Health Screenings for Seniors and In Home Care
Fall is officially here and it’s time to start buttoning up the home to prepare for the winter. Just like our house, it’s important to make checks on our bodies; especially as we get older. As we age, there are factors that can affect our health, so it’s beneficial to keep tabs on how we are doing on a day-to-day basis.
There are many health screenings for seniors that are great for making sure our loved ones are doing well as they age. Blood pressure and cholesterol checks are key for looking for potential problems with the heart. Those with high blood pressure should have regular diabetes screenings to prevent further complications that could come with imbalanced insulin levels.
Colonoscopies are a necessary test for both men and women seniors, especially if cancer runs in the family. These checks should be administered after the age of fifty years old.
Other health screenings for seniors that should be done include hearing and vision tests. Women should have a mammogram starting after 50 and have them performed every one to three years, depending on family history.
Osteoporosis is a possible condition that can occur later in life. The bones become fragile and lose strength. It’s important to screen for this after 65 years of age; sooner if Osteoporosis runs in the family.
No matter the age, it is always helpful to make regular check-ups a yearly preventative measure. When possible, getting the flu shot is great for preventing a difficult illness that can be life-threatening for older adults. Taking the time to take care of our bodies is always a good idea.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home senior care and the many benefits of professional elderly care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.