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Why Socializing Matters So Much for Seniors

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Isolation and the sense of loneliness can have serious impacts on seniors. Studies conducted by the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health as well as the reports of the Administration on Aging and the Administration for Community Living of the US Department of Health and Human Services have repeatedly highlighted that being socially isolated can be harmful to an individual as they grow older. Being cut off from family, friends, and the community that they were a part of for years can seriously affect the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of seniors. Some of the most common medical conditions that can result because of isolation include depression, anxiety, diabetes, weakened immune system, cardiac diseases, obesity, high blood pressure, and cognitive decline. It is seen that socially isolated seniors usually have a much shorter lifespan when compared to their peers who stay connected with their friends and family. Therefore, if you have an older adult in your family who is at risk of social isolation because of their age or poor health condition, then you should take all steps possible to prevent it. Below are some simple ways to overcome social isolation in seniors. Have More Transportation Options Lack of transportation services is one of the most commonly cited factors that make seniors feel disconnected from their friends and community. Your elderly family member may not be able to drive as confidently as they used to. You may have scheduled transportation services for their regular visits to […]

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Understanding the Difference Between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

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There are numerous senior care options these days, which may make it a bit confusing for families to choose the best one for their elderly family member. However, it is very important to understand the difference between the various types of senior care so that your loved one can get the right services for their requirements. Below is a quick look at two of the most common options in senior care these days – assisted living and nursing homes. Assisted Living Most people who have not navigated through senior care options may presume that assisted living is just an upscale version of a nursing home. However, there are many things that differentiate an assisted living facility from a nursing home. Simply put, assisted living communities are a type of senior housing option, in which professional caregivers offer all kinds of personal assistance to the residents. At the same time, assisted living allows seniors to live their independent lives in a private apartment. Assisted living facilities have caregivers at the site round-the-clock to provide help with medications, meals, housekeeping, daily hygiene, personal care, etc. Apart from that, assisted living communities also offer many other services and amenities, such as transportation services for visits to the dentist/doctor, wellness programs, healthy diet plans, and recreational activities. The most prominent part of an assisted living community is that it allows seniors to socialize with other people and stay physically and mentally active. Many assisted living facilities organize activities and events for their senior residents […]

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How to Stay Active During the Winter

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The cold climate during the winter can make it difficult for seniors to spend time outdoors. As that can lead to isolation and boredom, it is important for seniors to stay active and keep the body and mind refreshed. Besides, following a regular exercise schedule is vital to maintain the overall quality of health in seniors. Assisted living facilities services should be able to keep seniors active and entertained while maintaining a balanced exercise routine for aging bodies. The National Institute of Aging recommends seniors to include at least half-an-hour of physical activity in their daily routine. It does not have to be a strenuous workout session; a simple stretching exercise can also help. So if winter is making you stay indoors, make sure to follow the below simple activities to stay fit and active.  Dancing This is one of the simplest exercise routines to follow. Dancing is known to improve flexibility, boost energy levels, stimulate mood, and enhance sleep quality. In short, dancing can help to keep your body as well as brain hale and hearty. You just need to find a good spot to dance and some good music to move your body. Dancing can also give you a sense of achievement while improving posture and boosting bone strength. You can go for any form of dancing, and even try it with a partner. Start with slow movements and never push to a point where you feel any kind of pain. Remember to warm up and stretch before […]

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