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Senior Health & Wellbeing

Information and Resources for Senior Health and Wellbeing

During a person’s advancing years, regular attention to physical and mental health becomes very important. From light exercise and proper nutrition to consistent mental stimulation, seniors, like everyone else, need an active and health-conscious lifestyle to ensure optimal physical and mental wellbeing.

Below is a collection of articles and resources created by Comfort Keepers to provide information about Senior Health and Wellbeing and related topics.

Osteoporosis Affects Men Too

Osteoporosis gets plenty of press with older women, but older men would do well to assess their risk for this disease. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bone density loss in both women and men.


Osteoporosis Prevention: Strategies for Maintaining Strong, Healthy Bones

A variety of preventive health strategies help slow and lessen the effects of osteoporosis, a natural weakening of the bones as we age.


Osteoporosis: The Roles of Calcium and Vitamin D, and Recommended Foods

Osteoporosis is a common disease in which bones become brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone.


Overcoming Depression

Depression can be daunting, embarrassing, and not easy to discuss. However, when properly diagnosed and treated, depression can often be successfully managed and even overcome depending on individual circumstances.


Overcoming the Social and Emotional Impacts of Incontinence

It is the most prevalent problem in the senior population, yet few seniors want to discuss this problem with their doctors because they are embarrassed.


Physical Activity Helps Manage Chronic Conditions

One of the best actions seniors can take to combat chronic disease is to get moving. Today almost 92% of seniors have at least one chronic condition and 77% have at least two. Chronic conditions are costly and are major contributors to disability and loss of independence.


Pneumonia in Seniors: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs. The disease can range from mild to severe, and can be fatal.


Pneumonia: Making the Most of At-Home Recovery

You have a senior with pneumonia who is about to be sent home to recover, and you are worried. Changes to healthcare laws now allow penalties to be levied on hospitals with high readmission rates for a number of illnesses, including pneumonia, and because this person is over 65, her risk of readmission is greatly increased. A greater concern for you, though, is that the mortality rate for seniors with pneumonia is significantly greater than that in the younger population. Quite simply, her recov


Post Hospital Care After Pneumonia

It may take a while for the senior to regain strength and feel good again after pneumonia. This home recovery period can be crucial for pneumonia patients.


Post-Surgery Care for Heart Disease

Seniors are especially at risk for congestive heart failure, as it is the primary cause of hospitalization or death for those over 60 years of age.



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