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Nutritious Meals for Older Adults

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 20, 2018 2:04:00 PM

Older adults need additional vitamins to maintain their health. Since our bodies change as we age, so do our nutritional needs. We need more calcium and Vitamin D to keep our bones strong. We also need more fiber to ensure our bodies are regular and more potassium to prevent high blood pressure. Sometimes cooking dinner becomes a burden. It can also be difficult to get to the grocery store. At times, it's just tough to come up with new recipes or meal ideas. If your loved one might not be getting adequate nutrition, consider sitting down together and coming up with some fun, easy meals. Here are some suggestions.

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Work Out Bad Weather with Indoor Exercise

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Whether due to rain, snow, or extreme heat, sometimes it's just not possible to exercise outdoors. But that's no reason to forego an exercise program! There are plenty of ways for seniors to work out inside instead. Here are just a few! A well-designed exercise program uses aerobics, strength training, balance, and flexibility components to work out the whole body. And where can a senior exercise indoors? Some possibilities are a mall or other large public enclosed space, a gym or community center, or home. Here are some exercises for each location! 

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Best Activities for Seniors in Philadelphia, PA

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Philadelphia has many tourist attractions that seniors can visit with family or friends. These are great places to gather and learn more about your city with your grandchildren. However, there are many places in Philadelphia that appeal to seniors and are great to take your family that you might not be aware of. Here is a list of the places we think you will love.

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How Far Does Your Money Go in Philadelphia?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Seniors living in Philadelphia, PA may have lower cost of living expenses than other cities and states, but they still have to make sure they budget correctly for their needs. For many seniors, increased medical expenses make it more difficult to pay bills, as the chances of injuries and illnesses increase. Learn more about how far your dollar will go when it comes to senior care in Philadelphia. 

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4 Hobbies to Boost Happiness in the Face of Health Obstacles

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:07:00 PM

The declining health which comes with age can be overwhelming. This may simply be a matter of natural aging processes or because of chronic health issues. Oftentimes, it is a combination of the two. No matter the reason, it is important to stay happy and as optimistic as possible during these situations. One way to boost your happiness is by doing something that makes you happy. The following 4 hobbies require minimal physical exertion but will keep your mind sharp and help you have a positive outlook despite health obstacles.

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Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay: The Psychological Impact

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:49:00 PM

The cost of a hospital stay is usually described in financial terms. However, it is wise to remember that, when seniors have an inpatient stay at the hospital, they are affected psychologically as well. The end result is generally that they stay in the hospital much longer than expected or they go home having new issues to deal with. Learn more about why this happens and how you can help your loved one.

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Prevent Alzheimer Burnout with 3 Easy Tips

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Being a caregiver to someone, whether it is a full or part-time position, can be overwhelming at times. For caregivers who are in charge of a person with Alzheimer's, burn out can happen sooner than they may think. Caregivers often find themselves stressed out, depressed, anxious, and even physically sick from the pressures of caregiving. It's better to be as prepared as possible when you are taking on the stress of someone else's care. Read on for 3 easy tips that will help prevent caregiver burnout.

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Tips to Avoid Hospital Readmission

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The national 30-day readmission hospital rate is 25 percent for heart failure patients, 20 percent for heart attack patients, and 15 percent for pneumonia patients. Each year, more than 2/3 of hospitals are penalized for excessive readmission rates.

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How Can Seniors Choose The Best Car For Them?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

There is so much thought that goes into the purchase of a brand new car. Of course, the financial cost is a huge consideration. Then you have the color and luxury options that are based on personal taste. But seniors have a lot more to think about when they're purchasing a new vehicle. Safety is definitely a priority during the golden years. So here are a few vehicle options to look for in your next new car, along with a few cars that were ranked highly for seniors.

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Oral Health Is Important For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Oral health is very important for seniors and here are three reasons why. 

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