Too many seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of admission. While there are many contributing factors, here's a list of 5 common causes for readmission and ways you can avoid it from happening.
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Seniors need exercise like everyone else does; however, exercise isn't always fun, especially when your body starts to face the challenges that comes from aging. To help seniors spice up their workout routines and to help improve their form and overall health, try out these three pieces of fitness gear that can help!
Seniors often begin to fall behind when it comes to taking care of their oral hygiene. There is a major push for the elderly to see their PCP and other medical specialists as many times as possible, in order to ensure they are getting the best healthcare and to fulfill any prescription needs. However, there isn't such a push for dental care for the elderly, which is just as important.
Summer is the time for family reunions--the kids are out of school, and everybody's up for a road trip. But in all the enthusiasm for creating corny t-shirts and videos, don't forget the clan elders--the ones that got you here need a little more attention than they used to, so a little preparation beforehand makes the difference between a great time together and a disaster.
A sensory herb garden appeals to our senses of sight, touch, taste, and smell. Add a pleasant wind chime or small water feature and it also appeals to our fifth sense, that of sound. Because of diminished sensory perception as we age, a garden that invites us to use our senses to explore can help us keep all of our senses aroused and engaged.
Technology today is designed to make life easier and more meaningful. Unfortunately, seniors are sometimes reluctant to give new technology a chance because they're afraid it's too complicated to use. Technology has come a long way over the course of an older adult's life. Despite misconceptions, there are numerous easy-to-use devices that require little technical knowledge. Here are the top 3 senior tech gadgets of 2018:
Spring has sprung, and important for seniors to get out and enjoy it just like anyone else. And while there are a slew of options out there, here's a short list of things you can do with the seniors in your life now that the snows have left, and the world is coming alive again.
Most seniors, and likely all hospital patients, are looking forward to getting discharged. And that yearning to go home starts as soon as they even know they need to go to the hospital. But is there anything seniors can do to contribute toward being discharged as soon as reasonably possible? There definitely is.
Ugh! Spring cleaning. For seniors, just the mention of those two words can send dread coursing through their veins. But it doesn't have to be such a monumental undertaking. With just a little thought, you can help seniors clean house without a lot of time or hassle.