How to Plan the Perfect Retirement Home

Retirement is an exciting time for many people. It’s a chance to get away from work and relax. It’s a chance to do the things in life that you’ve always wanted to do. Just make sure that you’re doing them in the right home for you. Choosing a retirement home is tough, which is why so many people end up hiring a contractor to build a custom one for them. Even if you don’t want a custom retirement home, it’s a good idea to hire a contractor to help you remodel the home that you decide on to help it fit your needs and wants more specifically. Below are some guidelines to help you get the most out of a retirement home and to get a house that you can be proud of. Continue reading “How to Plan the Perfect Retirement Home”

Is that true – seniors are not receiving proper treatment for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a harmful illness that mostly affects the elderly because it is directly linked to bone health. Treatment must be prescribed by skilled healthcare practitioners, who need to be very careful. Misdiagnosing the patient may lead to severe complications over the years. Continue reading “Is that true – seniors are not receiving proper treatment for osteoporosis”

Why Seniors Need Dental Care

The older we get, the more our dental issues can affect our overall health and well-being. It is essential for seniors to be aware of the many problems poor dental hygiene may cause and the things that can have major ramifications on oral health. Ensuring that we retain good oral health including with teeth, gums and the mouth, it is possible to live a much healthier and happier life as we age. Continue reading “Why Seniors Need Dental Care”

Strategies for fostering cooperation when caring for the elderly

This article is contributed by Jason Phillips.

Huge improvements in medicine and surgical techniques have enabled many people to live much longer than was previously possible. However, living longer increases the chances of needing some assistance with everyday tasks; this can apply whether your aging relative is simply struggling to cope or has any number of ailments affecting their ability to look after themselves.

Providing care for a loved one and be a time consuming, emotionally draining task; but usually one that is ultimately very rewarding. Perhaps the biggest issue of providing care is deciding how to persuade someone to accept care when they are resistant to the idea. Continue reading “Strategies for fostering cooperation when caring for the elderly”

4 Reasons Why Seniors Need Plenty of Exercise

This article is contributed by Vee Cecil.

Of course, with each day, hour, and minute that passes us by, we’re all getting older. But what many may not know or consider is that we’re actually getting older as a nation, too. The U.S. Census Bureau notes that in 2012 there were 43.1 million people in the country who were 65 or older. By 2050, that number is expected to almost double to 83.7 million. Continue reading “4 Reasons Why Seniors Need Plenty of Exercise”

How Seniors Can Maintain a Healthy Diet

balanced diets for seniorsGuest contribution by Emily Hunter

Getting older is a fact of life, and for those of us lucky enough to have parents and loved ones who are considered senior citizens, making sure they are healthy is extremely important. Being healthy as a senior includes exercise and a good diet, just like for those of us who are younger. But older age can also bring challenges. Continue reading “How Seniors Can Maintain a Healthy Diet”

Summer Health How-Tos for Seniors

Summer Health for SeniorsGuest contribution by Ruth Folger Weiss

Summer is a great time to take things at a slower pace and enjoy the beautiful weather. From participating in outdoor activities, to spending time with grandchildren, and all of the other summer activities you’ll be engaging in, it’s important to be mindful of the heat and its effect on your health. Spending too much time in the harsh sun or even inside a room that is too hot can lead to health complications. With these how-tos, you’ll be able to have a happy and healthy summer! Continue reading “Summer Health How-Tos for Seniors”

10 reasons why seniors sometimes don’t eat properly

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Guest contribution by Peter Smith.

Caring for an older relative can be hard work – and one of the hardest parts is often trying to ensure they’ve eaten enough, or eaten the right foods. A good start to solving this problem is to figure out just exactly why they aren’t eating properly – there are lots of potential reasons for it, and narrowing it down can help you target the source of the issue. Here are ten reasons seniors sometimes don’t eat properly: Continue reading “10 reasons why seniors sometimes don’t eat properly”

Strength Training for Seniors

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Guest contribution by Tiffany Miller

Why is strength training such a great idea for seniors? Can someone in their 80’s really benefit from strength training? Strength training is useful for all ages if done properly. Seniors can benefit from strength training in the areas of muscular degeneration, bone degeneration, and balance. Continue reading “Strength Training for Seniors”

Landscaping Ideas for Seniors

gladeGuest contribution by Dane O’Leary

Garden therapy has been recommended to treat ailments both physical as well as emotional and to individuals of all ages. Especially for seniors, gardening also provides a productive form of exercise too. Bending, planting, and pruning are great for the body, allowing limbs to stretch and improving circulation. Sunshine is a source of vitamin D while taking part in the natural environment by growing new plant life and helping it to thrive is good for the soul. Continue reading “Landscaping Ideas for Seniors”