There are so many outdoor activities that you can do with seniors in the spring. These activities are generally a lot of fun for them and provide them with some great experiences. Here are 3 fun spring activities for seniors.
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Hospital patients tend to look at discharge as a one-time event that happens on the day the doctor finally says it's time to go home. But discharge planning is a process in which seniors can be very much involved. So, here are a few things to help you see how much control you do have, perhaps a viewpoint you hadn't considered.
They say that love is in the air during springtime. While that might be true, it is also the time when we love to do a thorough cleaning. So here are a few suggestions of things for seniors and others to put on the checklist this year. Be sure to ask a loved one for help if you need it.
Whether it is for romance or friendship, Valentine's Day has a way of making us crave companionship, often from loved ones we haven't spoken to in a while. But no matter what the reason, or what time of year, many seniors are using social media to satisfy that craving. Here are some tips to help you do the same.
Dealing with a life-impacting illness can be extremely challenging as it can come with a variety of symptoms including physical pain, anxiety, fatigue, and depression. For those that are dealing with a difficult illness and all of the treatment that goes with it, pursuing a palliative care approach for treatment could be very beneficial. Palliative care is designed to help someone better deal with the symptoms of their illness and the treatment that goes along with it. Those that go through a palliative care treatment can benefit a number of different ways.
Exercise has many advantages for people of all ages, including physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. There are various factors that go into making a routine effective. But for seniors, there is a special need to thoroughly consider safety issues as well. If you are ready to increase your level of physical activity, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Coordinating care for a loved one who isn't part of your immediate family can be difficult, especially if there are several people involved in the decisions. There are a few tips to help you with the process so you can be sure to give the best possible care to your family.
Cooktops and ranges are frequently associated with kitchen mishaps among the elderly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, each year fire departments respond to 166,100 home structure fires that involve cooking equipment. As a result of the kitchen fires, 480 people die and 5,540 are injured annually. Some common hazardous mistakes seniors make include leaving food on the stove to cook unattended and/or track of cooking times, forgetting to turn burners off after removing pans from the stove, attempting to clean hot cooktop surfaces, allowing too much grease to accumulate on surfaces. There are some safer cooking appliance alternatives you can encourage your loved one to use instead of the cooktop or range.
Specialists are doctors that have received training that makes them keenly aware and qualified to care for patients with certain illnesses or body systems. While aging is definitely not an illness, it can present itself as a sort of 'condition' that requires special care. For this reason, some seniors consider seeing a geriatrician for their medical care. Here are 3 reasons it might be wise to consider seeing a doctor trained in this specialty.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become annual traditions for millions of Americans. Some spend the entire year thinking about what items they will purchase immediately and which can wait until these two special days in November. But what are these two annual shopping events and why might Cyber Monday be the safer option for seniors? Let's consider a few facts.