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September: Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Month is every September. It’s a perfect time to reflect on how we can live well and improve our mental, physical, emotional, and financial health. Establishing and maintaining healthy habits, can prepare us for not only longevity, but aging well. It’s true that you’re never too old to try something new. Decide what you … Continue reading

Senior Nutrition: What’s on the Plate?

As we age, our nutrient requirements change. Our metabolism also slows down, so we need fewer calories than we once did. So, it’s more important than ever to choose foods that offer the best nutritional value. Remembering the 50-25-25 rule can be helpful. An older adult’s plate should include the following nutrients: 50% fruits and … Continue reading

Caring for Your Loved One’s Ostomy

What is an ostomy? If a portion of your intestine doesn’t work properly, a surgeon can make an opening – called an ostomy – in your midsection and bring a part of your intestine to the skin’s surface. An ostomy allows waste to leave your body through the part of your intestine at the ostomy … Continue reading

Your Aging Loved One’s Need for Companionship

As we age, the tasks we normally do can become challenging. Seemingly simple activities of daily living can be daunting if our bodies experience limitations as we grow older. Many seniors can’t help but feel that things aren’t the way they used to be, and it can greatly affect them mentally. It’s not uncommon for … Continue reading

Encouraging Good Sleep Habits in the Elderly

It is said that we sleep for a third of our lives. That alone shows how necessary sleep is for our body. But, as time goes by and our bodies age, our sleep patterns change. Older adults may find that they fall sleep and wake up earlier than they used to. Other adults have difficulty … Continue reading

Medication Management: Ways to Remember Medicine Intake

Taking your medication as prescribed by your physician is necessary for controlling or treating health conditions. We all know that medication is intended to improve health and quality of life. But did you know that some estimates show nearly 50% of US patients don’t take their medications correctly? About a third never even fill their … Continue reading