Solo seniors: 5 tips for aging alone

Ways to Maintain Independence – Tips for Seniors

As our loved ones age, it can be frustrating for family members. We often try to jump in and take over a task to save time, but we are not doing them or ourselves any favors. Keeping them independent for as long as possible is better for everyone. It helps them keep active and maintain both physical and mental health. There are a few ways you can help them keep…

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Loss of Appetite: Causes & Solutions for Seniors

Aging comes with lifestyle and physiological changes, some of which may lead to loss of appetite. As we age, the gradual decline in appetite is considered normal since we generally become less active, have a low metabolism, and have less sensitive taste buds. However, losing appetite over an extended period in seniors can be caused by many things, and that’s why it needs to be addressed immediately. Luckily, several treatment…

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Losing Caregiver Guilt and Living at Peace

Caring for an elderly loved one is a massive undertaking. It can make you feel any and all kinds of emotions. Frustrated, lonely, angry, and guilty. It can be a thankless job, even if you are not the primary caregiver. Guilt can enter the picture in many different ways. You might feel like they take up too much of your time, or you don’t see them enough. Or, you can…

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Why Routines are Important for Seniors with Chronic Illness

Seniors with chronic illnesses face unique challenges when it comes to independent living. Routines can be incredibly helpful in managing the symptoms associated with chronic disease and keeping track of medications – but they can also provide a sense of stability, structure, and control to seniors who may often feel overwhelmed by their condition. In this article, we explore why routines are so important for seniors with chronic illness and…

Senior couple walking in winter

Senior Winter Safety Tips

As winter arrives, it’s important to take extra safety precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. For seniors, winter safety is especially important. Cold weather can pose a serious risk of slips and falls and other accidents, so here are some tips that’ll help keep you safe this winter.   1. Stay Warm The most important thing is to stay warm! Wear layers of clothing when you go outside…

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Helping Seniors Avoid Holiday Depression

We’re entering a season of joy, celebration, and togetherness. But while this is generally a happy time for many, it can also be a period of loneliness and sadness for older adults. This time of hustle and bustle can be overwhelming, and for seniors living on their own, the holidays can magnify feelings of isolation and loss. That’s why seniors need to take proactive steps to prevent holiday depression. If…