Senior Rehabilitation Centers: What Are They?

If your parent or loved one is having surgery or they've been in the hospital, it's likely they'll be referred to an in-patient rehabilitation center to help them recover. You may be wondering what their stay will be like and how their days will be structured. Regardless of whether they're in for a few days [...]


Exercises For Senior Citizens To Keep Active and Healthy

The older you get, the more important strength, agility, power, and lean mass become in maintaining your health. Most seniors expect strength and all the other elements of physical ability to decrease but exercise is good for just about everyone, including senior citizens. There are four different types of exercises:  Aerobic, or endurance, activities to [...]


Moving Your Senior Loved One Into Rehabilitation

After your senior loved one is discharged from the hospital, they may still need care from a short-term or long-term rehabilitation center but there may be complications during the admission process that cause them to be readmitted into the hospital. However, here are some steps to help identify high-risk admissions to rehab or home health [...]


Dealing With The Effects Of Aging

With today's technology, we can dramatically slow down the effects that aging can take on our physical appearance. From collagen injections in our lips and buttocks to major re-constructive surgery, the possibilities are almost endless. This article will give you some tips for stopping the aging process seemingly in its tracks.One of the best ways [...]


How To Talk To Your Elderly Parents About Moving Into a Nursing Home

While the majority of older Americans are attracted to the idea of aging at home, according to the Department of Health and Human Services 70% of adults aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care. Additionally, with every year that passes, their chance of needing care increases. When a parent is unable [...]


Experimental Alzheimer’s Vaccine Test Cuts Dementia Cases

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas said a new experimental Alzheimer's disease vaccine showed promising results during recent testing in mice and are hopeful the vaccine will make it to human trials. In the animal trials researchers said the experimental vaccine showed it could delay the effects of the degenerative brain [...]


What To Look For In An Assisted Living Facility

Searching for an assisted living facility for your loved one can be a very stressful process but there are things you can look for that will help make your decision easier. We hope these tips will prove useful. How Clean Is The Facility Does the facility feel fresh and clean? Make sure to look past [...]


Fun Holiday Crafts For Seniors

If you thought arts and crafts activities were just for children, think again. Crafting is a hobby that people of all ages can enjoy, especially senior citizens. Besides providing an activity to keep busy, there are also health benefits that come along with crafting. Health Benefits of Crafting When you’re crafting, you’re creating and when [...]


Dementia Care: Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

We aren’t born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia—but we can learn. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the quality of your relationship with your loved one. Good communication skills will also enhance your ability to handle the difficult behavior you may encounter as [...]