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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.

Food Safety for Seniors: Avoiding Illness Through Proper Handling and Storage

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Senior Health reports that approximately 76 million Americans get food poisoning, or foodborne illnesses, each year, and of those about 5000 die.


What to Pack (and Not to Pack) for the Hospital.

Well-planned packing helps make vacations more enjoyable. Likewise, what you pack for your own or a loved one’s admission to the hospital can make for a smoother, less stressful experience.


Some Medications Affect Seniors' Appetite and Nutrition

As seniors take more medications, they run an increased risk of harmful drug interactions.


How Hypertension Affects Memory

Oops, you did it again...forgot someone's phone number, could not remember what you had for lunch yesterday, or for a moment maybe you were not able to recall your neighbor's name. Simple signs, you chuckle to yourself, of growing older.


Seniors and Sleep: How much do they need?

How much sleep do seniors need? What can they do to make getting and staying asleep easier? This article explores these and other questions and offers medical information about seniors and sleep.


Post Hospital Care After Pneumonia

It may take a while for the senior to regain strength and feel good again after pneumonia. This home recovery period can be crucial for pneumonia patients.


Avoiding Seasonal Illness

Fall brings about cooler weather, holidays and fun family gatherings. Unfortunately, riding on the coat tails of seasonal changes are some pretty nasty germs that can cause mild to severe colds and flu in people of all ages.


Seniors Living With Chronic Pain

Seniors are more vulnerable than the average person to chronic pain.


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.


Malnutrition: A Serious Concern for Seniors

Most people associate malnutrition with third world countries, but it's also a danger for seniors, and more prevalent among older Americans than we realize.



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