Why Vitamin D Is Important for Seniors

Why Vitamin D is Important for Seniors
By Tom Lee, 5:37 pm on July 22, 2021

Ever since you were little, you’ve been told to take your vitamins. As you age, however,  some vitamins are more important than others. Vitamin D, for instance, is highly recommended for the elderly, but have you ever wondered why? Whether you’re a senior yourself or providing senior care for a loved one, here are some important facts you should know about vitamin D. How Vitamin D Deficiency Puts Seniors at Risk Vitamin D is essential for promoting the absorption of calcium in the body, promoting bone growth, healthy teeth, strong muscles, and an effective immune system. Because seniors often don’t…

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Why Vitamin D is Important for Seniors
How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging
By Tom Lee, 4:51 pm on July 9, 2021

Music can play an important role in all of our lives. It has the ability to evoke profound feelings and memories, and song lyrics are likely to stay in your mind longer than most other trivial things. It can be particularly helpful to us as we age, which is worth keeping in mind if you’re providing in home care for a loved one. Here are a few ways music can benefit you as you age. Benefits of Music for In Home Care Boosts the Mood — It’s no secret that music can make you feel good. If you catch yourself…

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How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging
Summer Home Care
By Tom Lee, 3:38 pm on June 24, 2021

We’re used to the idea of “winterizing” a home to prepare for the short cold days of the winter months. Many people, however, are unfamiliar with the concept of “summerizing”. If you’re providing home care for a senior loved one, it’s just as important that you take the necessary steps to ensure that their home is as safe and comfortable when it’s hot as it is throughout the year. In fact, illnesses due to extreme heat such as heatstroke and heat exhaustion are the most common types of weather-related deaths among seniors. Simple Steps to Prepare a Loved One’s Home…

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Summer Home Care
Senior Stress Relief
By Tom Lee, 4:52 pm on June 11, 2021

Stress exists for a reason. Our bodies are designed to produce stress hormones such as adrenaline, norepinephrine, and cortisol to help us run from danger and protect ourselves. While these hormones can save our lives in short bursts, chronic stress can lead to several health problems such as headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks. Whether you’re a senior or you’re providing senior care for a loved one, here are a few techniques from Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington that can help relieve stress. 1.  Exercise Regular exercise has innumerable health benefits….

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Senior Stress Relief
Senior Care
By Tom Lee, 2:30 pm on May 20, 2021

As your parents age, there comes a time when you may have to provide them with senior care. If you’re in that position right now, you can probably appreciate how challenging that can be. While the time you spend with an elderly parent can be extremely rewarding, it requires a lot of hard work. The important thing is to realize that you’re not in this alone. There are friends, families, and professionals who are there to help you provide the quality of senior care your loved one deserves. Be Honest With Yourself While it’s perfectly normal to expect yourself to…

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Senior Care
Senior Care Spring Activities
By Tom Lee, 1:22 pm on May 7, 2021

Spring has arrived! It seemed like it took forever, but the short, brutal days of winter are finally behind us. Better weather gives us all the opportunity to get out more, but this is especially important for elderly people who could benefit a more active lifestyle after spending several months cooped up at home. If you’re providing senior care for someone you love, here are some fun spring activities the two of you can enjoy together. Go For a Walk — Spring is a chance to finally get outside and take in some sunshine, and what better way to do…

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Senior Care Spring Activities
Preparing for a medical emergency
By Tom Lee, 3:01 pm on April 30, 2021

It is always worth it to be fully prepared for a medical emergency if you are a senior, or if you are a caregiver taking care of a senior. Since seniors become more at risk of having an accident as they age, both being prepared and being proactive with prevention are invaluable. Having a plan ready could save a senior’s life during a time of crisis. Below, learn several important ways to be prepared during an emergency. Preparation and Prevention The preparation and preventative measures that you take every day are just as important as how you react to and…

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Preparing for a medical emergency
Senior Lifting Weights
By Tom Lee, 3:11 pm on March 24, 2021

If your gym membership is still on pause during the pandemic, that’s not a problem! Seniors who are looking for alternative ways to stay active can do so right in their own home. Read through some of our favorite simple at-home exercises for seniors below! Stretch It Out Whether before or after your workout (or both!), stretching is really important. It helps make your muscles more limber and braces them for the impact of your workout. You can even dive into some serious stretching like yoga if you’re looking to improve your muscle strength, balance, coordination, and more! Lifting Light…

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Senior Lifting Weights
Seniors Playing Chess
By Tom Lee, 12:09 pm on March 4, 2021

Do you know what’s equally as important as your physical health as you grow older? Your brain health! It’s easy to forget about all the lifestyle factors that play important roles in improving and preserving your brain health, but as a senior, you should try to make it a priority. We’re sharing our top factors with you below that can help you keep your brain healthy and active as you age. Get Good Sleep Let’s start with the basics. Get a good night’s rest! Sleep is essential to helping your brain feel rested and refreshed the next day. Seniors should…

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Seniors Playing Chess
In Home Care Tips
By Tom Lee, 4:58 pm on February 22, 2021

For your senior loved one aging in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, nothing is a greater priority than making sure they are safe at all times. There are several ways that you can create a safer home for your senior, especially if they are living alone. Below, we are sharing our top in-home care tips with you so you can ensure your senior’s safety – and they can live their best life. Observe & Update Walkthrough the Home Start by taking a walkthrough your senior’s home. Don’t just simply walk through – take this time to really…

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In Home Care Tips
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