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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.

The Obesity Epidemic: How Does It Affect Seniors?

Obesity, today, is a hot topic. In fact, due to the significant rise of obesity in children and the subsequent health issues it causes, health experts predict that today's children may have shorter life spans than their parents.


Maintaining a Healthy Mouth

Just 60 years ago, it was often presumed that older people would lose their permanent teeth as part of the aging process. Today, we know that maintaining a healthy mouth is a valuable exercise and keeping permanent teeth is a realistic expectation for many of us.


Anxiety Disorders in Seniors

According to the National Institutes of Health, anywhere from 3 to 14 percent of older adults experience anxiety disorders in a given year.


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.


Dietary Changes in Seniors: A Colorful Plate is Key

Eating well and understanding nutrition is important at any age. As we grow older, our physical health and outlook on life can be affected by what we eat.


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


Types of Heart Attacks

Your heart muscle needs oxygen to survive. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or completely cut off. This happens because coronary arteries supplying the heart muscle with blood flow can gradually become narrow from a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances that together are called plaque.



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.



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