Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults

Did you know that seizures are more likely to develop in older adults? Learn to recognize the signs of seizures and how you can help. Epilepsy is a broad term used for a brain disorder that causes seizures. In the United States, 2.4 million adults aged 18 years or older have active epilepsy.  About 1% of […]

10 Halloween Activities for Seniors

Halloween Crafts for Seniors Halloween crafts can be completed early in October so you can use them as decorations throughout the rest of the month. The seniors can put their mark on their home or building’s look for a little while and you’ll set the Halloween atmosphere for the weeks to come. Decorate pumpkins. One […]

Flu Shot Seniors

Flu Season is here, Your Best Shot is the Flu Shot

With fall approaching, it is a sure bet that cold and flu season will soon follow bringing the risk of flu illness. Some people will only be mildly sick or miserable for a few days, but for some, flu can be very serious and may even result in hospitalization or death.  Flu shots are highly […]

Five Minutes for Women’s Health

In Five Minutes or Less, You Can Learn about the number one killer of women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Learn the symptoms of a heart attack and stroke. You can save a life by knowing the signs and symptoms! Schedule a doctor check-up. Regular check-ups […]

Top Health Benefits of Vitamin D

What exactly does vitamin D do for us and why should we be motivated to get enough of it? Luckily, 10-15 minutes in the sun each day can give us an ample dose, but sometimes, we don’t have time. According to an article by Health Remedies Journal, here are some of the top health benefits of […]

Natural ways to get rid of insects in your home

When insects have invaded your home, there are lots of nontoxic ways to get them to leave.  There are a lot of reasons you would want to consider these better natural remedies. There have been several studies which have linked certain types of cancers to pesticides.  Avoid risking your loved ones health and consider some […]

Best Plants to Detox Indoor Spaces

In the late ’80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Read below to see the best plants for your home. Aloe (Aloe vera) The easy-to-grow, helps clear formaldehyde and […]

Therapy Dogs

Therapy dogs can improve the quality of life for those who live alone

Having just adopted a cute little puppy (and possible therapy dog), I was inspired to share what I know about pets, especially dogs, assisting those who are mostly immobile or homebound. Not everyone of course enjoys animals, but for those that do… Therapy Dogs’ owners are dedicated to providing services to individuals living at home […]

Alternatives to Nursing Homes

Before you make any decisions about long term care, get as much information as you can about where you might live and what help you may need. A nursing home may not be your only choice. Discharge planners and social workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies can explain your options and help […]

Signs your Parent Needs Help

Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one might need support with completing daily living tasks. How do you know if it is time for in-home care? Here are many of […]