Quality dental care is essential for those in senior living communities

By / November 25, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Health Care, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Senior Living, Wellness , , , , , ,

The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s a good time to discuss dental health. Vibrant cheer and merriment hangs high in the air in senior living, along with acts of giving, spending time with loved ones, and yes—the promise of lots of sweets and treats. According to the National Center of Health Statistics, … Continue reading Quality dental care is essential for those in senior living communities

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Recommended medical tests and exams for seniors at Brethren Village CCRC

By / November 8, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Health Care ,

While growing older often spells change for many people, it doesn’t mean your lifestyle has to transform completely. Seniors can remain healthy, happy, and independent by staying active and proactive in their everyday life, whether they live at home or in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) … Continue reading Recommended medical tests and exams for seniors at Brethren Village CCRC

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In glorious autumn, pursue active senior living safely when outdoors

By / September 30, 2019 Health Care, Lifestyle, Senior Living, Uncategorized ,

The beautiful season of fall has arrived, and it’s a great time to savor cooler outside temperatures before winter’s cold chases us indoors. So, enjoy this season of splendor with active senior living while being mindful of your health and safety. Although the striking colors of autumn leaves may awe and inspire, raking them can … Continue reading In glorious autumn, pursue active senior living safely when outdoors

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Active senior living communities offer help for those with arthritis

By / September 20, 2019 Health Care, Senior Living ,

Though people of any age can be afflicted with joint pain, it is far more common in seniors than in any other age group. Chronic joint pain in older adults is often related to arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of people age 65 and older say they have … Continue reading Active senior living communities offer help for those with arthritis

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Sleeping better means feeling better: Follow these 7 tips for better rest

By / August 7, 2019 Health Care, Senior Living, Wellness , ,

Sleep issues might increase with age, but that doesn’t mean you must resign yourself to restless nights and tired days. In fact, sleep problems can seriously affect your health and disrupt active senior living, so finding a solution is important to your well-being. The National Sleep Foundation found that 44 percent of seniors deal with … Continue reading Sleeping better means feeling better: Follow these 7 tips for better rest

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Hot weather tips for preventing dehydration to enjoy active senior living

By / July 12, 2019 Lifestyle, Residential Living, Wellness , , ,

Senior adults have a higher risk of dehydration, particularly during hot, humid weather. That’s why they need to increase their intake of water during active senior living in the summertime. Water, which makes up about 60 percent of the human body, is vital to health. It carries nutrients, protects tissues and organs, flushes toxins, maintains … Continue reading Hot weather tips for preventing dehydration to enjoy active senior living

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Short-term rehabilitation for seniors: physical, speech, occupational, and respiratory therapy

By / June 28, 2019 Health Care, Senior Living, Uncategorized , , ,

When Rose, at age 78, suffered a debilitating stroke, she found her path back to near-normalcy through therapy—but not physical therapy alone. Her condition required a combination of physical, speech, and occupational therapy, each restoring her in different ways. Today, while subtle signs of the stroke remain, she is fairly independent, requiring just mild assistance … Continue reading Short-term rehabilitation for seniors: physical, speech, occupational, and respiratory therapy

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Protect your skin in cold months to enjoy wintertime senior living

By / February 21, 2019 Health Care, Residential Living, Wellness , ,

The coldest season often conjures images of hot cocoa, snowball fights, and book reading marathons under comfy duvets, but it also can spell poor driving conditions; bouts with the flu; painfully chapped lips; and dry, cracked skin. For some people in their senior living years, winter is the paramount season for enjoyable recreation; for others, … Continue reading Protect your skin in cold months to enjoy wintertime senior living

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Six tips to help seniors communicate more when seeing their doctors

By / August 31, 2018 Health Care, Wellness ,

Most seniors today are members of what sociologists call the Silent Generation, born between the years 1925 and 1945. They are called the “Silents” because they were raised to quietly conform to societal expectations and, in their youth, children were to be “seen and not heard.” As adults, their focus was on work and the … Continue reading Six tips to help seniors communicate more when seeing their doctors

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Finding a long-term care facility: you have a choice, so ask questions

By / July 19, 2018 Health Care, Skilled Care , ,

If you have a loved one in need of long-term care services, how do you select the skilled care facility that is right for him or her? What features and qualities do you consider, and what questions do you ask to make your selection?  Lancaster County has many long-term care facilities, and deciding on the … Continue reading Finding a long-term care facility: you have a choice, so ask questions

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