Today is National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Exercise benefits seniors, and everyone really, in lots of ways. Physical movement can help prevent falls, maintain strength and balance, controls blood pressure and can reduce the chances of certain cancers and diabetes.
Eating a well-balanced diet helps us get the minerals and nutrients we need to be healthy. For some, cooking and eating becomes somewhat of a pleasurable activity, and can bring families closer together. But, as we age, the ability to cook and enjoy food becomes difficult.
Parkinson’s disease attacks and damages the nerves in the brain. Common side effects of the disease include muscle stiffness, tremors in the head and/or hands, slowness in movement and impaired balance. But did you know that women are less like likely to develop Parkinson’s?
Stair lifts may seem like a 21st century invention, but did you know that stair lifts actually date back to the 16th century? The First Known Stair Lift According to Dr. David Starkey, a historian, the earliest recorded stair lift was invented for King Henry VIII of England
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. The Parkinson’s Foundation estimates that 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease every year, and almost 1 million people in the US are living with the disease. Signs and
There are several options when it comes to figuring out what to do when it comes to senior care. Some options include: home care/aging in place, assisted living, retirement living, and nursing home living. But how do you know which option is best for you or a loved one? The
In need of a quick and easy, low-carb dinner idea? Check out this recipe from Diabetes Self Management. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided 2 tablespoons of reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Although interchangeable at times and very similar in definition, accessibility and mobility do not mean the same thing. According to Merriam-Webster, accessibility is defined as being easily used or accessed by people with disabilities, such as someone in a wheelchair, and
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that can occur at any age, but the chances of developing it is higher in older adults, specifically those 60 years and older. What is RA? When someone has RA, the tissue lining the joints in the body become thickened. This
When you get prescribed new medications, it’s common to ask your doctor if they are compatible to mix with any other prescription medications you may currently be taking. But, did you know that it’s equally as important to ask what types of foods don’t mix well with certain
Did you know that we offer a folding rail option for our stair lifts? It’s the perfect addition to add to a stair lift if there is an obstruction at the end of a stairway. Our folding rail automatically folds upward once the moving stair lift activates a lever located
Saturday, February 19 is National Caregivers Day. It’s a day designated by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (HAHC) to honor those who work endlessly to give their time and care for friends and loved ones. We all understand the mental and physical strain can