Living Longer & Staying Healthy

According to AARP, there are 108.7 million people age 50-plus. As American’s age, we encourage our booming seniors to age healthy with these healthy Living tips.

  • Don’t smoke – if you do, quit
  • Eat a well-balanced diet of lean proteins, simple carbohydrates, and dairy unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor
  • Stay active
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Use sunscreen when outdoors to prevent skin cancer
  • See your healthcare provider for annual health, vision, dental and hearing checkups
  • Socialize with family and friends

Loved one’s age but they do not have just to exist. Many times elderly members of the family can become shut-in or reclusive. Here are Five Primary Reasons to consider in-home care.

Primary Reason 1Meal plans and preparation for proper eating patterns – Sometimes seniors lose track of time and forget to eat. They can also stop eating due to loneliness and depression. According to Age Safe America, cooking is the third leading cause of fire deaths and the leading cause of injury among people 65 and older.

Primary Reason 2Medication reminders and vital signs are essential to living longer and staying healthy. Seniors need structure with taking medication and having vital signs monitored to ensure they are getting the most out of every day.

Primary Reason 3Bathing and grooming assistance – Getting in and out of the tub or shower can be life threatening for some seniors. According to a 2017 CDC report, more than one out of 4 older people fall each year, and one out of 5 falls results in a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury. These injuries can make it hard for a person to get around, participate in everyday activities, or live on their own.

Primary Reason 4Companionship– Loneliness and depression is a sad existence. Daily interaction with family members or a healthcare aid provides quality interaction keeping them engaged and looking forward to the next day.

Primary Reason 5Daily Assistance – Seniors without driving privileges can become home-bound making it difficult to go grocery shopping, get to doctor appointments and visit friends.

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