Finding Purpose in Life After 70

Finding Purpose in Life After 70

Life after 70 is an exciting chapter filled with new opportunities, growth, and the potential for deep fulfillment. While each person’s experience may vary, it is crucial to have a sense of purpose during this phase. In this blog, we will explore what to expect in life after 70, why having a purpose is essential,…

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors is not merely a precautionary measure; it’s a crucial lifeline in times of crisis. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there’s a shift on the horizon – an estimated 77.0 million folks will be aged 65 and older by 2034. What does this mean for us? Well, this changing…

Sudden Leg Weakness in Older Adults

Sudden Leg Weakness in Older Adults

Several conditions can cause sudden leg weakness in the elderly, including a stroke, spinal cord injury, or pinched nerve. Other possible causes include autoimmune diseases, spinal disorders, injuries, falls, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and non-traumatic spinal cord compression caused by a metastatic tumor or infection. A nerve or muscle disorder can also cause sudden weakness in the…

What Are Common Foot Problems In Older Adults?

What Are Common Foot Problems In Older Adults?

Foot problems become more common as people age. Standard foot issues in older adults include pain, neuropathy, corns, calluses, nail disorders, fat pad atrophy, bony deformities, such as hallux valgus (bunions) and hammertoe, Morton’s neuroma, toenail disorders, and flat feet. The dry skin, brittle nails, burning and tingling sensations, feelings of cold or numbness, and…

What Do Seniors Do for Fun?

What Do Seniors Do for Fun?

A lack of physical activity is a prime reason for lost mobility as people age. Older adults who participate in fun hobbies and leisure activities can reduce the risk of significant illnesses and dementia, live longer, and improve their mental health. Activity that creates a real difference for seniors stimulates the brain and body and…

After Surgery Care

After Surgery Care

Complications following surgery are unfortunate consequences for some patients. Over 100,000 patients get a post-surgery infection in the US each year. Beyond infections, other post-surgery complications can include blood clots, allergic reactions, trouble with urination, dangerously low blood pressure, and more. However, those who receive after surgery care report better outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and…

How to Help Seniors Remember Medications

How to Help Seniors Remember Medications

It is estimated that approximately 44 percent of men and 57 percent of women that are over the age of 65 are currently taking five or more prescription medications. As a person ages, it can become more and more difficult to properly manage these medications. Improper medication management can lead to poorly managed health conditions…

Senior Care Crisis in America

Senior Care Crisis in America

Many seniors will turn 80 in 2025, burdening family members. Most people live longer because of medical research and technological advances, opting for non-institutionalized living. The reality is that families have been struggling to provide the best care for their aging parents, with a limited range of options available to most. Howard Gleckman, a senior…

Guidance for the Elderly Living Alone
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Guidance for the Elderly Living Alone

As a person ages, the decision will need to be made whether or not they will remain at home or move into some sort of senior residence or assisted living facility. When someone is widowed or has simply lived alone their whole life, the decision may be more complicated. However, more and more elderly adults…

Anxiety in Older Adults

Anxiety in Older Adults

Anxiety disorders are very common in today’s world. More than 19% of all adults in the United States have an anxiety disorder, which equates to around 40 million people. These older adults are more likely to talk to their doctors about their symptoms and spend time in the hospital to get the treatment they need….