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Fall prevention exercises that seniors can do at home

Seniors lose muscle strength as they age, which can make them more susceptible to falling. Additionally, their reflexes slow down, so it makes it harder to regain their balance if they do fall. About 36 million seniors fall each year, resulting in over 32,000 deaths. One in 5 falls causes an injury, such as a […]

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Superfoods that you should know about

You may have heard the term “superfoods,” but what exactly are they? Superfoods are foods that contain a very high nutrient density. They contain high volumes of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can reduce the risk of many diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers. Below, we will describe some of the most popular […]

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The importance of Vitamin D for seniors

Vitamin D is pivotal to healthy aging. It is produced in the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is involved in bone, muscle, and heart protection, immune function, and calcium absorption. Vitamin D deficiency occurs in many seniors, and this can lead to nausea, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and confusion. To […]

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Aging Home Care

Does my loved one need help at home?

As people age, many seniors will require some level of care and assistance. Admitting the need for assistance is difficult for people as they age. Many seniors like to remain independent for as long as possible, but when is it the time to get them care? If you have observed any, some, or all of […]

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Tips to help seniors fall asleep

As we age, it is normal to experience changes in sleep patterns, such as not sleeping as long as before, waking up earlier, or feeling tired earlier in the day. Sleep is essential for health and well-being. Seniors need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep each night in order to feel rested and alert […]

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How to download apps on an iPhone or Android phone

Technology is enabling so many more conveniences and efficiency to our lives, including tools to help us manage our care at home such as seniors who wish to stay at home. The Boom Health app was developed to make this easier for seniors and their families. Since the majority of seniors prefer to age at […]

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Health benefits of swimming for seniors

As we age, physical activity becomes increasingly important for our health. It helps maintain flexibility and mobility while improving muscle strength and building endurance. Physical activity can be difficult for seniors with pain, weakness, or arthritis. Swimming is a low-impact sport that can help seniors get in better shape or stay in shape. Benefits Swimming […]

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Driving tips for seniors

Driving can be more of a challenge for seniors due to numerous factors such as slow motor functions, vision or hearing impairments, and decreased reaction times. However, over the last 2 decades, the number of senior drivers with licenses has increased by 60%. Driving allows seniors to remain mobile and independent. Seniors recover less quickly […]

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Aging

The benefits of pets for seniors

Research has shown that people with pets tend to have lower stress and increased levels of fitness. Along with providing companionship and unconditional love to their owner, some benefits of having a pet include decreased feelings of loneliness and isolation, more opportunities to engage in social activities, and lower blood pressure. An estimated 35% of […]

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How to improve the brain health of seniors

Many seniors have probably heard of the adage “use it or lose it.” This is referring to the need to continually engage in and practice a certain ability or you will risk losing it. As we age, both our mental and physical abilities can decrease. The brain is one of, if not the most important […]