It’s no surprise that taking the plunge at the local pool has been a favored form of exercise for older adults. It’s easy on joints, reduces the risks of injury and improves cardiovascular strength. But there are other advantages to swimming as we age. Here are five reasons why you could feel happier if you swim for exercise.
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While hip replacement surgery has been performed for well over 50 years, the procedure continues to improve as advancements in surgery options are explored.
Accidental falls, or unintentional injuries, are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. There are a number of safety measures a caregiver can take to reduce the risk of injury within their loved one’s home, but older adults can also use daily exercise to improve their sense of balance to better navigate the bumpy road ahead. Here are five everyday tips to practice and implement to prevent falls:
Much like those who adopt healthy living practices at an earlier age, older adults can feel immediate benefits of losing weight as well.
Many diseases that plague the elderly are a result of dietary reasons. Good nutrition plays a crucial role in keeping older people healthy and functioning.
If you’ve ever traveled via airplane, then you’ve heard flight attendants warn that if a loss of cabin pressure occurs you should put your own oxygen mask on before helping others put theirs on. This principle of helping yourself before helping others can be related to caregiving. As a caregiver, you’re giving a significant amount of your time to help a loved one. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and stop taking care of yourself when you’re worried about the welfare of another.
If your parent or loved one has a surgery planned or they have been recently hospitalized, it is likely that they will be referred to an in-patient rehabilitation facility to help them recover. You may be curious about what their stay will be like and how their days will be structured. Whether they will be in the facility for a few days or a few months, each day will be filled with physical therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy and other medical treatments tailored to help them regain their ability to be as independent as possible.
It was the year 1846, and women admitted to the maternity clinic of Vienna General Hospital were inexplicably dying during childbirth. Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, a new addition to the maternity clinic, was disturbed by the high mortality rate of patients and was determined to find the cause. After a number of experiments and observations, Dr. Semmelweis changed the course of healthcare with one simple discovery: Washing hands saved lives.
You’ve spent your life knowing your parents and loved ones were there for you providing support, safety, and love. Now, as the roles reverse and the health of your loved one declines, you may be facing the reality of finding proper home care. Mindy Hill, marketing director for iCare Home & Hospice understands this process and respects the importance of finding proper care for those who need it.
Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating — and it’s also a time for overeating. But if you’re watching your waistline, you can enjoy a delicious, traditional meal on Thanksgiving and Christmas while still managing to avoid the worst caloric offenders.