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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.

Obesity in Seniors

Both the characteristics of obesity and the way it affects seniors can be different when compared to how obesity impacts younger adults.


Cataracts: Helping Seniors Detect Cataracts and Get the Help They Need

There are preventive measures seniors can take that may deter cataracts from developing.


Arthritis in Seniors: Using Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs

The effective treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) includes medications that slow the progression of joint damage and deformity.


Home Care Services Helpful in Seniors with Depression

Home care services serve many purposes in today's healthcare market. These services allow seniors to live independently in their homes, and serve to assist family members, friends and other loved ones who care for seniors.


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.


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.


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.


Home Care Promotes Better Senior Health

Home care promotes senior health in numerous ways.


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.


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.



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