Choices in Senior Care Blog

World Heart Day: A Day for Changes

Posted by Sarah P on Oct 1, 2017 9:40:05 AM

World Heart Day is the World Heart Federation’s largest awareness raising campaign every year. One of the primary groups of people the Federation is trying to communicate information to is seniors. I’m sure you have heard about many different types of ailments and diseases, but cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death around the world. 66% or two-thirds of deaths related to CVD are in the senior population. Small heart-conscious changes can help prevent or manage CVD, and also improve your overall health and quality of life.

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Tags: aging, caregiving, education, exercise, care management, cognitive benefits, health, heart disease, medical, medication, seniors

Older adults and reasons for falls

Posted by Sarah P on Aug 23, 2017 6:50:51 PM

You get an unexpected call from a family member and brace yourself for difficult news.  You are told, “Mom is OK, but fell at home and is in the ER.  I think she is going to need surgery and may have a long road to recovery.”  As you think about this call you wonder, why has Mom been falling more lately?

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Tags: aging, caregiving, education, exercise, care management, coaching, health, medical, resources, Safety, seniors, Support

Easy Recipes During the Hot Summer!

Posted by Jen W on Jul 7, 2017 3:45:37 PM

The hotter months can leave you extra exhausted from it being so DARN HOT! Stay focused on eating healthy with these easy recipes.

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Tags: aging, caregiving, education, exercise, care management, cognitive benefits, Dementia, health, resources

Physical Exercise…Your Way to a Healthy Mind

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Aug 31, 2016 11:49:45 AM

As I stated in my last blog, Americans are living longer and I gave tips on activities that may contribute to helping us age successfully. Today I will talk about the connection between physical exercise and cognitive health.

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Tags: aging, aging in place, exercise, aging successfully, cognitive benefits, health, independence, seniors

Nourishing Life in Assisted Living

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Sep 18, 2015 12:06:43 PM

September 13-19th is National Assisted Living Week. The theme for this year is “Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit.” In twelve years of working in senior care, I have seen many situations where Assisted Living communities have truly nourished life for seniors.

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Tags: activities of daily living, aging, aging parents, exercise, Therapy, Assisted Living, Assisted Living Knoxville, cognitive stimulation, eldercare, National assisted living week, Senior care

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