By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on November 16, 2020
Surviving cancer is something to be celebrated. However, it’s important for senior cancer survivors to continue maintaining their health using certain strategies. Here are a few suggestions to help your elderly loved one accomplish this. Get Proper Nutrition Cancer treatments can ravage a senior’s body and contribute to malnutrition. Your…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on November 2, 2020
It’s no secret that dogs make great companions for seniors. The animals bring joy, amusement, and unconditional love into the home. Studies also show dog ownership carries many positive benefits, including enhanced emotional, psychological, and physical health. Following are eight ideal dog breeds for elderly pet parents. 1. Cardigan Welsh Corgi…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on October 19, 2020
When your senior loved one reaches a point where he or she could benefit from additional support, options typically include in-home care and assisted living. While every situation is unique, making the decision that’s best for your loved one starts with having a clear understanding of the differences between each…
When your senior loved one reaches a point where he or she could benefit from additional support, options typically include in-home care and assisted living. While every situation is unique, making the decision that’s best for your loved one starts with having a clear understanding of the differences between each option. 1. Level of Care The level of assistance provided through home care is entirely up to the client and determined by his or her individual needs. Adjustments to care schedules can always be made as care needs increase or decrease. Many assisted living facilities provide access to some form of assistance around the clock but use a one-size-fits-all care strategy rather than tailoring care to the needs of each…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on October 5, 2020
Seniors may follow a vegetarian diet for personal or health reasons. Whether your elderly loved one has a medical condition or not, eating this way can be great for his or her overall health. Even seniors who don’t follow a strict vegetarian diet can still benefit from the balance of…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 21, 2020
  The aging process contributes to some big changes in the sleep cycle, and many elderly people experience some level of insomnia. The culprit is most often a combination of decreased melatonin and a lack of daily exercise. Incorporating basic exercises into your senior loved one’s routine can increase his…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 7, 2020
With age, your senior loved one may face limited dexterity and difficulty with mobility. However, there are a few hobbies he or she can pursue to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.  1. Windowsill Gardening Gardening is an excellent hobby, but seniors with limited mobility might find it difficult to…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on August 17, 2020
A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of a senior’s brain. Adopting healthy lifestyle choices can help aging adults keep their brains healthy and functioning normally. Here are some of the most important factors for maintaining brain health in the senior years.  1. Healthy Foods A diet full…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on August 3, 2020
Older adults need seven to nine hours of nightly sleep. However, as seniors age, they often experience changes in sleep patterns. For instance, they may have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Statistics indicate more than 40 percent of seniors experience insomnia for various reasons. Different types of challenges deprive seniors…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on July 20, 2020
Approximately 4 in 10 caregivers experience burnout, according to a 2018 study by a leading insurance provider. While providing care for an older loved one can certainly be rewarding, it can also be time-consuming and demanding at times. Luckily, there are some ways you can create a self-care schedule that…