It’s likely that more than 200 million people are living with osteoporosis, a medical condition marked by having fragile bones. This condition is especially common among older women, and it can be dangerous
57% of seniors over 65 years of age in the US are women. The number increases with age because women tend to live longer than men. For women to continue to thrive into their senior years, it’s important to know about women’s health issues.
For seniors, travel can be especially challenging or risky. Use these top tips to make senior travel fun and safe.
As adults age, their family members tend to act as long-distance caregivers. The average distance a long-distance caregiver lives from a senior is 450 miles.
About 1 in 3 adults between 65 and 74 years old experiences hearing loss. Difficulty hearing or making out sounds can put seniors at risk of social, health, and safety problems.
Being homebound as a senior can increase risk of loneliness, stress, lack of physical activity, and more. It’s important for seniors’ health to stay active even if unable to get out.
Many seniors experience difficulty getting around independently. Mobility aids can offer stability and support. If a senior is unstable performing motions like sitting down or walking, it is essential to find mobility aids that fit their needs and ensure their safety. Approximately 1/3 of older people living at home fall at least once a year. It’s common for seniors to need mobility aids for safety and support.
Aging involves changes in health, physical ability, and medical risks. On average, older adults in the US tend to be in a healthcare setting about 17 days a year. Given how common (and often necessary) it is for seniors to interact with doctors, it is important to help seniors navigate doctor visits well.
Making the holidays special for seniors can involve such simple things as spending time together and cooking a special meal or two. The magic of the holiday season doesn’t necessarily wear away with age. Seniors get nostalgic during the holidays, and many still want to celebrate.
Take on these simple projects with seniors to make special holiday memories together this season. The crafts are easy and fun.
Part of the joy of the holidays is making memories together. Senior mobility and energy may be limited, but making simple crafts at home are special ways to brighten the holidays.
Being a caregiver can be an exhausting and difficult task. It’s important to recognize caregiver burnout and cope healthily.
Understanding caregiver burnout symptoms and coping mechanisms can help make caregiving more enjoyable and fulfilling.
I hope this note finds you well.
I wanted to let you know of an important milestone for Parkwood Home Care. Our IT software just obtained its HITRUST CSF certification, which is a 3rd party, formal certification of HIPAA compliance as well as security and privacy practices.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Over 54 million adults in the US have been diagnosed with a form of arthritis. World Arthritis Day takes place on October 12th. This month, learn more about this type of disease.
Arthritis is a medical condition many seniors struggle with. World Arthritis Day takes place on October 12th. This month, learn more about this type of disease.
Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States? Many seniors struggle with this type of disease.
Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disease in the US. Since it is more than just a basic skin condition, it is helpful for seniors to learn to manage it.
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, an estimated 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.
Dental care is about more than cosmetics. Dental health affects overall health. As a result, it’s important for seniors to take care of their oral health. Oftentimes seniors think that dental care is no longer necessary, especially if they are using dentures. However, dental health is important to manage throughout the aging process.