The Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson’s Patients

The results of maintaining some form of exercise regimen throughout aging are tremendous; however, for persons with Parkinson’s, it might truly be a game-changer. Several studies are revealing direct links between exercise for Parkinson’s patients and the progression of the disease, such as the largest clinical study up to now, in which patients who exercised at least 2½ hours per week gained a greater total wellbeing compared to those who refrained from physical activity. Read More...

How to Start a Conversation With a Parent About the Benefits of Home Care

Accepting the truth that an aging loved one requires help at home can be tough. Even harder is speaking about the need for care with the older adult and getting him or her to acknowledge that assistance is warranted. If you have noticed changes in a loved one and you’re sensing the need to begin a discussion about the benefits of home care as a choice to maintain safety and independence in the home, try these conversation starters to raise the subject in a subtle, non-confrontational way. If heightened frailty is becoming a concern: “I love you, Dad, and now that you live alone, I’m concerned about your safety. Read More...
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How to Best Meet Nutritional Needs for Seniors

It is not a mystery that a nutritious diet is vital for good health. However many people don’t understand that an adult’s nutritional needs change with age. As such, the nutritional experts at Tufts University have designed MyPlate for Older Adults, which is an updated rendition of the former food pyramid, and which provides advice specifically for senior nutritional needs. Read More...
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How to Promote Senior Independence & Enhance a Senior’s Life Purpose

“Let me help you with that.” “Sit down. Don’t overdo it!” “Take it easy. I can handle that” Have you ever made comments such as these to senior loved ones? Our intentions are good; we want to do what we can to help our older loved ones stay safe and healthy. Read More...
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Engage as You Age: Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

Staying social can be a challenge for older adults, especially those who are homebound or have limited mobility. The good news is that, as the internet, computers, tablets, and smartphones have become more prevalent than ever, the ability to keep seniors connected has greatly improved. Read More...
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Studies Show Social Activity for Seniors Boosts Health

Humans are social creatures, so it seems obvious that maintaining an active social life is good for the body and mind. Now, scientific studies are backing up that intuition, revealing that social activities for seniors boosts the health of your brain and your body. Read More...
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Concord Home Care Experts Help Seniors Overcome Roadblocks to Exercise

Making exercise a regular part of life is a challenge for people of any age. We never seem to have enough time to fit in a workout. We’re tired from a long day of work. We’ll wake up early and exercise then. Read More...
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Infusing Senior Life with Meaning and Purpose the Hillendale Home Care Way

Do a Google search for “activities for seniors” and you’re likely to come up with a variety of crafts, games, ideas for memory stimulation, and of course, the stereotypical bingo. What you won’t find, unless you really dig deeper, are more meaningful, philanthropic activities. Read More...
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How Seniors Can Exercise at Home with Help from In-Home Caregivers

A body at rest remains at rest. If physical activity and exercise haven’t been an ongoing part of a senior’s daily routine, those ingrained habits must be overcome before everyday activity can become a part of that person’s life. With the help of a professional caregiver, like those at Hillendale Home Care, older adults can reap a number of benefits from getting exercises for seniors at home. Read More...
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How to Overcome Common Hurdles to Senior Exercise

Stepping into a routine exercise program is challenging at any age. Exercising is tiring. We don’t want to spend the time. We’re feeling sore from yesterday’s workout. We’ve all made excuses like these for putting off working out; but frailty and advanced age make it even harder to stick to an exercise program. Read More...