The flu season is upon us; it’s crucial to learn about immunizations and protection against this disease during the holiday season. While there are a variety of factors that can contribute to the number of people impacted by the flu each year, According to the CDC, it is estimated that the flu resulted in between nine million and 41 million illnesses per year from 2010 to 2020 in the United States.
November is National Home Care and Hospice Month to recognize and honor the nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who have made a difference in patients' lives. With 3 out of 4 seniors ages 50 and older wanting to stay in their homes, more people than ever want to age in place at home, despite changes in health or mobility rather than going to a nursing facility.
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest cooking holidays of the year, and big holidays come with big expectations. This is the meal everyone looks forward to all year. So, if you are hosting or supplying the food for your Thanksgiving gathering, you’re going to want to make sure you impress your guests!
Thanksgiving and other holiday events are right around the corner, which means spending time with friends and family, enjoying home-cooked meals, and reminiscing about previous times spent together. Caring for a family member takes compassion, commitment, and teamwork, especially during the holidays. Senior Helpers has a few tips on caring for loved ones during the holiday season to help provide a positive experience.
Looking for fun and unique ways to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year? Halloween is one day in the year where people can express their creativity by dressing up in costumes, decorating and carving amazing pumpkins. So, embrace the fall weather and stock up on your favorite Halloween candy.
As you age, your brain’s volume gradually shrinks. When this occurs, the nerve cells in your brain can shrink or lose connection with other nerve cells, which causes cognitive changes to occur. Memory and other cognitive changes can be frustrating but keeping the mind active can help reduce cognitive decline and reduce the risk of dementia.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is recognized every October to raise awareness of the disease and help women in need today. In 2019, an estimated 3.8 million individuals are living with a history of breast cancer in the United States.
Alzheimer’s disease is most common in people over the age of 65 and affects every 1 in 14 seniors this age while affecting 1 in every 6 seniors over the age of 80. When caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia, it's crucial to understand their diagnosis and what care options they may need as time progresses. The effect on your entire family can be overwhelming, but Senior Helpers is here to help with strategies to cope with this disease.
As the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, it can only mean one thing; fall is here! With everything changing, it can be overwhelming trying to get plans or tasks organized. Changing seasons should be the start of a new beginning and chapter in your life where you can try new things, celebrate life, or meet new people.
Labor Day is an annual celebration that is observed on the first Monday in September to represent the social and economic achievements of American workers. Labor Day was originally only recognized by labor activists and individual states before it became a federal holiday. This day celebrates the contributions of workers around the country who created the labor movement in the late 19th century to allow individuals the recognition they deserved.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to highlighting the importance of getting recommended immunizations throughout your life, and how they play an important role in preventing serious and deadly diseases.
We have always known that salt can help to enhance the flavor in many foods, and while it is good, have you ever considered the negative impact of sodium? Too much sodium can become a serious health risk for many.
It is common as we age to notice changes in sleep duration and quality. These changes occur because our bodies are changing. We experience different cycles in a 24-hour period called circadian rhythms.
Get out and enjoy the summer weather while it is here. Summertime is something to look forward to after months of cold weather and little sunshine. There are many activities made for this time of year that are safe and enjoyable for people of all ages.
Support systems help create a positive environment and are vital for seniors so that they may comfortably age in place. Human beings are social creatures, and we crave interaction with others. Support systems help create a positive environment and are vital for seniors so that they may comfortably age in place. Human beings are social creatures, and we crave interaction with others.
It’s summertime! The UV rays are strong and the weather is hot! It is important to take precautionary measures to protect your skin from the sun. Exposure to the sun can lead to sunburn, skin aging, eye damage, and cancer.
Summer is the perfect time to sit outside and enjoy a good book. Whether you are at the beach, on the water, or just in your backyard, reading can be very relaxing.
June is the start of Men’s Health Month which is the time to bring awareness to the health issues that all men face. Dedicated to enriching men’s lives, education-based campaigns were created to advocate for top medical conditions that men face.
More than 6 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s and it is estimated that nearly 13 million people will have Alzheimer’s by 2050. One in three seniors die from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Summer is right around the corner! With temperatures rising, the summer heat can be dangerous for many. Senior Helpers wants to remind everyone to monitor their health this upcoming season.
May is a special month for the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Space Force, and National Guard; we celebrate all of them and their families during this time. In 1999, Congress designated May to the Armed Forces.
Florence Nightingale, known to have ‘invented’ modern nursing, was born in the month of May, so each year, we honor her and all nurses with National Nurses Week, which runs May 6th through the 12th. Senior Helpers is grateful for all nurses currently working, retired, and those on the path to becoming a nurse!
Senior Helpers understands that a 9 to 5 job may not work for or appeal to everyone. For some, a strict job schedule can make it difficult to balance work and life. This can lead to increased stress levels and a decrease in overall happiness. Becoming a Senior Helpers caregiver allows individuals to create a schedule that works best for their personal life and needs.
Senior Helpers encourages you to get outside and enjoy the spring weather any way you know how. Here are a few spring activities Senior Helpers wants to share with you!
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.