February is Heart Month, which is a good time to renew or begin your efforts to keep your heart healthy. Your heart pumps blood to all the other organs in your body. A heart that isn’t healthy is more vulnerable to disease – and that can lead to other serious health problems.
If someone you care about lives in an assisted living or skilled nursing community, it may have been a while since you’ve visited with them face-to-face. Ongoing restrictions at health care facilities have created a new kind of caregiver – someone who lives locally but must remain apart from their loved one. How do you check up on them and reassure yourself that they are doing well?
Family members often become primary caregivers for their aging loved ones. Sometimes a spouse is taking care of their partner, or an adult is taking care of their aging parent. It’s important to be aware of signs of burnout and how to get help.
Meditation is one of the most popular activities that we can incorporate into our lifestyle that has minimal impact on the physical body and can offer great benefits for overall wellbeing.
Summer is here! Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is important at any age, but the risk of skin cancer increases for seniors, as they have experienced more sun exposure over time.
When COVID-19 first hit the United States there was concern about how the pandemic would impact Western New York’s healthcare system. As our region braced to deal with an overwhelmed hospital system, Elderwood had the foresight to be a part of the solution by opening the first dedicated COVID-19 post-acute unit in the region.
As summer approaches, most of us prefer to spend more time outside and less time in the kitchen! The best
As distancing restrictions continue, we’ve become more aware and appreciative of our social connections to family and friends. This may be the perfect time to write your family history.
An active lifestyle is important for our physical and mental well-being as we age. It can be difficult to be active with the balance of life, especially during a pandemic. Even under the current situation, there are ways to succeed with your fitness goals.
During this time of pandemic, many of us are staying home, which means less trips to the grocery store, and more time to get creative in the kitchen. Just because you can’t get out to a nice restaurant, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice an interesting and delicious meals in the comfort of your own home.
Over the past few months, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit the United States and spread quickly. There is a huge emphasis on protecting our elderly population and those with underlying health conditions, as they are a higher risk of experiencing complications from COVID-19.