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How to Support a Senior Loved One During Social Distancing

Senior Wearing Mask

As we all know, social distancing is an essential public health measure designed to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Although necessary, social distancing has changed our lives and created difficulties for all of us. However, no members of society have had to deal with more challenges than our vulnerable senior population.

7 Ways Seniors Can Decrease the Risk of Heart Disease as They Age

Heart-healthy foods

It is critically important for all seniors to know that the physical changes that occur with age can increase your risk of heart disease. Why is it so important? Because heart disease is the top killer of older Americans today. 

11 Ways to Make the Bathroom Safer for Seniors

Bathroom

January is National Bath Safety Month and the ideal timefor seniors and those who love them to develop a plan for a safe bathroom environment. Falls are the number one cause of serious injury and hospitalization for seniors each year and many of these injuries occur in the bathroom. In fact, statistics provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) show that 80 percent of senior falls that happen in the home occur in the bathroom.

Caregiver Coping: How to Adjust Your Expectations for the Holidays

senior man and caregiver wearing santa hats.

In her article, Caregiving During the Holidays: Have a Realistic & Positive Approach, author andeldercare consultant, Carol Bradley Bursack, describes a scenario that many caregivers can identify with.

The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy for Seniors

Senior doing physical therapy exercises

According to The American Physical Therapy Association(APTA), the goal of physical therapy (PT) for seniors is to make daily tasks and activities easier, while enabling them to function as independently as possible.

Physical therapists are fully licensed practitioners who assist senior adults in achieving their health and fitness goals. Physical therapists help to reduce pain, restore functionality and improve mobility for better living –issues that many seniors deal with today.

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