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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.

High Cholesterol: Its Dangers and Help with Prevention

Because there are seldom signs or symptoms of high blood cholesterol, many individuals are not aware that their cholesterol level may be too high.


Foodborne Illness: The Risk to Seniors and Prevention at Home

When certain disease-causing bacteria, viruses, or parasites contaminate food, they can cause foodborne illness ─ also known as food poisoning. In the U.S., salmonella, norovirus, campylobacter, E.coli, listeria, and clostridium perfringens are the most common foodborne illnesses.


Managing Mobility Problems in Seniors

Problems associated with aging can affect a person’s ability to move around, or mobility.


Recommended Immunizations for Seniors

Several preventable diseases can cause serious illness and even death in unvaccinated seniors.


Dehydration: Its Dangers and Ways to Prevent It

Water is vital to keep our bodies functioning properly. We lose about 68 ounces of water a day, mostly through perspiration, respiration, and urination.


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.


Arthritis in Seniors: Using Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs

The effective treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) includes medications that slow the progression of joint damage and deformity.


Solving Sleep Problems in Seniors

Changes in sleep patterns, or what specialists call "sleep architecture", can occur as we age, and this may contribute to sleep problems


Fun Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

A low-impact exercise routine can benefit your health by stretching and strengthening your muscles, reducing stress, preventing injury, and even helps to lower your blood pressure.


Helping Seniors Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

Bereavement can have a devastating impact on the immune systems of seniors, and may explain why many older spouses soon die after the loss of their loved ones.



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