Posts Tagged ‘seniors’

Understanding Elderly Wound Care

Whether you or your loved one are living at home or in a skilled nursing or assisted living community, you need to know about elderly wound care. Some people think that chronic wounds in the elderly are mostly a problem with nursing homes. Unfortunately, they’re not. Why? Because seniors are more likely to have a…

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What is Palliative Care for Seniors?

The incredible advances made by modern medicine mean that the average American can expect to live a lot longer than his or her grandparents lived. While that’s an amazing thing, it also means that there are a lot more older Americans dealing with chronic illnesses. That’s where palliative care for seniors comes in. What is…

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5 Tips for Fall Prevention

Every year, a third of Americans over the age of 65 suffer a fall. Falls are the leading cause of injuries in seniors. Falling can result in a hip or knee replacement surgery, infections, and loss of mobility. At Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center, our top-notch rehabilitation program helps fall victims get back to themselves as…

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3 Tips for Finding the Right Doctor

Did you recently move to a new area? Is your doctor retiring? Whatever your reason, you may be in search of a new doctor. Trying to find the right doctor can be a daunting task. We’ve put together this short guide to help you find the perfect provider for you or your loved one. 1.…

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Habits For Seniors To Calm Their Systems Down For Better Sleep

“I sleep for eight hours…. I pray to keep calm. Most importantly, I have a smile on my face.” – Vidya Balan Have you ever given your nighttime routine any thought? If you’re experiencing any sleep difficulty, you might want to. Seniors don’t need less sleep than younger adults. According to the United Health Foundation,…

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Eggs And Your Health

“My go-to meal is soft-boiled eggs with toasty squares” – Ashlan Gorse Cousteau Eggs have been around for a very long time and so has the debate on how they affect your health. As a senior you may be wondering if they should be a part of your intake. Here’s what some of those in-the-know…

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Wrinkles: What They Are And How They Come

“If you don’t have wrinkles, you haven’t laughed enough” – Phyllis Diller Wrinkles are a common feature of ageing. However, unlike wisdom and a sense-of-accomplishment, many seniors would prefer not having them. What They Are “Wrinkles are creases, folds, or ridges in the skin,” writes Christian Nordqvist. “They normally appear as people get older, but…

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BOARD GAMES FOR SENIORS, RECOMMENDED AGE: 65 AND UP

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. Mike Singletary Introduction Board games are a must for any household with children. Toy stores are shelved with board games, ranging from the old classics to the new favorites. There are games that help develop cognitive abilities, emotional skills, strategic…

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Wellness Coaching Helps Seniors Thrive And Survive

Wellness Coaches are certified professionals from diverse backgrounds and education who work with individuals and groups to achieve self-determined goals related to health and wellness. They help people build skills such as self-motivation, self-awareness, confidence, and resilience. The goal is make these changes sustainable.         Wellness Coaching: A Positive For Seniors Seniors, especially those…

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