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What Are The Benefits Of Gardening For Seniors?

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Retirement does not mean that the only exciting thing in your life is the weekly bingo game. Your golden years can be a great time to start a new hobby. Gardening can be a great option for seniors and can be filled with challenges, surprises, and many changes making it a great choice for elderly adults of all skill levels.   Whether you grow some small outdoor plants, indoor succulents, or keep a small farm in the backyard of your house, gardening can be an enjoyable activity for virtually anyone. Some of the benefits of gardening for elderly adults as shared by staff in senior assisted living and other senior living facilities across the nation are shared below.   Eat What You Grow  If you grow vegetables and fruits in your garden, you can harvest them and feed your family. As per the experts, a well-maintained garden can help you save about six hundred dollars per year on groceries. Even though you are not concerned about the budget, you need to understand that there is no substitute for fresh produce. Gardening can be an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint, and you can easily control what is in your food with gardening. If you are concerned about the presence of fertilizers and pesticides in the food you eat, you can opt for gardening.   Ensure Vitamin D  As per the experts in senior living, 44% of senior men and 26% of senior women are deficient in vitamin D. It […]

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Why Senior Living Can Be A Safer Option Than Aging In Place?

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The senior care industry is full of phrases and acronyms that many of us learn only as we begin to age. You may have heard the common phrase “age in place” and might have wondered what it means. Generally, aging in place means getting older in one location, typically, the family home, making use of support services and resources. Even though the concept can sound good, it might not be the best option to remain as healthy as possible. This is because aging in place can lead to issues with socialization, wellness, and accessibility.   In fact, in the middle of this global pandemic, the safest place to be for seniors may be in an assisted living facility or other senior care facilities, instead of isolated homes. Let us see why senior living can be a safer option when compared to aging in place.   Accessibility Problems  Even though many seniors express a desire to remain at their homes as they age, their homes can no longer work for them and can be unsafe if they use a walker or some other devices to help with mobility. For instance, consider the master bedroom. If it is on the second floor of the home, elder adults with reduced levels of endurance can find it challenging to climb up and down the stairs. To solve this, if the master bedroom is moved to the first floor of the house, the elderly adult will miss out on strength-building activity and will end up […]

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Things You Should Know About Pneumonia In Seniors

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Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and it can be a serious threat to seniors. Seniors are at a bigger risk of complications and death from pneumonia and other respiratory conditions. As per the reports of the CDC, about 250,000 people are hospitalized with pneumonia every year. Read ahead to understand the facts about this respiratory infection and ways to prevent pneumonia in seniors. If you doubt that your senior loved one is suffering from pneumonia, make sure to see the doctor right away.   What Is Pneumonia?  Pneumonia is a respiratory infection and can result in inflammation in the alveoli present inside our lungs. Alveoli are air sacs and they can be filled with pus or fluid when you are suffering from pneumonia. This can result in breathing issues together with symptoms like fever. The infection can affect one or both of the lungs and when it affects both the lungs, it is called double pneumonia. The severity of the condition can differ with age, cause of the infection, and also the present health condition of the individual.   Symptoms Of Pneumonia                                                 There can be many signs and symptoms of pneumonia and some of the most common ones can be fever, shortness of breath, chills, cough with phlegm, pain in the chest while coughing or breathing, fatigue, etc. As per the caregivers in skilled nursing […]

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