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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.

Article:Falls:High Costs and Steeper Risks

Each year, one third of seniors aged 65 or older suffers a fall. While falling may seem a rather benign occurrence for most young and not-so-young people, the effects on older seniors can often be devastating financially and physically


Healthy Aging: 5 Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can't be reversed, but further damage can be stopped with some simple lifestyle adjustments such as wearing ear protection when you mow the lawn or turning down the radio.


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.


Benefits of Shopping for Older Adults

Many older adults lead active, fulfilling lives that break down the stereotype of aging grandparents sitting passively on rocking chairs waiting for family visits.


Flu Prevention for Seniors

More than 60 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations occur in people 65 years and older, the CDC reports on www.cdc.gov. About 90 percent of deaths that occur from influenza


Tips to Stay Sharp as You Age

One of the greatest fears many people have of growing older is losing their mental acuity. While there are some diseases and conditions of the brain over which we have no control, there are some that are preventable with certain lifestyle changes.


Footloose and Fancy Free: Caring for Feet as You Age

Many older adults get frequent checkups, exercise regularly, and in general try to take good care of themselves, but one aspect of their health that they (and for that matter, younger people) frequently neglect is good foot care. Foot injury, neglect, and disease are major factors contributing to mobility, or lack thereof, in older adults.


Skin Cancer and Seniors

It may not be surprising to learn that cases of skin cancer among seniors are more prevalent than in the younger population.


Hypertension and Stroke: Top 10 Risk Factors

Did you know that strokes rank as the fourth leading cause of death in America and are also considered one of the main causes of long-term disability?


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.



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