Five Exercises for Wheelchair-Bound Seniors

Five Exercises for Wheelchair-Bound Seniors

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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By Julie Friend, 9:53 am on January 16, 2020

After hearing thousands of different songs from a variety of artists over the years, it can be easy for the average person to take music for granted. But for seniors in home care, music can be considered a medicine of the mind in the form of music therapy! This is particularly true for seniors struggling with memory loss or cognitive…

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By Julie Friend, 8:55 am on December 30, 2019

If you have a senior in home care who is struggling with hearing loss, we understand how difficult this can be when you’re trying to communicate with one another. But we want to help you talk with your senior as best as you can! Read through our advice below and learn how you can begin easily facilitating the conversations.  Get…

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By Julie Friend, 10:36 am on December 12, 2019

Are you considering becoming a caregiver to work with seniors in home care? These are individuals who work directly with older adults and assist them with performing the daily activities of living, such as bathing and grooming, light housekeeping, transportation, meal preparation, companionship and so much more. But becoming a senior caregiver is not a job for everyone.  If you…

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By Julie Friend, 8:48 am on November 25, 2019

As the holiday season approaches, families are feeling cheerful and looking forward to all the parties and quality time spent with one another! But for your senior in senior care, the holidays can often cause feelings of isolation or depression when the rest of the family is preparing to celebrate. You can help them, though! Read our tips below and…

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keto diet for seniors
keto diet for seniors
By Julie Friend, 9:18 am on November 11, 2019

So, you’ve heard all about keto, the latest fad diet where people are cutting out sugar and carbs left and right! People are raving about shedding weight thanks to keto, and perhaps you’re considering trying it out for yourself. However, if you’re an older adult, you also might be wondering if the keto diet for seniors is a safe option…

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