Exploring end-of-life care options: hospice and palliative care

End-of-life care focuses on maintaining quality of life and comfort for individuals. Hospice care and palliative care are two of the most common types of end-of-life care. In this blog, we’ll explore the differences between them. Hospice care aims to treat the symptoms of the disease rather than the disease itself. It is family-centered, meaning […]

Managing common sleep problems for seniors

Sleep is essential for maintaining physical and mental health. Seniors need approximately 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Good sleep can improve memory and concentration, reduce the risk of depression, and support the immune system. Below is a list of 5 common sleep problems that seniors face and ways to manage them. 1. […]

The importance of iron for seniors

Iron is a mineral that is required by the body for growth and repair. It is the second most abundant metal on Earth and makes up about 80% of the Earth’s inner and outer cores. It is used to make hemoglobin, which is a protein found in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the […]

Common chronic diseases for seniors

Chronic diseases are conditions that last for at least 1 year and either require continuous evaluation or limit the person’s ability to perform daily activities. Approximately 60% of adults in the US have a chronic disease and over 40% have two or more. Below is a list of 5 of the most common chronic diseases […]

An overview of arthritis

September is Arthritis Awareness Month. With that in mind, this blog is going to focus on arthritis, which is inflammation or swelling of the joints. Although there are over 100 different types, the most common symptoms include stiffness and joint pain. Arthritis is most common in people with other chronic conditions such as heart disease, […]

Benefits of personal care services for seniors

Personal care services provide seniors who may need assistance with maintaining their quality of life and daily activities with many benefits. They often allow seniors to live at home instead of staying at a nursing or senior home. The list below provides 5 ways personal care services can help seniors. 1. Improve well-being. This can […]

Retirement planning for seniors

Retirement can be an exciting time for you to relax and enjoy the benefits of all your hard work in previous years. However, it can also be a time of uncertainty, especially when it comes to finances. This is why it’s critical to plan for retirement ahead of time. Below is a list of 5 […]

How hormone production changes with age

Hormones are chemical products that are transported by the blood or body fluids. They have a specific regulatory effect on cells remote from their origin. Peptide (protein) hormones require intracellular secondary messengers to evoke a physiological response. On the other hand, steroid hormones bind to receptors in the nucleus, affecting gene transcription. With age, there […]

An overview of stress

Stress is the psychological and physiological response to an event that one perceives as a threat or challenge. It can affect sensory perception, metabolism, mobility, emotional regulation, cognition, immunity, oxygenation, and perfusion. The perception or anticipation of a threat activates 3 major physiological systems: the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, the sympathetic nervous system, and the immune […]

The importance of phosphorus for seniors

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the body behind calcium. It is found naturally in many foods and is available as a supplement. Since it is highly reactive, it is not found as a free element on Earth. The main function of phosphorus is bone and teeth formation. Approximately 85% of the body’s […]