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.
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.
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.
Read this informative article written by our own Jennifer Redmond, Family Care Coordinator for Senior Helpers of Hilton Head Island.
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.
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.
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
Owners of Senior Helpers Hilton Head-Beaufort were recently featured in the magazine on Southwest Airlines!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having fun with the residents at The Bloom making shamrock’s by painting with marshmallows
Having fun with the residents at The Bloom with a little St Patrick’s day “Toss the coin into the Luck Hat” game.
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.