The holiday season is a time of joy, family and friendship, however, for many seniors, it can also be a time of loneliness.
Senior living communities can make it easier for families and residents to celebrate the holidays together. These celebrations are important—not only because they boost both the morale and physical health of seniors living in their communities, but they also allow family members to continue long-standing family traditions (and even make new ones).
November 2019 marks National Family Caregivers Month, and this year’s theme is one that will resonate with many caregivers: “Caregiving Around the Clock.” This month of awareness and celebration will shine a light on caregiving, and bring challenges family members face to the forefront of senior care discussions. This month can help connect those in need of support with caregiving resources and respite options. Learn more about what National Family Caregivers Month means for caregivers and those they love.
Most assisted living residents have six, seven, or even eight decades of fun Halloween memories behind them—and just because they’re living in an assisted living facility doesn’t mean they can’t create new ones.
Long-term care nurses have the opportunity to make the entire month of October fun, festive, and spooky for their residents. Read on for six simple ways that long-term care nurses can help celebrate Halloween in an assisted living center.
Nursing school will prepare you for a career of hands-on care by requiring courses in anatomy, physiology, chemistry, nutrition, and psychology. But only by cultivating the five nursing skills you can’t learn in the classroom can you become the most effective advocate for your patients. Learn more about how you can grow these skills to truly excel in your profession.
Nothing makes you feel young again quite like feeling that burst of energy you remember from days gone by. Getting older doesn’t necessarily have to mean losing your energy. You can live an active, full life by implementing these simple tips.
We live in a world where technology is integrated into all aspects of life and seems to be updating and improving constantly. Although we tend to think that technology is solely for young people, the use of these devices in the senior community seems to be increasing every year, especially the use of tablets. Tablets offer numerous features that are beneficial for seniors and are offered at many price points, making them affordable and widely available.
The golden years of retirement offer a unique opportunity for many individuals to explore philanthropic avenues. Volunteering is a great chance to meet new friends, give back to your local community, and fill your day with rewarding activities. However, with so many types of volunteer work available to retirees, it can feel overwhelming to choose the right program. Fortunately, this post will help you find the volunteer work that is perfect for your interests, lifestyle, and personality.
Seniors who are unable to drive often have difficulty making it to important events such as medical appointments, but ride-sharing apps are giving them newfound freedom to stay mobile and maintain their health.
Nutrition myths are everywhere today for people over 50, in large part because there is no tried-and-true standard for dieting. Because your body chemistry is different from everyone else's, it's difficult to get advice that really applies to you. What…