarious situations. These accidents are... ❯❯❯

5 Easy and Effective Fitness Tips for Seniors

As a senior, it may get more difficult to stay in shape as you grow older. Instead of forgoing exercise altogether and increasing health issues, be practice and take control of your fitness and health. Here are 5 easy and effective fitness tips for seniors to help you stay fit and in shape in order to improve overall health and quality of life! Talk to your doctor about which exercises are... ❯❯❯

Tips to Forming Friendships with Grandchildren

We undoubtedly love our grandchildren and, because we’re a part of the same family, they most likely feel the same about us. However, just because you share the same lineage as these young individuals doesn’t necessarily mean that you actually have much in common with them. It’s hard for them to imagine a world in which communication isn’t initiated through texts and... ❯❯❯

How to Best Care for a Senior After Hip Replacement Surgery

As we age, our bodies naturally become more fragile. So much in fact that it’s not uncommon to hear our doctors say that we need to undergo a surgical procedure like hip replacement surgery. So, what are the signs that it’s time to have that kind of surgery done? Some of them include joint stiffness, immobility, extensive bone damage or simply if your body is not responding to... ❯❯❯

Senior Home Care Service Options for Your Loved One

One of the most precious things in our lives is our elderly loved ones. And when they get to the point where they can no longer live on their own, it is up to us to do what we can to provide a solution that will meet their needs but will also help them to maintain their dignity too. So, if you’re currently in the position where you’re trying to figure out what you should do for a... ❯❯❯

Senior Care vs. Staying at Home

British Red Cross, Flickr While there's no place like home, there have been numerous senior care facilities that have popped up in recent years that come pretty close. From indoor swimming pools, hair salons and cocktail hour to having all of your meals and cleaning taken care of – it's no wonder more seniors are selling their homes and checking in to these 'hotelesque'... ❯❯❯

Understanding elderly care in 2014

There are many factors that you should take into consideration when choosing the right care home for a family member. Choosing a care home can be a distressing decision - both for you and the family member that needs care - and it is important to come up with a solution that is right for all concerned. When looking at potential care homes, it is important to be aware of factors that could lead to... ❯❯❯

How to Cope When Caring for a Terminally Ill Parent

Something that we know that we’re going to have to eventually deal with is the death of a loved one. Still, when the time comes to take care of someone you deeply love who is terminally ill, it can be extremely challenging to find the balance between providing them with everything that they need and also maintaining some level of emotional balance for yourself. Especially when the person... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Nurses Working With Elderly Patients

Out of all of the specialties in the nursing profession, one that is reportedly on the rise is geriatric nursing. These are the nurses who use their knowledge and skills to provide top-notch care to elderly patients; especially those who are in a nursing home or some form of primary care. Being committed to caring for seniors is an admirable task; one that comes with quite a bit of... ❯❯❯