At the holidays, what do you give that special someone who has given so much to you? Finding that special gift for an aging parent, grandparent or even a cherished friend or neighbor can be challenging enough, but it can become even more complicated when they live in a senior care community such as an assisted living facility or even a skilled nursing facility.
Home is where we feel secure, comfortable and cared for, a special place that holds lifelong memories and traditions. However, as we age, there may come a time when our house is no longer the safest option.
Music is powerful. The notion that music can play a role in healing and behavior dates back to the works of Greek philosophers, Plato, and Aristotle. In the more than 2,000 years since their observations, the therapeutic value of music has been studied and implemented in a variety of settings and for a variety of purposes.
Seniors are at a higher risk of dehydration because as the body ages, the ability to conserve water is greatly reduced. Certain medical conditions and medications also have an impact on a senior’s ability to retain fluids.
Thousands of Americans suffer strokes every year. Although there are risk factors that contribute to stroke, the reality is that almost anyone can suffer a stroke – at any age.
Summer is here, which means it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill! Grilling offers a quick and easy way to switch up your meals and create something both savory and healthy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at least half of all Americans have at least one of three risk factors associated with heart attack or heart disease. These risk factors include poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol use.
The days are getting longer which means summer is here and thoughts turn to vacation! Many families, however, are caregivers for a loved one in their family who may be too frail or infirmed to travel. The idea of taking a much-needed vacation can leave them feeling even more stressed or guilty because of their responsibilities and obligations.
It’s important to continue an active lifestyle as we age to maintain strong and flexible muscles and according to AARP, regular physical exercise can even slow down the aging process. Here are some helpful physical fitness tips to help you stay in shape as you age.
At Elderwood our core values drive the care we provide. They are easily summed up and remembered through an appropriate acronym – I CARE: Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our dedicated nursing team offers, perhaps, the best example of how we live our core values.
We celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2019) to recognize professionals across all nursing disciplines for the incredible life-affirming and often life-saving work they do every day.