Why Older Adults are Higher Risk for Coronavirus

Why Older Adults are Higher Risk for Coronavirus

By Julie Friend, 9:38 am on June 17, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic continues on, but fortunately, we have been able to arm ourselves with information. Among what we know is who is most at-risk, and that group includes older adults. There are a variety of reasons why older adults are more susceptible to Coronavirus, but please do not panic! Below we are discussing why as well as what senior…

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By Julie Friend, 1:22 pm on June 1, 2020

Does your senior loved one keep up with their physical exercise? Do they try and get in a bit of activity each and every day? If so, that is wonderful! Do they also set aside time to give their brain a mental workout? Staying mentally fit while at home is an important part of senior health, too! A functional and…

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By Julie Friend, 3:51 pm on May 15, 2020

While in quarantine and practicing social distancing, we’re all trying our best to stay busy and occupied! Businesses and organizations all over have come to our rescue by offering their services and experiences online. One of the most popular stay-at-home activities we’ve been loving are virtual tours! Senior citizens in elderly care especially love them, because they allow us to…

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By Julie Friend, 4:56 pm on April 30, 2020

Getting a better night’s sleep becomes increasingly important as we age and provides numerous benefits. Better sleep helps ward off disturbed sleep, waking up tired, and insomnia. It is also an important factor when it comes to a senior’s physical and emotional health. Sleep helps repair our bodies each night and improvise our memory and concentration. If you’re looking to…

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By Julie Friend, 8:50 am on April 16, 2020

Coronavirus has interrupted our daily lives and routines, and we’re changing the way we communicate with our family, friends, and co-workers drastically. Technology is now more essential than never as we’re dependent upon texting, phone calls, and video chats to keep in touch with and see the people that we miss. Our senior citizens are high-risk and most susceptible to…

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By Julie Friend, 1:58 pm on March 30, 2020

When we think about exercising, the typical images our minds draw up include standing more, taking the stairs, or going on a job. But unfortunately, these movements aren’t a possibility for seniors who are wheelchair-bound. Seniors in wheelchairs often experience restricted movements and limited mobility. Yet living a happy, active, and independent life is still important for them! We have…

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By Julie Friend, 7:45 am on March 12, 2020

You’ve probably heard the news: There’s been an outbreak of COVID-19, AKA Coronavirus. Even though it seems the public is panicking, that’s the LAST thing you should do! Instead, you should be taking serious measures and following a protocol to stay healthy, as issued by both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Seniors and…

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By Julie Friend, 9:56 am on February 25, 2020

With spring right around the corner, it unfortunately means something else is peeking at us, too… Flu season 2020 is here, and it’s time for your senior loved one to take special measures to prevent catching this sickness! Sadly, seniors are more likely to contract the flu because they have weaker immune systems. However, catching the flu is preventable if…

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By Julie Friend, 8:25 am on February 17, 2020

Cutting out or reducing caffeine can be a hard habit to kick, especially when your senior loved one has been drinking it for years! Reducing caffeine intake comes with TONS of benefits for your senior, so even though it’s not an easy task, it’s totally worth the effort. To help your senior ditch the caffeine, we’ve put together a list…

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By Julie Friend, 10:44 am on January 30, 2020

Are you a family caregiver? If so, then you know you’re responsible for caring for your senior loved one and sometimes even the whole family. It can be a demanding job but is also very rewarding! Still, it’s always a good time to take time now and then to stop and care for yourself as well. This includes getting your…

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