Senior Living

Nursing Home Neglect vs. Self-Neglect

As our loved ones become older and frail, it is important to ensure they receive proper care. Many are unable to tend to themselves, and will increasingly rely on other people to cater to their basic needs. Senior citizens are among the most vulnerable people in our lives, and are often neglected. This can include [...]

By | 2020-07-07T11:56:55+00:00 February 12th, 2020|Caregiving, Guest Posts, Guides, Senior Living|Comments Off on Nursing Home Neglect vs. Self-Neglect

Do I Need a Wheelchair After Hip Replacement?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 326,000 hip replacements were performed in the US during the year 2010. This shows how common this intense procedure has become. Between 2000 and 2010, the age distribution of patients involved in this surgery changed significantly with the number increasing for younger groups and [...]

By | 2020-07-22T14:16:10+00:00 December 24th, 2019|Senior Living, Wheelchairs|Comments Off on Do I Need a Wheelchair After Hip Replacement?

Shower Chair Guide: Choosing and Using the Best Shower Chair

What is a Shower Chair? A shower chair (also known as a tub seat, bath chair, or various other names) is a water resistant chair that may or may not include a backrest and armrest. This type of durable medical equipment usually features a slip-resistant seat as well as rubber or suction cup-style feet to [...]

By | 2020-07-22T14:24:01+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Bathroom Safety, Guides, Senior Living|Comments Off on Shower Chair Guide: Choosing and Using the Best Shower Chair

Limited Range of Motion: Tips for Treatment

Our extended range of motion is often underappreciated until we begin to lose parts of it. Illnesses such as arthritis, tendonitis, and a whole assortment of other muscular, soft tissue, and bone disorders can gradually chip away at our ability to move. These disorders make our daily movements painful, and through this pain, limit our [...]

By | 2020-08-14T10:05:36+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Guest Posts, Senior Living|Comments Off on Limited Range of Motion: Tips for Treatment

Life After the First Fall: What Should Be Done

Witnessing an aging parent’s physical health slowly decline into unsteadiness is never easy. There may be many warning signs, but the first time your father or mother has a serious fall can be a traumatic experience. Both the senior and family caregivers are often unsure what to do next. Rest assured, there are ways to [...]

By | 2020-08-14T10:17:20+00:00 July 24th, 2019|Bathroom Safety, Bedroom Safety, Guest Posts, Senior Living|Comments Off on Life After the First Fall: What Should Be Done

Best Health & Fitness Products for Seniors

Fitness technology has become so ubiquitous and sophisticated that you’d have to go out of your way to ignore its innovations. Even if you’re the type that prefers to take it back to the basics with freeform workout routines in the outdoors, it’s impossible to deny the appeal of fitness gadgets. There are so many [...]

By | 2020-08-20T14:15:05+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Daily Living Aids, Guest Posts, Senior Living|Comments Off on Best Health & Fitness Products for Seniors

How to Ease Sudden Chest Pain

Many of us will get chest pain at some point in our lives. While chest pain doesn’t automatically mean there is a heart issue, it’s always best to visit your doctor if you have any concerns. With so many problems that can cause chest pain (anything from acid reflux to a heart attack), knowing what [...]

By | 2020-08-20T14:16:41+00:00 July 10th, 2019|Guest Posts, Senior Living, Senior News|Comments Off on How to Ease Sudden Chest Pain

How Aging Adults Can Stay Safe While Moving Around

One of the best things aging adults can do to stay healthy is to walk, get enough exercise, and move around in general. Despite this, older individuals are less likely to get around on their own, often due to a fear of falling. Well, this anxiety is justified. It is estimated that around 3 million [...]

By | 2019-06-27T13:03:48+00:00 June 20th, 2019|Home Safety Modifications, Senior Living|Comments Off on How Aging Adults Can Stay Safe While Moving Around

Resources for Excellent Nursing Home Care

At some point in life, there comes a time where seniors begin to think about how they want to spend their elder years. Some seniors will spend the rest of their lives in the comfort of home, while others will need to turn to a nursing home for the extra level of care that they [...]

By | 2019-06-13T11:09:51+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Caregiving, Guest Posts, Senior Living|Comments Off on Resources for Excellent Nursing Home Care

5 Bedroom Essentials for Seniors

  Watching our parents or relatives grow old is tough. Watching them lose their physical abilities and mental sharpness can take an emotional toll, and can be even more trying for them. The best we can do is create as comfortable and safe an environment as we can to make them feel more at ease. [...]

By | 2019-05-08T10:11:19+00:00 May 8th, 2019|Bedroom Safety, Guest Posts, Senior Living|Comments Off on 5 Bedroom Essentials for Seniors