Seniors Turn to Prayer for Better Health Q. As an 80-year-old widow who still lives in my own home, I’m always looking for ways to maintain my health and independence. What’s the latest news about what other older adults are doing to promote healthy aging? The latest on the topic of health comes from the [...]
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Research Says Coffee Drinking Cuts Breast, Prostate Cancers Q. My elderly parents drink coffee all day long. What does the latest research say about coffee drinking? What can I do to encourage a healthy lifestyle for them? It appears that your parents are doing at least one good thing for themselves: drinking coffee. The results [...]
Unsafe Food Can Threaten Senior Health Food poisoning can make people sick at any age, but seniors – many of whom have other conditions or weakened immune systems – are particularly vulnerable. Assisting seniors at home is a good way to ensure an older adult is eating safely. Q. My 80-year-old father who lives alone [...]
Activity Plan Can Brush Away Senior Blues The death of a spouse can throw an older adult into turmoil and leave family members wondering how to help. According to senior care experts, providing ideas for activities, encouragement and support are the best ways to help a grieving loved one cope. Q. Since mom died last [...]
Conversation Tops Senior Activity List Keeping busy can help seniors stay healthy and vital as they age. It may not be surprising that the simple act of conversation topped the list of favorite activities in a caregiving survey. That’s why family caregivers should do everything they can to ensure older adults have companionship. Senior interests [...]
Honest Assessment Key to Keeping Senior Drivers Safe Driving is one of the most sensitive of senior issues. But there’s good news and support for older adults who want to extend their days behind the wheel. Q. My widowed 81-year-old father is still in relatively good health and driving. But I’m becoming concerned about his [...]
June Employee Spotlight – Meet Theresa Describe your job function at Home Instead Senior Care: I manage the Accounting Department that includes a staff of three plus myself. We prepare all the private pay invoices, Arizona Long Term Care invoicing and Long Term Insurance invoicing. Our department is also responsible for Accounts Receivable. Additionally, our [...]
Home Health Costs Flat While Nursing Homes, ALFs Increase Q. We’re looking for an affordable care option for my senior parents. What is the best deal out there? Where do most seniors want to live? As it turns out, keeping your parents in their own home could be the best deal, according to a recent [...]
Fat-to-Fit Program Can Help Seniors Lose Weight Q. For the past 10 years I have had a terrible time losing weight and now, at age 70, I’ve all but given up. Boredom has set in and I seem to be eating more now and exercising less since my husband died. Help! Don’t give up. There [...]
Sociable Neighborhoods Make for Healthier Seniors, Study Says Q. I had a stroke a few months ago and I am recovering well, according to my doctor. What are the best ways to ensure I have all I need to make a strong comeback? Check out your neighborhood for support while recovering from a serious illness [...]