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Does Happiness Depend on Health?

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 3:04:00 PM

Many seniors face their golden years with chronic health issues or health crisis. Does this mean that they're unhappy? No! It's possible to face illnesses and remain happy. You can help your parents stay positive and remain happy throughout health challenges. Here's a look at few ways to help your senior become happier during periods of illness.

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Smart Homes For Seniors Help Them Age in Place

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:58:00 PM

One of the only universal truths about life is that we are all going to get older. And, no matter how well you take care of yourself, certain things are going to get more difficult as you age. Many seniors have to modify their lifestyles, rely more heavily on family members, and in some cases, move to a senior community. For today's seniors, it's possible to age in place thanks to advances in technology. Learn more about the technology aiding today's seniors. 

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Perfect Pet Companions for Seniors

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Pets provide unconditional love, affection, and companionship to seniors. They're proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve social interaction. Unfortunately, pets can require a lot of care, but many seniors are capable of caring for some pets on their own. Although dogs and cats are the most popular pet choices in most homes, these 3 pets are easier for seniors to care for!

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5 Ways Home Care Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

20% of seniors are readmitted to a hospital within a month, but many of those readmissions are avoidable. There are many reasons for seniors being readmitted into hospitals including health conditions, dieting, insurance, timing, and patient engagement. One of the best ways to fight readmission is through home care. Home healthcare has resulted in fewer readmissions, and it can help keep many seniors out of the hospital. Here are 5 ways home healthcare is reducing hospital readmissions.

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3 Things Seniors Can Wear to Help Reach Fitness Goals

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Exercise can be a real pain, especially for the elderly. As a result, many people aren't too keen on being active despite how important it is for staying in shape and living a long and healthy life. Sometimes, though, much of this discomfort is rooted in not having the right tools for the job. To help make working out a bit more fun, here's three things seniors can wear to help reach their fitness goals.

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3 Pieces of Safe Exercise Equipment For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

We know that fitness is one of the keys to longevity. If you're a senior, though, it's important to remember that not every piece of exercise equipment is going to work for you... some of them might even do more harm than good. So if you're going to hit the gym to get as much as you can out of your golden years, here are some pieces of equipment you should gravitate toward.

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3 Coping Mechanisms for Young Adults Caring for Grandparents

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

There is a large number of young adults who are caregivers for their aging grandparents. Some of these grandchildren were raised by their grandparents, some live closer than other relatives, and others just feel the need to care for them. 

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The Reshaping of Retirement by Baby Boomers

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Baby boomers are the largest generation in the United States comprising around 20% of the population. Many of this generation are in or considering retirement. The youngest among them are in their late 50's or early 60's. Some are in no hurry to retire. Boomers continue to remain productive often into their 70's.

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3 Ways Seniors Can Improve Their Brain Health

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Brain health is very important for seniors and can really help them to enjoy their older years. There are a variety of activities that seniors can participate in to ensure their brain is used and challenged in new ways, thus improving their overall brain health. Here are three great activities.

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8 Signs & Symptoms Of Elderly Insomnia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Many people experience sleeping difficulty and insomnia as they get older. Many people will lie awake for a long time before falling asleep, others will toss and turn or hours before they will able to relax or even fall asleep. However, it can be hard to determine if an elderly person is having trouble sleeping or is truly insomnia. 

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