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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: 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


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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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.


Immunizations Save Senior Lives

One of the best ways for families to help senior loved ones stay healthy is to make sure they are vaccinated against common, preventable diseases. Respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia and influenza, are the eighth leading cause of death among the older population and can be prevented with vaccinations.


Tips for Having a Not-So-Blue Christmas


Recovery after a Heart Attack

A heart attack, also known as acute myocardial infarction (AMI), changes the lives of both seniors and their caregivers.




Seniors and Malnutrition

As we age, our bodies require fewer calories, yet we require more protein, calcium, B vitamins, and other nutrients.



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