How to: Stay Healthy As You Age

Almost every caregiver knows how difficult it can be to keep up with senior's health needs. As a caregiver, it's important to make yourself aware of senior's health requirements, especially one with chronic illness or other serious health issues while also taking care of yourself. Good health habits can make a huge difference to seniors who are prone to illness and those who may seem healthy alike. It's never too late to devote yourself to living a more healthy lifestyle! Here are 10 tips for maintaining the health needs of an elderly loved one (P.S. They can also apply to caregivers!): 1. Take Advantage of Free Physicals Did you know that you could be saving hundreds of dollars on physicals

10 Gardening Safety Tips for Seniors this Spring

Gardening can be a fun activity for seniors to spend time with their family, relax for themselves, spend time outdoors, care for something other than themselves and even provide their own fruits and vegetables. Spring is the perfect time to start making plans for the garden and the weather is perfect for spending time outside. However, whether you are an experienced gardener or just beginning, you should take these tips into mind: 1. Wear Sunscreen Gardening in the sun can be harsh on seniors' skin which is more sensitive to light. Always wear sunscreen with at least 45 SPF before heading out into the garden and be sure to reapply regularly. It would also be smart to wear a sun hat or long s

6 Common Senior Scams to Avoid

Whenever Attentive Home Care hears about senior scams, we're furious. Seniors are taken advantage of due to their supposed frailty, gullibility and generosity. Seniors minds are often not as clear as they once were, which can affect their decision-making, and scammers manipulate them into giving up their hard-earned and often scarce money. Also, seniors who were raised in the first half of the twentieth century were raised to be polite and trusting. Scammers target seniors for these reasons. Here are 6 common scams that are still in use today to be aware of as an elderly person, a loved one of a senior or someone caring for an elderly person: 1. The Grandchild Scare Scam If someone calls im

New App for Caregivers & Family Caring for Those with Dementia

Attentive Home Care loves this new app, Memory Box! from Swedish Care International and Forum for elderly care! Memory box! is an application offered for Apple iPhones, iPads and even Android devices. Memory Box!... serves as a memory aid and a conversation inspiration supports relatives and caregivers of those living with dementia contains visual, musical and written tips for conversations and memory support of famous events and topics during the 20th century developed with leading field experts based on an established approach in today's dementia care is FREE! Download the app HERE

Senior Fitness: Yoga Benefits the Mind and Body

Exercise is essential to a healthier heart and a longer life for seniors, but staying fit can be difficult due to health problems and frailty. Joining an exercise class can be stressful and make health issues worsen. To avoid these risks, elderly people who wish to exercise in a calm, gentle and easy way should consider taking up yoga. Yoga helps you stay fit and limber without the risk of overexercising. It offers both physical and mental health benefits. Here are just a few ways regular yoga can improve your life: 1. Improves Bone Health Yoga helps increase bone density, flexibility and strength. Doctors say that as little as 12 minutes of yoga a day will increase senior's bone density and

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