Staying Put at Home: Senior Health
It seems like everyone these days has advice about how seniors can stay in great health. With all this information floating around, it can be hard to know who is on the right track and who hasn’t done their homework. To make sure you don’t have to waste your day chasing health tips and facts, Bliss Tubs has combed the internet to find the most accurate information about senior health and condensed it to concise, easy-to-read suggestions.
6 Great Hobbies for Senior Health There are many proven benefits to seniors having hobbies, including improved memory, lower stress, a stronger immune system and a better night’s sleep.1 Having a hobby has also been linked to a lower risk of heart attack.2
Staying Active With Friends, Family and Your Community As we get older, it’s common to lead a more solitary life. In fact, over 11 million men and women above the age of 65 who do not live in a care facility live alone.1
What You Need to Know About Medical Alert Devices Having the security of a medical alert device or personal emergency response system (PERS) in your home can help you feel more confident about Aging in Place, as you’ll have somebody available in case of emergency. In a 2005 survey, 75.6% of participants said they felt
Staying Safe at Home: Avoiding Overmedication The average 75-year old takes more than 10 prescription drugs.1 The use of four or more medications is known as polypharmacy. When using multiple medications, seniors run the risk of overmedicating, which can lead to falls, kidney failure and heart attacks.
Aging in Place Essentials: Part 4 – Maintaining & Modifying Your Home: Who Can Help? As you have gotten older, many of your household tasks may have become much harder and more dangerous than they once were. Now, you don’t have to do it alone.
Senior-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions That Are Worth the Effort Why is the New Year a time of festivity? What makes this occasion one that billions of people celebrate? Though a select few may think of January as just another month on the calendar, many more consider the New Year a new beginning and the chance
Where Do You Store Your Medications? Older age doesn’t necessarily mean poor health. Yet some medical conditions, including heart disease, arthritis and type 2 diabetes, tend to disproportionately affect the senior population. If you too have been diagnosed with narrowed arteries, inflamed joints or poor insulin production, odds are you are taking one or more