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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.

Want to Stay Mobile? Get Positioned

Imagine staying indoors, afraid to leave the house during winter because ice and snow present such a great risk for falling. Maybe you live in a beautiful, warm climate, but you have stopped some of your activities, like hiking, exploring, or walking for fear you may run into problems and be unable to summon help. This idea is not very farfetched; many adults begin to limit their activities as they age, believing that as they age, they are able to do less physically. The irony is that remaining


Reducing Risk of Hospital Return after Total Knee Replacement

Since 1991, there has been a substantial increase in the number of senior adults receiving total knee replacements. In the United States alone, approximately 600,000 are performed annually.


Taking Steps to Manage COPD

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


Recommended Immunizations for Seniors

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


Diabetes Prevention and Care for Seniors

Half of all Americans age 65 or older have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.


Living with Arthritis

With more than 100 forms of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, approximately 52.5 million U.S. adults, 49.7% of which are aged 65 or older, struggle to manage daily tasks. Arthritis is currently the most common cause of disability in the U.S. and can prevent seniors from accomplishing the simplest tasks such a walking, preparing meals, picking up objects or even sitting for prolonged periods of time. Additionally, almost half of those with arthritis have other conditions, most commonly hear


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.


The Challenges of Glaucoma as We Age

When facing the aging process, we know there are challenges...but we also know these challenges do not have to ruin our fun. Growing old is a fact of life.


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.


Diabetes Myths: Separating Facts from Fiction

When it comes to diabetes, there are many myths that get in the way of the hard facts. Here are some of the more common myths about diabetes ─ and the facts that follow may surprise you.



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