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Archive for Adult health

Aging in place

Home sweet home can become home not so sweet home as we age and our needs change. Stairs that once seemed so lovely and grand can suddenly seem like barriers preventing us from accessing parts of our houses. Tubs where…

Debunking ten aging myths

Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about. Instead, the emphasis is often on the limitations people experience as they get older from problems as varied…

Shots for Seniors

 Children aren’t the only ones who need shots. For seniors, healthcare providers recommend that older adults receive vaccinations for flu, tetanus, pneumonia, chickenpox, and other diseases. These diseases can be much worse in older adults than in children and may…

Be Prepared for an Emergency

 There are several items you can get and procedures you can follow to better safeguard against your elderly loved one falling victim to an in-home emergency. Here are just a few. Cordless phone. A cordless phone with a clip can…

Tips For Helping Your Aging Parent

It can be very difficult for  seniors to acknowledge that they need help with the business of life. If they come to the point where they need your help, they are confronted with their own limitations. And those limitations won’t “get…

Encouraging the Elderly to Eat

Getting elderly adults to eat is often a great source of stress for family caregivers, so we’ve compiled some helpful hints to hopefully make mealtime more enjoyable and “productive.” Seven Helpful Hints to Encourage Elderly to Eat: Water, water everywhere….

Older Adults and Exercise

Today, we know a lot more about older adults and their need to exercise. Regardless of their health and physical abilities, older adults can gain a lot by staying physically active. Even if you have difficulty standing or walking, you…