It’s always a good idea to spend some time outdoors, which is especially important as we age. It’s easy to fall into the rhythm of our daily routines, and breaking up our standard schedule can be difficult to remember. Whether you live alone, with family, or in independent or assisted living, it can be easy […]
When Do You Know It’s Time for Assisted Living?
Deciding to transition to assisted living can be challenging, whether it’s for yourself or a loved one. Identifying the right time to make the change is crucial to ensure seniors have the proper support in their daily routine, enhancing their quality of life. Indicators and lifestyle changes can show that assisted living is the best […]
What Are the Different Levels of Senior Living?
Transitioning to senior living can be overwhelming, especially if you or a loved one is unfamiliar with what lifestyle options are available and what each one offers. Older adults may have diverse needs and lifestyle preferences after retirement. To help them find the right fit, senior living communities offer different levels of care options to […]
Benefits of Reading for Mental Health in Seniors
As adults age, it’s certainly important to stay physically active and continue building muscle for good health. One aspect of a senior’s health they often neglect is their mental health. Fortunately, staying physically active is a great way to improve mental health. Only some people are physically capable of large amounts of activity, though. For […]
Signs of Malnutrition in Older Adults
Recognizing Malnutrition Everyone knows food provides energy. The quality and quantity of food you consume can significantly impact your health and mood. Whether you’re a gourmet connoisseur or simply eat for fuel, your diet must provide the nutrients your body needs to support your lifestyle. Yet, malnutrition affects as many as 50% of older adults. […]
Risk Factors of Undernutrition
Eating Healthy While Aging As many as 50% of older adults are at risk of malnutrition. Multiple factors increase seniors’ risk of eating and diet problems, from social isolation to physical limitations. Whether seniors live independently, in assisted living, or another lifestyle option, seniors and their caregivers should know the risks. What Is Undernutrition? Malnutrition […]
How Can Senior Citizens Build Muscle?
Aging Strong Aging has many effects on physical health, which can impact a senior’s ability to be independent. Adults lose 3% of their muscle mass yearly after middle age. Decreasing muscle strength can increase the risk of falls and injuries. Although it’s a natural process, there are ways seniors can build muscle. From enriching activities […]