Posts Tagged ‘senior care’

Fall Prevention Awareness Day: September 22. Check out 6 ways to prevent falls…

September 22nd, 2017 No Comments

Fall Prevention Awareness Day on the First Day of Autumn

The National Council on Aging has prepared an infographic of 6 steps to prevent a fall. For adults over 65, it’s especially important to guard against falls. Preventing falls is a big component of senior care.

1. Exercise will help with your balance and strength

2. Speak with your health professionals to determine if you’re prone to falls

3. Review your medications with your pharmacist or doctor periodically to make sure your drugs aren’t causing you to fall

4. Get hearing and vision checkups regularly

5. Take precautions in the home

6. Ask your family to help you stay safe against falls

Have a wonderful autumn, everyone!

Interesting idea for pre-marriage: discussing your parents’ future care?

February 29th, 2012 No Comments

The wedding season is coming up soon, and any couples are attending pre-marital counseling prior to their marriage. They talk of how to handle finances, child raising methods, how to handle conflicts, and discuss future goals and dreams. Should they add how they plan to provide elder care New Jersey for their aging parents when the time comes? It may be premature, depending on the age of their parents, but it is definitely an issue that will affect their marriage at some point.


Check out our latest “Angel Home Care News” e-newsletter…

November 3rd, 2011 No Comments

Our November issue of the Angel Home Care News is ready for viewing! In this issue, read about Alzheimer’s Screening Day, diabetes awareness, cool gadgets (a purse that doubles as a digital photo frame!), and some really funny senior humor. Don’t miss it! Read Angel Home Care News today!

Did you know October 12 is World Arthritis Day?

October 12th, 2011 No Comments

Since 1996, every October 12th has been known as World Arthritis Day. The purpose is to raise awareness, influence public policy, and to make people aware of the large support network.

One of the best ways to fight arthritis is to exercise. By exercising, there may be less joint pain and more movement for those with arthritis. Low-stress activities for seniors such as yoga, stretching and swimming can help.

To read more about how arthritis and diabetes benefit by exercise, read an article from Caring.com (http://bit.ly/oXO05x).

Read these 10 valuable tips for avoiding Medicare fraud

October 10th, 2011 No Comments

Medicare fraud costs Americans over $60 billion each year! It not only hurts older adults who receive coverage, but also affects every taxpayer who must make up the losses through increased taxes. Jeffrey Johnson, co-founder of Visiting Angels (providing senior home care), has presented 10 valuable ways to help prevent Medicare fraud.

First tip: Guard your Medicare number as you would your Social Security Number. Never give it out on the phone, to a door-to-door sales person, or even over the internet.

To read the nine remaining tips, click on the full article here: http://bit.ly/w4kis5.

 

Oldest female body builder–going strong at age 74!

September 23rd, 2011 No Comments

How many seniors do you know who lift weights (not the seniors in high school!)? Ernestine Shepherd is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest female body builder in competition. She began weightlifting in her 50s along with her sister–she’s now 74!

To read more about this inspirational woman, read the AARP.com story at http://aarp.us/uVxTYU. Visit our Exercise and Activity resource page for additional information on the benefits of exercise.

Keeping seniors in their homes: volunteers help to Age In Place

September 23rd, 2011 No Comments

As the boomer population ages and senior care is needed as a result, more and more innovative ideas and solutions will be created to help seniors happy and safe at home. A new volunteer organization called “Aging in Place in White Plans” has emerged as one such idea.

To help older adults stay at home longer, this group has assembled a collection of volunteers who will provide services such as driving people to doctor’s appointments, taking them to the grocery store, and even helping them operate their DVD player, among other helpful tasks younger people take for granted.

There are about 50 similar arrangements throughout the country. As the need for senior care grows daily, no doubt many more associations will materialize. Read more about the White Plains group by clicking on the full story by Rye.Patch.com (http://bit.ly/ndKNmw).

For more information about aging in place options, visit our Options to Age At Home resource page.