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How SilverSneakers is Helping Caregivers Keep Seniors More Active

Regular exercise benefits a senior in so many ways, including improving balance, flexibility and coordination, strengthening their immune system, building lean muscle, reducing stress and promoting a better night’s sleep. If you’re looking after a senior in the Manatee County, FL, area, one of the exciting new ways you can help keep them more active is by introducing them to the SilverSneakers program.

By |2019-06-08T14:45:57-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , , , |

How to Keep a Senior Hydrated While in the Florida Sun

For many Floridians aged 65-and-over, the sun’s intense heat can also quickly place them at risk for dehydration. If you’re currently serving as a caregiver for an aging in place elderly loved one, there are several proven ways to keep a senior hydrated so they can continue enjoying the rejuvenating Florida sunshine for many years to come.

By |2019-05-27T16:39:14-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , , , |

How Ride-Sharing Services are Transforming Senior Transportation

Roughly 20% of all Americans aged 65-and-over can’t drive any more, but many of them still live at home. Staying active becomes more difficult once a senior gives up their car keys, and finding them some safe and reliable transportation is oftentimes problematic.

By |2019-05-19T10:26:47-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Senior Transportation Options in Manatee County, FL

For most aging in place seniors, turning over the car keys for good is a major blow to their freedom and independence. Not being able to drive oftentimes keeps at-home seniors from getting to the store, their exercise classes, doctors’ appointments and other activities. And eventually, that inactivity starts taking a toll on their health and wellbeing. If you’re serving as a caregiver for a senior in Manatee County, FL, who no longer drives, finding them reliable senior transportation starts with these options.

By |2019-04-23T14:45:20-04:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Convincing Seniors to Stay Off Ladders and Stepstools

Now that they’re both in their 70s, you’re concerned one of them is going to experience a serious fall that will interfere with their ability to age in place. What should you do? What follows are several reliable ways to help convince your aging parents to avoid ladders and stepstools.

By |2019-03-18T21:23:54-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , , |

Helping Your Aging Parents Downsize Their Home

Helping your aging parents downsize may seem like a scary task. For those taking care of their elderly family members, it is a pivotal point that an individual must handle with understanding, delicacy, and care. Downsizing a home also might mean that your parent is going through some changes in living arrangements, which can make a senior anxious. With some care and a few tips from experienced professionals, you can make downsizing your aging parent's home much more comfortable for everyone involved.

By |2018-08-14T18:23:48-04:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , |

Emergency Preparation Plan for Seniors

Many seniors who are still living at home have special daily living requirements and medical needs that must be addressed within their emergency preparation plans. If you have an elderly loved one who’s still aging in place close by, or especially in another state, it’s important to discuss disaster preparedness with them before the next event presents itself. To assist your efforts, here are some tips on devising an emergency preparation plan for seniors to consider.

When is Home Care Helpful?

There are many ways that home care can be helpful for seniors and their family members. Home care can help for short periods of time, for extended periods, or around-the-clock in certain circumstances. Here are the most common reasons families set up home care for a loved one. Ways which home care is helpful There [...]

By |2018-03-12T14:57:48-04:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , |

How Humor Helps the Elderly

Humor is enjoyed among people of all ages, but it turns out it’s particularly healthy for the elderly. That’s because laughter can prevent certain medical conditions for which older people tend to be at risk. Of course, not all senior citizens are aware of how helpful humor can be. That’s why their younger family members [...]

By |2017-10-27T10:07:19-04:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Senior Living|

How Independent Living Can Improve Seniors’ Mental Health

People want to live a full and rewarding life for as long as possible, and seniors are no exception. Independence is a big source of feelings of competence and self-esteem. But when you start noticing that some of your skills are less reliable than they once were, your confidence can take a real dip. The [...]

By |2017-10-14T11:53:11-04:00October 14th, 2017|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: |

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