Thanks to the improved medical care and improved standards of living, the life expectancy of people in the U.S has increased significantly to over 80 years from 50 years in the early 1900’s.
According to the United States Census Bureau, there were over 46 million people aged 65 and older in the U.S at the beginning of July 2014. In addition to that, the Bureau projected that the population … Continue reading
While most people dream of living an independent life, there are some situations where it is highly difficult to live a self-dependent life. For example, research shows that as people grow old, their dependence on others increases and caregiver duties are needed.
In addition to that, having certain illnesses also reduces an individual’s self-dependence hence needing the services of a caregiver.
When it is time for Easter, we tend to celebrate with treats, goodies, and surprises for our families. However, sometimes we tend to forget the fact that our seniors also deserve that special feeling and fun. So plan on including Easter for seniors.
Who doesn’t want that special moment when Easter memories are evoked and a new season welcomed in style?
The mental and physical health of a person can be monitored and checked using local health clinics. Testing centers run the diagnostic tests, for example, if a patient needs blood work done.
One of the first mentions of a type of health clinic was in 18th century in England. Health clinics, medical clinics, test clinics and/or screening centers are ways to seek treatments or have tests performed at a … Continue reading
Old age is inevitable, and it is quite natural to stay more at home as you grow older. Seniors preparing for the future can help themselves choose whether to remain at home, using senior care, for the long run is the correct step for them.
Often choices to leave home are made unexpectedly after a sudden misfortune or medical emergency, crisis, making changes all the more painful and troublesome. … Continue reading
As we age, the body goes through various physical and emotional changes and organs begin to wear out. That is why seniors have several financial and physical limitations.
Thanks to government, NGOs, groups, and organization that have sacrificed their resources to provide various services to the seniors for free. If you happen to be off the grid, kindly check with your local office for the aging to learn more.… Continue reading
According to research, the average American is likely to leave at least ten years longer than the parents. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services estimates that by 2030, people aged 65 and above will comprise up to 20% of the total U.S population. This will be an increase of approximately 7% from 2010 when the seniors aged 65 and above comprised at least 13% of the population.… Continue reading
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure; it is very crucial for anyone looking forward to a better life to have an early screening. It is evident that the population of the aged in highly increasing and in the older ages, many may not survive if they can’t prevent some common diseases that claim the life of the elderly right now.
When the time comes in our lives to confront the reality of aging, we like reassuring ourselves that the best we need to do is age well. And we focus on what must be done to counter poor vision, weight issues or diminishing virility. Discussing regular exercises, eating healthy and in moderation hardly qualify as hot topics.
As our loved ones grow older, it becomes increasingly challenging to monitor … Continue reading