Senior Living

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.

Ready, Steady and Balance: 9 Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

Seniors exercising together

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of injury and injury-related death among senior adults ages 65 and older today. According to statistics, one out of three seniors falls every year, and two-thirds of them will fall again within six months. Additionally, the risk of falling increases with each decade of life.

Stuck in the Middle: Managing the Stress of Caregiving for Children and Aging Parents

Senior and adult children talking

We’ve all heard the term, "sandwich generation" – that segment of the population caught in the middle of taking care of their children while also acting as caregivers for their aging parents. 

How to Help Seniors Feel a Sense of Security

Senior spending time with family

According to gerontologists and other senior care experts, how senior adults feel about their safety and security has a significant impact on their self-confidence and overall outlook on life. Given the importance of how older adults’ view their quality of life, it is essential to understand the factors that affect their sense of security and well-being.

What Affects Seniors’ Sense of Security?

Older adults’ sense of security can be affected by a variety of factors, experts say, including:

Summer Vacation: 7 Tips for Traveling with Your Loved One with Dementia

Senior traveling on an airplane

As anyone caring for a loved one with dementia can tell you, caregiving responsibilities require considerable amounts of time, energy, compassion and devotion. As a result, caregivers sometimes give up the things they enjoy most in life such as summer vacations and travel. 

However, according to dementia care experts, that doesn’t always have to be the case.

7 Ways to Get Involved During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Senior and adult child hugging

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. It is an ideal time to pause and reflect on the millions of Americans who are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and the individuals who are caring for them. It is also a time for caregivers, friends and families to show their support and get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 

Why? Because, today, Alzheimer’s affects 47.5 million people worldwide – with 7.7 million new cases diagnosed every year. It is the fifth-leading cause of death for those over 65.

5 Useful Ways to Maintain a Positive Attitude Toward Aging

Two seniors laughing together

To quote author and women’s advocate Betty Friedan, "Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."

Getting older might not be something we all look forward to, but aging is a reality we all have to face. And how we approach the passing of the years, say aging experts, has a lot to do with our happiness and health later in life.

5 Ways Our Senior Living Services Enhance an Aging Adult's Lifestyle

5 Ways Our Senior Living Services Enhance an Aging Adult's Lifestyle

Today, requiring care in a senior living community no longer means giving up a full and enriching lifestyle for older Americans. In fact, forward-thinking senior living communities now place a major emphasis on ensuring that their residents have an active, purposeful lifestyle that enhances their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

7 Things You Need to Know About Long-Term Care

7 Things You Need to Know About Long-Term Care

Recent research by the US Department of Health & Human Services projects that most seniors age 65 or older will need long-term care at some point in their lives. As noted by the long-term care experts at the Mayo Clinic®, “If

How to Coordinate Care for an Aging Parent With Your Siblings

Sons Gathered with Father

We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village,” with regard to raising children. Similarly, it could be said that “it takes a family” to care for an aging parent.

“As an adult child, having siblings can be a blessing when it comes to caring for a parent who needs ongoing care,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. 

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