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Keeping Seniors Warm in Winter

December 27th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

As winter approaches, we all need to prepare for cold, stormy days, but seniors are particularly at risk. If their body temperatures get too low, they can suffer from breathing problems, unconsciousness, or even death. To keep your seniors warm in the winter, follow these steps. What makes a senior more vulnerable to the cold? […]

Winter Health Concerns for Seniors

December 24th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

As winter approaches, we want families to understand the health problems that can affect older individuals. Since seniors are more susceptible to the negative effects of the cold weather, make sure you know how to recognize these winter health concerns. Hypothermia Hypothermia occurs when the body’s core temperature drops to a dangerously low level, but […]

Snow Safety for Seniors

December 21st, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

For the elderly, winter presents more hazards than it does for younger generations. This means our parents, grandparents, and other senior loved ones must take steps to be more careful in the colder months. These Prevent Slips and Falls Bones are especially brittle in the elderly, so, when they fall on ice or in snow, […]

Gifts for Your Caregiver

December 19th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

The holiday season can you have looking for the perfect gift for anyone in your life. With all they do for you and your senior Loved Ones, why not get your caregiver a little something too? Gift Cards An older individual can find a variety of gift cards at local stores so that a caregiver […]

Preparing Your Home for Elderly Holiday Visitors

December 18th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

You’re probably very excited to have everyone over for the holidays. But while you’re planning the menu and wrapping presents, don’t forget to make a few special preparations for your elderly holiday visitors. Clear the Walkways Many elderly individuals have visual deficiencies that make it difficult to see objects on the floor. It is essential […]

Indoor Exercises to Keep Seniors Active

December 13th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Staying in shape is important for every senior. However, when winter weather forces us to hole-up in our houses, staying in shape isn’t always the easiest task. But thankfully, fitness doesn’t always mean sprinting and high-intensity workouts.  There are some great indoor exercises that can keep your seniors active. Yoga There are thousands of accommodating yoga poses […]

Senior Care Do’s & Don’ts

December 12th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Being a caregiver comes with a lot of responsibility — some of which you may not even realize. Besides performing the physical care duties for your Loved One, there are a few other things to make sure you do and don’t do. To be the best caregiver possible, make sure you follow these senior care […]

Senior Aging Myths

December 7th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

There are a lot of myths people believe throughout their lifetimes — swallowing watermelon seeds makes a watermelon to grow in your stomach, naps are only for children, and you can’t drive with the car lights on. But some of the worst myths we’ve ever heard are about seniors and aging. Well, we want to […]

Best and Worst Gifts for Seniors

November 29th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

The holiday season has arrived, so you’re probably starting to search for the perfect presents for the Loved Ones in your life. While it may be a tad easier to find gifts for your parents and siblings, you may have a harder time thinking of good ideas for Grandma and Grandpa. Before you go crazy racking […]

Recognizing Alcohol Abuse in Seniors

November 26th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Alcoholism is one of the most deadly diseases that plagues our country — over 15 million people in the U.S. struggle with drinking. While this illness is bad enough for young and middle-aged adults, it can be even more devastating for seniors whose bodies can’t handle and process alcohol as easily. If you are worried […]