Senior Health & Wellness

Medication Safety Tips

Most seniors have multiple prescribed medications and it can be all too easy to lose track of dosages, mix-up pills, or forget to take them. In fact, one study found that out of 99,628 adverse drug event-related hospitalizations among individuals 65 years and older, two-thirds were due to unintentional overdoses. Fortunately, there are several ways […]

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Stress Management Tips for Older Adults

Stress is a natural part of life at all stages but coping with stress is especially important for senior health. The body’s normal response to stress is to release hormones like cortisol and adrenaline – which trigger physiological responses like increased heart rate, rapid breathing, and muscle tension. As the body ages, it can have […]

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Tips for Managing your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is very common among older adults. As the body ages, arteries begin to lose their elasticity, causing blood pressure to rise. Usually, this increase doesn’t cause any of the symptoms you’d typically see with other kinds of heart disease. Most people don’t even realize their blood pressure is […]

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April 13, 2022

Getting Started with Seated Exercise

Have a seat. Today, we’ll be talking about how you can exercise to maintain your fitness and stability as you age – all without leaving your chair. Usually when we think about “exercise,” we think about big dynamic movements or feats of athleticism. However, for those using wheelchairs and walkers, such a level of exertion […]

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March 14, 2022

Health Benefits of Socialization

As we age through life, it’s common to fall out of touch with some friends and family. Of course, healthy relationships are important at every age – but the necessity of socialization for older adults is critical for their overall health. Studies have shown that regular social interactions help keep people physically, mentally, and emotionally […]

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November 22, 2021

Tips for Healthy Joints

Wear-and-tear on your joints is a natural part of aging. Fortunately, there are many techniques and good habits you can use to help preserve your joints so you can stay active and mobile as you get older. By working closely with your physician and following these tips for healthy joints, you’ll be able to reduce […]

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October 19, 2021

Sugar Substitutes Explained

While tasty in moderation, too much sugar can be detrimental to your health. Limiting sugar intake is especially important for older adults. Excessive added sugar consumption can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Some studies suggest there may also be a link between sugar consumption and increased the risk of dementia. Fortunately, […]

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September 24, 2021

Brain Training Exercises for Older Adults

Just like your body and muscles, your brain needs challenging activities to stay fit and healthy. Thankfully, exercising the mind can be enjoyable and easy to do on a regular basis. From solving simple problems to complex pursuits, like learning a new language, there are a wide variety of ways to keep your mind sharp. […]

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August 16, 2021

PACE as an Alternative to Nursing Homes

If you or a loved one is worried about the possibility of needing to move into a nursing home, South Florida’s PACE program, Florida PACE Centers, could be the solution you’re looking for. The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a federally funded Medicare and Medicaid benefit that works as an alternative […]

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June 2, 2021

How to Choose the Right Short-Term Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility After a Hospital Stay

Why Aging Adults Should Plan for Adequate Recovery After a Hospital Stay or Surgery. After a major health event and a hospital stay, most patients want to go straight home to recover in the comfort of their surroundings. Particularly for aging adults, this is not always possible. Even when released from a hospital, they may […]

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