The National Council on Aging (NCOA) dedicated this week to raising awareness of fall prevention for older adults. Falls are the most common reason for nursing home placement. Although one in three adults over 65 years of age will experience a fall, there are various techniques and actions to prevent or reduce the risk of a fall.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting older adults in various ways. In addition to being isolated and lonely, many do not have access to healthy food.
(This blog has been updated from its original April, 2019 posting).
Aging can be a scary time for many. The way we look, feel, and act does evolve over the years. But, that doesn’t mean that your best is all in the past!
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing anxiety and worry to millions around the world. Caregivers and those living with older adults may be dealing with those who are experiencing extra worry and stress.
Winter weather in here! Extreme weather conditions like snow, ice, and heavy rain make the winter months a challenging time, especially for seniors and their caregivers. Winter storms make traveling difficult, and many businesses close temporarily. To make winter storms less stressful, we’ve created a list of 10 ways caregivers can prepare aging adults for winter weather.
Topics: Senior Health
Feeling thankful? The holidays have a way of making us reflect on all we have to celebrate when it comes to the ones that mean the most. Whether you’re getting together with your family this holiday or doing a simple gathering with newfound friends, using this time to make new memories with those near and dear can be just as fulfilling for you as it is for them.
People may think just because their parents or a family member are older, that they want to sell their homes and move to a senior facility. However, for many seniors, that's not the case. In fact, according to a recent study by AARP, more than 90 percent of older adults prefer to stay in their homes. The majority of older Americans want to stay in their homes because they are most comfortable with what is familiar.
This Sunday, June 16, is Father's Day. As children, we remember how our dads were the heroes - no feat was too much! Whether it was setting up a tent in the woods, barbecuing in the backyard, or giving you your first driving lesson, they were a source of strength for the family.
Topics: Senior Health
Don't forget Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. Your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, or other loved ones may not be as independent as they used to be, but you can still make the day special and create happy memories.
Topics: Aging Well
Aging might be out of our control, but aging better is something we should all have a handle on. And with more access than ever to technology, nutrition and medical care that is helping everyone to live longer, it’s never been easier to embrace it.