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What to Drink as You Get Older

It’s important for you to drink┬áplenty of fluids each day. Water helps you digest food, absorb nutrients from food, and then get rid of the unused waste. There are lots of beverage choices today. But, water is very important because it replenishes you fluids and helps with every reaction process that takes place within the body. Other good beverage choices are unsweetened tea, low-fat or fat-free milk, and 100% fruit …Read More

Nutrition for your Eyes

Your vision is important. If you can’t see well, you are at an increased risk of falling. You only get one set of eyes, so its important to give your eyes all the nutrients you need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other sight woes. 1. Kale is a leafy green rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are related to vitamin A and beta carotene. These important …Read More

5 Nutrition Tips for Aging Adults

As we age, our bodies have different nutrition needs. Certain nutrients become even more important than when we were younger. For National Nutrition Month, we’re going to be discussing the importance of nutrition in older adults. To start off the month, we have a few general guidelines for eating healthy as you age. 1. Calcium and Vitamin D Older adults need more calcium and vitamin D to help maintain healthy …Read More

Prevent Falls in the Bathroom

Did You Know? Approximately 235,000 people over the age of 15 visit the emergency room EACH YEAR for injuries that occurred in the bathroom More than 81% of these injuries are caused by falls Seniors are most likes to fall near the toilet. In fact, 19.3% of injuries amongst people aged 65-74 took place on or near the toilet. So, What Can You Do? 1. Install grab bars prevent injuries …Read More

Alzheimer’s disease and Wandering

One of the side effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia disorder is wandering. Learn how to prepare and cope with wandering symptoms. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia diagnoses are scary. The more prepared you are to handle the behaviors, the better off you will be. Being proactive can help you and your family reduce the risk of wandering. ID Bracelet Consider an ID bracelet. This can help protect an individual at …Read More

Aid and Attendance Veterans Benefits

Many people know about the benefits of in-home care for seniors, but home care can also be an important part of a veteran’s care. Some veterans may be on a limited income – through pension, disability pension, social security, or a previous job. Home care may not seem like a possibility, but there is actually financial assistance available. Home care support may help veterans increase their activity level. As we …Read More

Prevent Falls in Your Home with These Tips

Fact: 1/3 of aging adults fall each year, and among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. It’s a fact. As you age, you are more likely to fall. The home can become hazardous without a a fall prevention strategy. Assess your aging loved ones home for anything that might be a fall risk. Let’s go room by room and assess the risk of …Read More

Healthy Living: Heart Disease

We’re currently doing a blog series on managing conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Last week, we discussed ways to manage diabetes. This week, we’ll be discussing how you can improve your health if you have heart disease. With age comes an increased risk for heart disease and all cardiovascular diseases. It’s important to make smart choices as you and your loved ones …Read More

Healthy Living: Diabetes

We’re currently doing a blog series on managing conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Last week, we discussed managing high cholesterol. This week, we’ll be discussing how you can manage a healthy lifestyle if you have diabetes. Living with diabetes can be effectively managed, though it may be tough at times. As you get older, new challenges with diabetes emerge. As you age, …Read More

Healthy Living: High Cholesterol

We’re currently doing a blog series on managing conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Last week, we discussed the silent killer – high blood pressure. This week, we’ll be discussing how you can improve your health if you have high cholesterol. What is it? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that’s found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. When you have high cholesterol, …Read More