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.
This season causes the most challenges for seniors. However, with these few tips, it will be easy to stay safe while still enjoying the joyous holidays!
A Parkinson's diagnosis comes with a wide variety of challenges, questions and concerns. Fortunately, there are several organizations that work together to provide the education families need to understand and provide the right care for Parkinson's.
These days, a new diet seems to populate every other day. While some of these diets may work, others are based off common nutrition myths.
Senior Helpers offers a wide range of programs designed to help your senior stay fit and motivated long into their golden years. We will work with you to develop a fitness plan for your loved one that will keep them healthy and on their feet.
Helping your loved one stay motivated and independent can be difficult. That's why Senior Helpers' caregivers are there to help provide elderly home care for your loved one and keep them moving.
We have always believed that the backbone of every good company is its values. Senior Helpers has a clear values system, which all our caregivers abide by and truly sets us apart from our competition in our industry.
With almost 9 million combined people suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia in the United States, finding ways to care for the affirmed is incredibly important. Providing quality Alzheimer's care and care for dementia is something that Senior Helpers keeps as one of its highest priorities. There are many ways we provide service and care for those in need. Here's a few tips if you're the elderly loved one acting as primary caregiver.
Alzheimer's is all too common among seniors, and many families aren't sure how to give their loved one the proper Alzheimer's care. If your loved one is demonstrating any of these symptoms, it might be time for Senior Helpers to step in.
The only thing more important than enlisting senior care services for your loved one is enlisting them before it's too late. Here's why it's so important to seek help for your senior early on.
It's tough to have peace of mind when your home poses several dangers to your elderly loved one. It's key to ensure that your home is safe and free of hazards, and it's easier than you think. By taking a few senior home care precautions you can keep your senior safe, give yourself peace of mind, and prevent a serious accident from occurring.
A balanced, healthy diet can help make other aspects of in-home senior health care much easier. While your senior doesn't need the same number of calories they did decades ago, they still need a strong dietary plan. Here are some tips on how to make that happen.
Dementia is all too common among seniors, and many families can be unsure how to give their loved one the proper case. Often, it can prove overwhelming. If your loved one is demonstrating these symptoms they could need dementia care.
Unfortunately, loneliness is a common problem among seniors. According to a UCSF study, 18% of seniors live by themselves, and 43% claim to feel lonely on a regular basis. While none of us are strangers to occasional feelings of loneliness, isolation isn't a choice for seniors with health concerns or mobility issues. Reluctantly, it can become their lifestyle. It can be difficult to stay active or keep in touch with friends for seniors who are homebound. In addition to health detriments, isolation and loneliness can also lead to severe psychological issues. As much as you'd like to always be there to keep our loved one company 24/7, that's not always possible with a busy schedule and other obligations. With our attentive, experienced, and compassionate caregivers, Senior Helpers' senior care services is the perfect resource for staving off your loved one's loneliness.