senior living Tag

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. It is essential for mental and physical health, quality of life, and safety. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. The consequences of not enough sleep...

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to delirium--an altered level of consciousness which causes a state of mental confusion. A medical illness or stressful event--such as a hospitalization usually triggers this condition. In fact, according to the American Delirium Society, almost 7 million Americans who are in...

Hoarding is the inability to discard or part with an excessive amount of items. Hoarders may focus on accumulating particular things such as paper and clothing or amass vast amounts of general clutter and garbage. Parting with these items causes hoarders great distress and anxiety. Hoarding...

Ageism is the act of stereotyping or discriminating against an individual or group of people based on age. Unfortunately, older adults encounter ageism on a regular basis. This can take the form of clichés in advertising to snide comments made by family, friends, or the...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about half (52%) of Americans turning 65 today will require long-term care (LTC) and support services. These options include: independent senior communities; assisted living; continuing care retirement communities; board and care homes; skilled (nursing) care...

Caregiver burnout, also called caregiver stress syndrome, is being in a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion from caring for a family member. Burnout occurs most often in a family caregiver who has no help with providing care. The characteristics of caregiver burnout include...

If you are ready to move from your home, there are several types of senior living options available. This can be a difficult and challenging time for seniors and their families. However, these facilities are designed to meet the specific care, social, and lifestyle requirements...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approximately 37% of adults age 60 and over are obese. Weight that is higher than what is considered a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese. Body Mass Index, or BMI, is...

Many seniors find great value in writing their autobiography. Over time, older adults have acquired a lifetime of memories. Writing about  personal memories and historical events of your life helps to organize your personal story. In fact, a written autobiography will provide more structure to...

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a medical condition characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. Unfortunately, osteoporosis can lead to an increased risk of fracture of the hip, spine, and wrist. In general, for seniors, these fractures are not only physically debilitating but...