Wellness

7 Ways You Can Proactively Plan for Long-Term Care as You Age

Planning for Long-Term Care

None of us has a crystal ball. Illness, injury or disability can occur at any time during our retirement years. Healthcare, legal and financial authorities agree that planning for the long-term care needs of yourself, or an older loved one, is extremely important.

Exercise Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Exercising Around Holiday Feasts: How to Keep the Bulge at Bay

Exercising Around Holiday Feasts

“The holidays are fast approaching and that means family gatherings, parties with friends and great food and drink – all of which can contribute to adding some unhealthy pounds over a short period of time,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

“Registered dietitians tell us that moderation is the key during the holidays. But if your sweet tooth and your love of holiday feasts are more than your willpower can handle, there is another helpful solution – exercise!”

Healthy Aging Insights: The Link Between Sleep and Dementia

We’ve always known that a good night’s sleep is good for our physical and emotional health. Getting enough “zzzzz”s makes us feel refreshed, alert and ready for the day.  

“Recent research studies also suggest that there is a dangerous downside to not getting sufficient sleep,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Health Tips for Seniors: Is Walking the Perfect Exercise?

Tips on What to Look for in Long-Term Care for Your Loved One

What to Look for in Long-Term Care for Your Loved One

As our parents and other loved ones age, there may come a time when they are no longer able to take care of themselves. Their physical health and personal safety becomes increasingly at risk, and they require individual care and support on a regular and ongoing basis. This may include such things as bathing, medication management, meal preparation and general health supervision.

For many older adults today, Long-Term Care communities – also called Traditional Nursing Care and Skilled Nursing Care centers – provide an ideal solution.

Short-Term Rehabilitation Tips for Successful Stroke Recovery

Short-Term Rehabilitation for Successful Stroke Recovery

According to the National Stroke Association article “Rehabilitation Therapy After a Stroke,” stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term adult disability, affecting approximately 795,000 people each year in the U.S. The good news is that stroke survivors and their families can find workable solutions to even the most difficult situations by approaching every problem with patience, perseverance and creativity.

Balancing Act: Tips for Maintaining Your Equilibrium as You Age

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