Your surgeon may advise you on how to heal faster, return to work faster, and perhaps even get back to the gym faster if surgery is on your horizon. It may seem like you need to recover as quickly as possible, but keep in mind that quality also matters. An excellent place to begin your recovery journey is with your discharge instructions. Read them carefully, make sure you understand every word, and call your healthcare provider if you have any questions. In the meantime, 10 post-surgery t...
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Besides being provided by public and private institutions, medical and non-medical care can be provided at home as well. Family care, however, is the most visible and most common type of care for seniors. Taking care of others is a great challenge and can only be accomplished through team-work and recognizing that one person cannot handle all the issues.
The importance of maintaining a healthy body and spirit increases as we age. The practice of yoga can help maintain both. It helps the body by preventing osteoporosis, assisting with joint movement to relieve arthritis and improving balance. It helps the spirit by giving the individual the communal experience of being part of an excellent social community. These are only some of the benefits. Keep reading to find a list we have compiled of 7 benefits from engaging in yoga!
It is important for individuals, especially older adults, to realize that bathroom activities are associated with a high risk of injury. But the good news is that environmental modifications can be made to reduce those risks. You can improve your ability to stay safe in the bathroom by following these tips.
Remodeling is one option that can support the decision to age in place, along with other options such as living with other family members or engaging support from a homecare provider. The decision to age in place is ultimately an individual one based on health, budget and personal preferences. We encourage you to start having conversations with your loved ones before the need to make a decision is imminent to ensure that wherever you choose to live as you age, it meets your needs and ensures...
It’s important to seek a balance between caregiving and your own life, even when public health restrictions make it difficult or impossible to enjoy many of the activities that family caregivers often rely on for respite and self-care. Use these tips above to continue to build self-care into your routine as you navigate life as a family caregiver during the pandemic.
The new norms of self isolating and social distancing have impacted the lives of many, particularly the older adults residing in retirement homes, long term care or living by themselves. It’s important that we think about how we can support the welfare of those who are most vulnerable. Here are a few tips that can keep you engaged while self isolating during COVID 19.
Since we all are moving into another lockdown this holiday season during all the festivities, it is essential to find a way to bridge that gap to stay in touch with aging family members while keeping everyone safe. Here are some tips to consider when teaching your parents how to use video chat.
When a loved one is living away from you, a thoughtful gift is a great way to show that you are thinking of them. By giving personalized gifts to your loved ones who are away can make them feel elated. Here is a list that can help you plan a gift for your loved ones.
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