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  • Top 10 Types of Computer and Video Games for Seniors' Cognitive Health

    August 5, 2022

    Using the right criteria, some computer and video games are ideal for improving cognitive ability in older people. Just like the body ages, so does the brain. Video and computer games exercise the brain and can help to decelerate the aging process, and improve senior's cognitive health. Let us see some of the top ten, in no particular order, video and computer games played in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Okatie, that can keep seniors from risk of cognitive decline.

  • 5 Ways to Grow Your Skills as a Caregiver in 2022

    July 29, 2022

    Providing care to our senior citizens in and around the Okatie area is a rewarding task. Whether working in the field or providing care to a loved one, growing your skills ensures you give the best care. In this blog, we will dive into critical skills to possess and offer some help to develop and grow those skills. 

  • What to Do If You Think You're Suffering From Heat Stroke

    July 15, 2022

    We welcome the season's heat as we welcome summer here on Hilton Head Island and neighboring areas. While prolonged exposure to heat is unsafe for anyone, seniors are especially vulnerable to heat-related emergencies. Older adults often have health issues that put them at greater risk of hyperthermia, or a dangerously overheated body, including blood vessel problems, diseases of the heart or lungs, and changes in your skin and sweat glands. Some medications complicate the body's response to heat, including diuretics, beta-blockers, and antidepressants. It is critical to discuss your medications with your medical professional. Here, we will talk about heat stroke, how it looks, what to do if you think you have heat-related trouble, and how to avoid it.   

  • Have A Fun Lowcountry Summer But Take Sun Seriously

    August 4, 2020

    Read this informative article written by our own Jennifer Redmond, Family Care Coordinator for Senior Helpers of Hilton Head Island.

  • Using Technology to Combat Social Isolation in Seniors

    June 23, 2020

    Many Lowcountry seniors are finding this time of social isolation during COVID-19 to be very difficult. Learn some tips for how technology can help to combat the feelings of loneliness.

  • Ways to Celebrate Spring

    May 6, 2020

    The May flowers are in bloom and the birds are singing as spring is in full swing! Here are a few new and different ways to celebrate all that the month has to offer while staying home and sheltering in place.

  • Adjusting to a 'New Normal' During Global Pandemic

    April 16, 2020

    Watching news reports of the coronavirus might make you feel like you have stepped out of reality and into a science fiction novel.Early news reports about COVID-19 spreading rapidly across China, then Europe and now the United States seem nearly impossible to believe. T

  • Senior Helpers Hilton Head in Southwest Air Magazine

    March 30, 2020

    Owners of Senior Helpers Hilton Head-Beaufort were recently featured in the magazine on Southwest Airlines!

  • Ways to Support Healthful, Appropriate Senior Fitness

    March 13, 2020

    As your loved one ages, making sure they stay fit is incredibly important. A way to stave that off is with quality senior health care that emphasizes fitness. Look for caregiver services that give your senior loved ones the care they need and the motivation to get on their feet and keep moving.

  • The Flu: Separating Myths from Facts

    February 10, 2020

    If you've ever had the flu, you know how sick you can become. Chances are good that some of the advice friends and family gave you about avoiding or dealing with the flu was wrong.

  • Home Care Techniques to Keep your Loved One Safe

    January 7, 2020

    Being a caregiver can be a full-time job. It's hard enough to find a home care routine that works for you and your loved one, deal with the day-to-day obstacles of caregiving, and also have time for yourself.

  • How to Encourage a Healthy Diet for Your Senior Loved One

    December 3, 2019

    The last time you performed a senior wellness check for your elder loved one, did you stop to check out what they've been eating? Many friends and family of seniors are more concerned with keeping their homes clean and safe than monitoring their refrigerators. However, seniors are at particular risk of falling into bad eating habits.

  • Slow Down, Consider Balance to Reduce Senior Fall Risk

    November 7, 2019

    Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall-related injury. Of these, 25% result in death. We can reduce fall risk greatly by making some simple changes to our daily activities. Slow down and take your time; nothing is too important that we need to rush.

  • How to Know if it's Time to Take a Senior Loved One's Keys

    November 5, 2019

    While driving might be a part of everyday life for most of us in the Lowcountry, and something we don't consider as a particularly difficult task, for seniors it can be incredibly dangerous.

  • Seniors and Falls: Discerning Fact from Myth

    November 1, 2019

    On many occasions, we are contacted to provide care for persons who have recently fallen. Unfortunately, quite a few of those cases involve instances of repeated falls, sometimes with significant injuries requiring hospitalization and surgery.

  • Caregiving, A Tough Job with Great Rewards

    November 1, 2019

    We've all heard it - most of us probably since we were young. The truth is, you just cannot imagine how difficult being a caregiver is, unless you have done it yourself.

  • Tips for Preparing, Caring for Seniors During Storm Season

    October 1, 2019

    Hurricane season began June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Hurricanes, or any natural disasters, have a devastating impact on cities, people and communities. But one segment of the population - the elderly - is particularly vulnerable when disaster strikes.

  • Ask for Outside Help to Avoid Family Caregiver Burnout

    July 30, 2019

    Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Burnout can occur when home care providers don't get the help they need or if they try to do more than they are able to do.

  • Don't Forget to Take Care of the Caregiver: You

    June 19, 2019

    When you are the caregiver for an older adult, caregiver stress and burnout - both physical and emotional - are very real and common side effects of the job. For this reason, it is imperative to recognize your limitations and know when it is time to take a break.

  • Exercise Helps Seniors Stay Healthy, Active, Alert, Positive

    April 16, 2019

    As you think about the best ways to care for your aging parent or loved one, one of the things you can do that will provide the most benefit in all areas of life is to encourage exercise.

  • Residents at The Bloom Making Shamrocks

    March 19, 2018

    Having fun with the residents at The Bloom making shamrock’s by painting with marshmallows

  • St. Patrick's Day Fun with our Seniors

    March 13, 2018

    Having fun with the residents at The Bloom with a little St Patrick’s day “Toss the coin into the Luck Hat” game.

  • Tips for Getting Good Night's Rest in the Golden Years

    December 19, 2017

    As we age, our sleep habits can be adversely impacted by a number of factors. Some of these can be positively affected by our choices and conscious modifications to our daily habits.

  • The Bluffton Sun Article - Tips to Help Seniors