Did you know that it is normal for aging seniors to feel overwhelmed and stressed? Stress hormones can negatively affect your physical health. Many studies have shown that elevated levels are connected to high blood pressure, weakened immune systems, and heart disease.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness month and Senior Helpers wants to help your loved one get the care they need. There are several resources that provide the education families need to understand and provide the right care for Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive condition that looks different for every individual dealing with the disease. Senior Helpers wants to provide you with information, resources, and the help you are looking for.
Middle Eastern dishes are easy to prepare. The recipes include lean proteins, healthy fats, vegetables, and grains which are all beneficial to a healthy diet. Senior Helpers supports including healthier food options in your daily diet.
Senior Helpers provides a host of care services to seniors nationwide. Planning meals and creating grocery lists ahead of time cuts down unplanned trips to the grocery store. And when it comes to your loved one’s health, our caregivers will do everything they can to help them to stay motivated and confident in being independent.
It may at times be hard to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle because many do not know where to begin. Senior Helpers would like to provide you with a few nutritious options that promote heart heath!
Switching careers can be intimidating. Careful thought and research should be done before making any decisions. We have compiled a list of factors to consider when switching jobs/careers to make this change smoother for you.
The month of February is Black History Month. It is an annual celebration to honor the achievements African Americans have made. Senior Helpers would like to take the time to honor African American medical leaders in U.S. history
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it could be looking a little bit different for you this year. No matter if you are with your loved ones or separated from them, we can all celebrate the holiday in our own unique way. Senior Helpers would like to share a few wellness-boosting activities you can participate in on this upcoming Valentine’s Day!
It is no secret that caregivers are modern-day heroes in the lives of many. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the need for caregivers has skyrocketed. More now than ever, seniors are requesting in-home care.
The older we get, the more important it is to plan out important events, and other lifestyle changes throughout the year to come. Planning factors such as budgets, home changes, transportation and more can help us not forget anything, but also relieve us of the stress we might otherwise incur.
Although many seniors feel a sense of joy and comfort during the holidays, many of them also experience the holiday blues. Whether it be from missing passed loved ones or not being able to partake in certain activities, older adults tend to feel increased sadness around these times. As their loved one, there are many things you can do to help them feel excited about this time instead!
Next week (December 6-12) is National Influenza Vaccination week and getting flu vaccinations this year is more important than ever. With the winter months upon us and the number of COVID-19 cases rising, a flu vaccination could make a difference for your and your families health.
Many people use the holidays as a time to give, say thanks, and celebrate with the people they love. This is a joyous time for many of us but can sometimes bring added stress and sadness- particularly for our loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
Did you know that around 25% of older adults, ages 65+, have some form of diabetes? Living with diabetes requires some lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, and more. Diabetes is especially affected by our diets. Learning how to maintain a diabetes friendly diet can help you or your loved ones live more comfortably with diabetes! Here are a few tips on transitioning into a diabetic friendly diet.
Balancing work, kids, school, and being a caregiver for your family member? It’s not an easy job by far. If you don’t usually take time to check on your own health also, take this as a sign to do so. We’ve compiled some helpful suggestions for taking some stress off our hardworking family caregivers.
As we grow older, our bodies begin to change and adapt in a variety of ways. Healthy Lung Month is all throughout October, and with Respiratory Care week happening now, this creates an opportunity to learn more about respiratory health issues that can commonly affect seniors.
Heads up everyone! October 15th is Global Handwashing Day, a day dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of washing your hands. It is so important that we constantly wash our hands because hand washing saves lives and prevents the spread of disease. Here are some tips from Senior Helpers!
With Covid-19, this October we must take a few extra steps to keep our lungs healthy. Covid-19 has been one of the leading causes of respiratory issues since its debut.
There is significant clinical and scientific evidence that keeping your brain active, challenging your mind and cognitive processes, can provide a certain amount of protection against dementia and other brain disorders.
Whether you're dealing with the loss of a loved one, having a rough day, or just trying to manage getting through quarantine, coping skills can help you get through tough times.
As we enter this new and unprecedented phase of the pandemic, we are inundated with guidelines about how to keep ourselves and our families healthy and virus-free. Yet a key item on the list—social distancing—poses unprecedented challenges to our mental and emotional well being, and requires consideration.
Social distancing is impacting millions across the globe. As more and more people are staying indoors, it’s critical to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle—both physically and mentally. Seniors may have the most difficulty adjusting to new lifestyle changes, but there are several ways for older individuals to adopt new habits and hobbies that will keep them close with their loved ones and, stay active and lively.
Seniors are embracing technology more than ever! Through the use of technology, such as social media tools or virtual reality, seniors can see a decrease in loneliness and, in turn, experience better mental and physical health.
February is American Heart Month! You diet plays a major role in heart health and can impact your risk of heart disease. In fact, certain foods can influence blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol levels and inflammation, all of which are risk factors for heart disease.
People who had good healthy habits when they were younger tend to become healthy seniors, but it is never too late. Good health habits can make a difference even to seniors who are prone to illness or have not made their health a priority in the past.