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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.


Vitamin K: Superhero Vitamin?


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.


Best Way to Recover? Stay Social

Researchers continue to find evidence that loneliness and social isolation can negatively affect physical health, not just mental health.


Article: COPD: Improving Quality of Life

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be debilitating, preventing those affected by the disease from managing basic daily living activities. While there is no cure for COPD, senior adults affected by this condition can take steps to slow progression of the disease and improve their quality of life.


The Great Outdoors: Tips for Beating the Heat in August

Just because it is hot outside, seniors should not be encouraged to hibernate indoors all day.


Article:Falls:High Costs and Steeper Risks

Each year, one third of seniors aged 65 or older suffers a fall. While falling may seem a rather benign occurrence for most young and not-so-young people, the effects on older seniors can often be devastating financially and physically


Article: Managing Sleep Changes in Older Adults

Insomnia and the inability to stay asleep are common complaints of older adults. While it is not uncommon for older adults to sleep more lightly than they did when they were younger, they still need a good night’s sleep. Having insomnia or feeling sleepy throughout the day could be indicative of underlying problems.


Bruising As You Age

Do you as a caregiver have questions about what causes bruising and worry about the effects of bruising on your senior loved one?


Taking Steps to Manage COPD

Learn how to help manage the symptoms of COPD in seniors.



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