Over 40 million people in the United States provide care for an adult over the age of 65 (source). Of those being cared for, 90% are aging parents or relatives. Becoming a caregiver can be overwhelming as roles are reversed between parent and child.
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.