How-To

How To Stay Healthy: Mind, Body, And Soul During The Holiday Season

Posted on November 26th, 2016

The Holiday Season is upon us, with all that it brings with it! For many of us, the Holidays are a wonderful time to connect with our family and friends and celebrate life. However, for many seniors, especially those those who have lost a loved one or those who are struggling with their own health […]

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How To Avoid The Flu

Posted on September 29th, 2016

Weve all had the flu before. The chills, the body aches, nausea, soreness, ugh! Many people experience the cold and flu during the winter months, leading to increased health care costs, physician visits, and lost productivity. Here are some simple steps to help you ward off the Flu this season: Wash Your Hands A […]

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How To Benefit From Music

Posted on August 13th, 2016

Whether the music is classical, instrumental, rock, country, or jazz, most everyone I know LOVES to listen to music. Do you ever notice how even new born babies react to music? Music has the same affect on the elderly. Music can soothe or energize, make us happy or sad, but either way; there is no […]

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How To Avoid Isolation In Seniors

Posted on July 31st, 2016

Isolation is one of the most common problems experienced by senior citizens. As they age, kids grow up and move away, taking grandchildren with them. These families may move their seniors to assisted living facilities or retirement homes, limiting their exposure to social interaction. This isolation leads to a number of potentially serious problems and […]

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How To Give Your Aging Loved Ones Purpose

Posted on July 17th, 2016

Depression is an alarmingly common problem in the elderly. Retirees often become isolated as they age, having lost the career that broughtthemfriends, purpose, and a reason to get outside every day. As family members, it becomes your job to maintain these important aspects of a healthy, happy lifestyle. Your loved ones must remain social, active, […]

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How To Advocate For Your Own Healthcare

Posted on June 30th, 2016

Unfortunately, our society generally glorifies youth and fears or even despises old age, rather than embracing aging and associating age with wisdom and knowledge. Because of this, as we age, we fear the deterioration of our bodies and the possible lack of security due to low income, loss of friends, relationships, etc. Often with the […]

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How To Stay Busy During The Hot Months Of Summer

Posted on June 25th, 2016

During the hot months of summer, it is advised for seniors especially, to stay indoors and to keep cool, because they are more prone to heat related illnesses. So, how can you stay active while keeping cool, andwhat are some things that caregivers can do to keep elderly loved ones engaged and active? Here are […]

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How To Recognize Depression In The Elderly

Posted on May 31st, 2016

Clinical depression with the elderly population is quitecommon, but that doesnt mean its normal. Depression effects about 6 million Americans age 65 and older. However,only 10% receive treatment for it. Depression, by definition, is a prolonged state of sadness that is different from grieving and can last a very long time. In this post, we […]

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How To Set Boundaries When Caregiving

Posted on May 22nd, 2016

Ive often thought about and talked about boundaries to my Caregivers at Havenwood, as well as to our Clients families. This can be such a tough subject to broach. In researching this topic, I came across this very well written article. If you are a Caregiver, caring for a family member, Id encourage you to […]

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How To Survive Allergies In The Spring

Posted on April 24th, 2016

Spring is a beautiful time of year. Millions of Americans suffer from allergies this time of year, and the Elderly are not exempt from the stuffy noses and watery eyes that accompany allergies. But, unlike most of those millions, Seniors often have complicating factors such as chronic diseases that can make it difficult to deal […]

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