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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.

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.


Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement is a serious decision for any family. Many factors can affect the recovery period, and each of these factors requires energy and dedication.


Prevent Blindness with Cataract Check

If a senior you know is experiencing blurred or double vision, or if he or she needs more light than usual to read, it may be time for a cataract exam.


Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Based on year-over-year trends, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer, and approximately 26,730 deaths.


Protect Your Eyes with 6 Easy Tips!


Protecting the Liver as We Age

The liver is one of the body’s true powerhouses – an organ that performs a staggering number of important functions simultaneously. Not only does it convert nutrients into bile, a substance that helps with the digestion process, it also produces amino acids that play a key role in fighting infections.


Recognition and Prevention of Cardiovascular Trouble

As we age, our bodies change. What is normal? What is not? In this article, we look at the cardiovascular system to see how it ages.



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