14Jun, 2017

How Do Social Interactions Help Seniors?

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Social interactions are vital to the health and well-being of seniors. Taking part in activities with other people helps seniors feel a sense of connection. Unfortunately, loneliness is a common problem for seniors. A survey conducted by the AARP estimates that 35 percent of people over 45 are lonely. Here’s how social interactions can help seniors, and what we can do to encourage them. Reasons Seniors Feel Lonely Older adults may feel lonely because they are isolated from others. Many live on their own. According to the Institute on Aging, about one-third of older adults living […]

10May, 2017

When do I Consider Live-in Care for my Loved One?

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Are you part of the “Sandwich Generation”? Are you caring for your own children, but finding yourself needing to care for aging parents as well? With 46 million Americans over the age of 65, this is a common occurrence for many. The Administration on Aging projects that number will more than double by the year 2060, meaning more and more families will need to find a way to care for their aging loved ones. As the current generation of “Baby Boomers” grows older, many want to “Age in Place”. A 2011 survey […]

19Apr, 2017

6 Long-Term Fall Prevention Tips to Make Your Life Safer

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For older Americans, falling is the number one cause of non-fatal and even fatal injuries. As a matter of fact, one quarter of Americans aged 65 and older will fall this year. This is a serious problem. And so it’s important to understand, either for yourself or as a caregiver, some essential fall prevention tips, that can make a difference in the long term. Before you understand how to prevent falls, let’s first examine why falling is a serious problem. When a young person falls, their body is typically more capable of […]