Older people often deal with bouts of depression, be they caused by aches and pains, the illness or death of a friend or spouse, a hormonal imbalance, bad reaction to a medication or any other of a myriad of reasons.
Fortunately, with effort and creativity, depression can be beaten. Once suspected, depression should be discussed with...
Many people believe that elderly people only become frailer as they age. This does not need to be true. It is within the power of most older people to reverse this process through safe exercise. A medical professional should be consulted before beginning any program of exercise, but barring any severe health problems, a program that is built up gradually shouldn’t pose a problem.
Recommended exercises for starters are low-impact, that is movement that will not overly-jar the joints, such as walking or swimming. Many swimming pools offer water aerobics classes catering specifically...
In honor of Labor Day weekend, we will be having a family BBQ. All direct family members are invited to attend and celebrate together.
Date: Monday, September 6th 2010
Time: 12:30 PM
Place: DEMO Nursing & Rehab Facility
RSVP: Please call Donna at 555-678-9000 ext. 221 or email email@example.com
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It is extremely important once a family member has been diagnosed with osteoporosis to help them prevent falls and further deterioration of their bones. Here is some information, I hope you will find helpful.
Does the person really understand their condition?
Make sure they clearly understand what the doctor has told them. Often they do not. Write down the doctor's...
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By Christine Cadena
Diabetes in the elderly is expected to rise in the next several decades as the baby boomer population begins to enter retirement. For many elderly adults, diabetes will be a lifelong health battle and will require the attention and support of family members to ensure compliance is treatment is maintained. If you are caring for an elderly adult that is living with diabetes, is it important...
The cost of assisted living communities and retirement homes coupled with the troubles the economy has experienced over the last decade has made it necessary for many families to take in their elderly parents. If you find yourself in this position it is a good idea to make a few simple adjustments to your home so that your elderly parents will...
Our July 4th celebrations were a blast here at DEMO Nursing & Rehab Center. We kicked it off with a early evening BBQ , featuring charcoal grilled chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and all the fixings. Next was ballroom dancing on our patio and topped off with our very own fireworks display. A great time was had by all.
Use the following checklist to assist you in assess nursing homes. If possible, both the caregiver and care recipient should be involved in the decision making process. The more an older person participates in the planning process, the easier it will be to adjust to the new environment.
Are there handrails along the walls?
Are the doorways wheelchair-accessible?
Does management take safety precautions to prevent residents from falling down stairs?