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By Ron S., 9:00 am on July 14, 2017

If your senior loved one uses a wheelchair, enjoying the outdoors may be challenging for him or her. However, taking the time to enjoy the outdoors not only alleviates boredom, but it can also boost your loved one’s health. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Cardiology found that…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on June 30, 2017

A recent Northwestern University study has revealed more about why some seniors have higher memory function than their peers. The study found that SuperAgers (defined as “people older than 80 with an episodic memory at least as good as that of the average middle-aged adult”) have a thicker brain cortex…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on June 16, 2017

With Father’s Day around the corner, many people are in search of the perfect gift. However, shopping for an elderly father can be a challenging task. By this time in their lives, many men have already acquired the material items they want. However, there are some unique ideas to make…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on May 26, 2017

Reading a good book is a great way to pass the time, and this hobby can also be enjoyed as a group. Starting a book club is an excellent way for seniors to meet like-minded people and discuss complex ideas. Here are a few reasons your senior loved one might…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on May 12, 2017

Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for a senior’s health. Older adults need 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. If you want to ensure your senior loved one leads a healthy life, you can help him or her practice good sleep hygiene. Here is what happens if…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on April 28, 2017

As a family caregiver, taking action to prevent isolation is critical for your loved one’s wellbeing. Hiring companion caregivers ensures your loved one is with someone you can trust, and it also helps meet his or her need for socialization. Harrisburg, PA, home care professionals can be a wonderful boon…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on April 14, 2017

Your loved one may have raised you to not be wasteful and shown you how to be resourceful. Still, there are several new habits he or she can adopt to help save the planet. If your loved one chooses to age in place, you can help him or her with…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on March 31, 2017

Multiple sclerosis damages the brain and spinal cord in aging adults, and researchers are discovering new ways of treating this medical condition. Seniors with multiple sclerosis often experience muscle stiffness, incontinence, blurred vision, and overall weakness.   Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on March 17, 2017

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year. Diabetes can make it difficult for seniors to maintain a high quality of life. Maintaining a high quality of life can be challenging for some seniors, but professional caregivers can help them obtain this goal….

By Ron S., 9:00 am on February 24, 2017

Shadowing occurs when a senior with Alzheimer’s begins to follow his or her caregiver throughout the day and shows anxiety when alone. When shadowing begins to emerge, Harrisburg, PA, senior care specialists suggest these tips to manage this behavior. 1. Focus on the Reasons for the Behavior It can be…