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10 activities seniors with Dementia and Alzheimer's can do with caregivers or loved ones to bring joy and consistency into their everyday lives. In these routines, there are plenty of ways for family caregivers to cherish great moments and memories together.
Preventative Care: A Five-Step Guide for Seniors and Family Caregivers
While factors such as age, gender, and family history are beyond seniors’ control, preventative care can reduce the frequency and severity of conditions that develop. Here are five ways to practice good preventative care.
Nutrition That Nourishes the Heart and Mind
No matter our age, eating food that nourishes is important for our bodies, minds, and quality of life. But as our bodies change with age, so does what we need to stay healthy. When older adults choose the food that nourishes them, they have the energy to do the things they love every day.
Long Distance Caregiving for Aging Parents
We've gathered some tips and resources for long distance caregiving arrangements to enable family members to help aging parents maintain their well-being.
Elderly Home Care and Depression
It is important to recognize depression symptoms when caring for an elderly loved one. While seniors aging in their own home can help them maintain their independence, it can also be isolating.
Loneliness and Isolation Can Affect Senior Health
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11 million, or 28% of people who are aged 65 and older, now live alone. Consider these facts from the Administration on Aging:
A Closer Look at Strokes
Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and a major cause of disability. While people at any age can be susceptible to suffering from a stroke, nearly three quarters of strokes occur in people over the age 65.
Compassion Fatigue: What Family Caregivers Need to Know
Caring for others is often driven by motivations of love and understanding. It’s not uncommon for family caregivers to initially feel that their capacity for helping those they love is nearly limitless.
How to Recognize if Your Loved One is Battling Depression
While depression is a common issue among people at any age, it is the most common among seniors because they suffer from many unique challenges and changes, from losing control of their body to grieving over the loss of friends and loved ones.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Senior Care Services Can Improve Senior Health

Senior care services from Comfort Keepers® improve the lives of seniors through companionship as well as physical and mental health activities. Comfort Keepers provides senior care services through specially-trained senior care providers who are dedicated to creating healthy, happy and safe environments for seniors in their local communities.

Companionship services offered by Comfort Keepers help the senior to feel more connected, even if he or she is no longer able to leave the home very often. Comfort Keepers caregivers will spend time with the senior and get to know him or her through Interactive Caregiving(TM), Comfort Keepers' unique way to create personal relationships between seniors and their caregivers. Through creating a real relationship, seniors and caregivers will grow to trust each other and truly look forward to spending time together. This will increase the senior's self-esteem and also give them something to look forward to each week. It has been shown that individuals who have happier relationships with people in their lives tend to have higher self-esteem, and they can even be more alert mentally.

Comfort Keepers senior care services can also create more physical activities for the senior. The senior care services provider can plan fun trips, such as taking walks in local parks, fishing at a nearby pond or going to the neighborhood recreation center to take a swimming class or crafting class. As long as the senior can safely get in and out of a car, caregivers can drive the senior anywhere he or she would like.

When seniors stay active, it not only improves their mental clarity, it also helps keep muscles strong and improves circulation and heart health. In addition to keeping the body strong and toned overall, being active shows the senior that they can still do all the things they used to do, but they can do it safely with a helping hand from Comfort Keepers.

Call a local Comfort Keepers office today for more information about senior care services!

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