Natural Methods for Managing Arthritis

One of the common challenges seniors face as they get older is managing arthritis. Unbeknownst to many, “arthritis” is actually a term that encompasses more than 100 different types of joint pain and disease; it is not just one single disease. It often involves swelling, pain, and decreased mobility in the joints and can range from … Continue reading Natural Methods for Managing Arthritis

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How Aging Can Impact Driving Ability

Aside from living on their own, another task that many seniors associate with independence is driving. They are often reluctant to give up the car keys because they want to continue being able to come and go as they please. However, there comes a time when this is no longer a safe option and they … Continue reading How Aging Can Impact Driving Ability

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How Allergies Can Affect Seniors

Chances are, if you battled allergies as an adolescent and adult, you’ll also have them as a senior. However, there are also instances where seniors develop new allergies which may be attributed to changes in their health and hormones. Scientists are not entirely sure what causes allergies to come and go, but they do know … Continue reading How Allergies Can Affect Seniors

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6 Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer for Seniors

Spring is on the way, and that means getting out and about to enjoy the warmer weather. It’s a time to start gardening, golfing, and playing with grandkids at the park. However, in order to make the most of this time, seniors need to be feeling strong and able to navigate their surroundings. Hiring a … Continue reading 6 Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer for Seniors

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Improving Long-Distance Caregiving

It is not always possible to live close to an aging parent, especially if they want to age in place. If you have moved away, and they are adamant about staying in their own home rather than moving to a nearby assisted living community, nursing home, or in with you, it can require some strategic … Continue reading Improving Long-Distance Caregiving

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Senior Safety: Are You Prepared in the Event of an Emergency?

Life is unpredictable, and you never know when an emergency may occur. For seniors who live alone, this can be a serious concern. If they should happen to fall and can’t get up, or suffer from a medical emergency, what plans are in place to ensure they get the help they need in a timely … Continue reading Senior Safety: Are You Prepared in the Event of an Emergency?

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What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care Insurance

When many people think of long-term care (LTC), the first thing that comes to mind is a nursing home. While long-term care insurance can be used to offset nursing home care costs, it can also be used in variety of other situations, such as paying for in-home care. Long-term care insurance is designed to help … Continue reading What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care Insurance

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Why Seniors Should Consider an Early Flu Shot

Seniors and small children face a harder time during the flu season. At times, seniors can be hospitalized when flu symptoms get out of hand. It’s important to get the flu vaccine, but it’s nearly equally important that seniors get their vaccine sooner rather than later for a few reasons. Let’s explore those reasons. Seniors … Continue reading Why Seniors Should Consider an Early Flu Shot

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Fighting Back Against Depression in Seniors

Depression is not a normal part of aging, though it does affect millions of seniors. It is a mental health disorder, but one that can be effectively treated and managed. Left untreated, depression can make it more difficult for the elderly to recover from illness or injury and impact their quality of life. It can … Continue reading Fighting Back Against Depression in Seniors

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Money Trouble: Common Financial Issues for Seniors

When many people picture retirement, they imagine relaxing, traveling, visiting with grandchildren, and basically having free time to spend as they wish. But the reality is that this isn’t always the case. Many seniors face financial challenges as they age, and this can put a damper on what they imagined retirement to be like. Being … Continue reading Money Trouble: Common Financial Issues for Seniors

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