Staying physically active and participating in daily exercise routines can contribute to older adults' emotional and physical well-being. Taking part in physical activities, such as going on daily walks to a favorite park, planting a small garden, dancing to a favorite tune, or joining a Zoom yoga class, are beneficial to physical and emotional health.
Due to the ever-changing pandemic scene in 2020, Florida seniors and family caregivers have often been left with broken schedules and limited outdoor recreation. Moreover, the lack of outdoor activities and increased senior isolation have weighed heavily on older adults, especially those who live alone.
Many seniors love to continue to be independent as they age, and that includes preparing themselves for the meals that they have always loved. However, sometimes the kitchen can come with additional risks like falling or burning one's self on a hot stove or oven. As we get older, these accidents can become more severe and the recovery can take longer.
The older we get, the more people we have in our lives. We have our families, friends, colleagues, and if we’re lucky, our caregivers and companions. Professional caregivers and companions are in high demand in the Orlando, Winter Park, and Saint Cloud areas because more people are choosing to age in place at home. However, many wonder if a senior companion and a caregiver are the same?
When a caregiver is not available, seniors sometimes have to prepare breakfast themselves. Here are three breakfasts for seniors that are easy and nutritious.
Eating healthy does not have to break the bank. These nutritious foods are perfect for seniors on a budget.
Falling is one of the top safety concerns of seniors and their caregivers. With these simple fall-proofing tips, you can help prevent falls at home and ensure that your home is safe for seniors.
When choosing a senior caregiver, you naturally want to make sure you’re finding someone who is going to give the best experience to your loved one. Here are four key traits to look for in a caregiver.
Memory loss can be a frustrating symptom of the aging process for seniors and their caregivers and loved ones alike. Here are several ways to best communicate with someone experiencing memory loss.
As we all take steps to follow the CDC’s infection control and prevention procedures and adhere to state and local mandates to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we must not lose sight that seniors and family caregivers are affected in more ways than one during this pandemic.
Many seniors plan to age in place from the comfort of their own home. Here are several steps to take to ensure that your loved one is safe and comfortable.
One in four Americans of 65 years or older falls every year. According to an online report by the National Council on Aging, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in an emergency room as a result of a fall. Many falls can be prevented by making appropriate home modifications and promptly addressing related health issues and lifestyle factors.
Learn 5 beneficial activities from Senior Helpers of Orlando that can help with fostering social interaction in seniors.
Do you want to enjoy caregiving activities and experience less stress? Preparing in advance for activities outside the home can reduce stress for both the family caregiver and the person in his or her care.
While visiting senior loved ones during family reunions, Sunday brunches, or holiday breaks, we usually make sure we catch up on the latest family news and on any medical updates our loved ones care to share.
Family members can help seniors enjoy a more meaningful holiday season if they provide them with gifts that enhance emotional and cognitive well-being, increase social interaction, and promote physical wellness.
Family caregivers can enhance daily caregiving by adding creative and stimulating activities to their daily schedule and that of the person under their care.
When older adults retire and family and friends have moved to other areas or passed away, some retirees find themselves entering a time of unexpected isolation.
Want to reduce caregiver stress and promote overall health? One solution is a daily walking routine that incorporates social interaction.
It’s common to hear retirees and older adults say, “I am not going anywhere. I’m staying in my own home!” Many seniors want to age in place and do not want to leave their home.
When family members are faced with having to take care of an older adult, they are often taken aback by the seemingly insurmountable number of care essentials involved, especially when acting as the sole caregiver or a first-time caregiver.
Thanksgiving and the winter break are right around the corner, so family trips and holiday reunions will soon start. Are you ready for them?
Every 11 seconds, an older American will end up at a hospital emergency room due to a fall. And every 19 minutes, an older adult over 65 will die after sustaining a fall, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA).
With the help of a noninvasive retinal scan, a team of neuroscientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has found that signs of Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be identified in the retina in the early stages of the disease.
Summer months in Florida often remind us of family reunions: charcoal grills smelling up the yard and the constant hum of the overhead fan at grandma's. But the steamy 98º outdoor temperature is almost unbearable.
We have finally reached that time of the year when families are beginning to plan family reunions and long-awaited trips. If you didn’t take a family trip during the winter months, don’t worry; spring has just arrived and the hot summer months are just around the corner.
Creating a list of yearly resolutions may be a simple task for some; however, achieving all those goals may be a much harder task to accomplish for adults 50 and older. According to an online report in Statistical Brain, published Jan. 1, 2017, adults 50 and older are less likely to achieve their yearly resolutions than younger adults in their twenties.
If you are 65 and older, your chances of having serious flu-related complications are higher than in younger adult populations. As we age, our immune system weakens.
Being a full-time family caregiver is not an easy task, especially when providing care for someone with dementia. It's not unusual for family caregivers to be impacted by work overload and constant stress when trying to provide 24/7 care for an older spouse or parent diagnosed with a neurodegenerative illness such Alzheimer’s disease.
If you want to help improve the quality of life of older adults, think about including music in a senior’s daily list of activities.
If you want to encourage older adults to stay active, try combining some fun activities into one daily outing.