Signs Your Loved One Needs Help with Activities of Daily Living As seniors age, many discover that simple activities and tasks, such as driving to the grocery store, have become more difficult. While these new struggles cause frustration and shame, some lost skills can be dangerous to senior health and safety. A term [...]
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Recognizing & Preventing Elder Abuse If you care for a senior, you know that speaking up for their safety is so important! Unfortunately, many seniors suffer abuse from people who are supposed to care about them. Because many seniors face physical and mental health problems as they age, it becomes more difficult for them [...]
Seniors: Why Blood Donations Matter When you think about survival, what comes to mind? Do you think of oxygen? Food? Shelter? Love? Did you consider your healthy blood supply? Most people take for granted their ability to create blood as a healthy individual. For several people, however, especially seniors, certain diseases and injuries [...]
Dental Health for Seniors Many seniors begin to neglect tooth and gum health as they age, especially those who wear dentures! However, especially for seniors who suffer from other health problems, proper dental hygiene remains key to total health. What can you do to maintain dental health for seniors? Check out some of [...]
Women's Health For Seniors When it comes to chronic health conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, or osteoporosis, senior women face a higher likelihood of problems than senior men. In fact, a recent study found that senior women are also more likely to develop multiple health problems, including both cognitive and physical [...]
Showing Love to Seniors In his bestselling book The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman explains that every person experiences love differently. Because of the variety of ways that we can show and feel love, not everyone appreciates the same loving gestures. For the senior in your life who may spend more time alone [...]
Heart Health For Seniors With heart disease as the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, it’s important to discuss the best ways to combat heart disease. Heart health problems can affect anyone at any age, but seniors are especially vulnerable as they age. As a caregiver or [...]
Senior Safety on the Road For many teenagers, driving a car represents one of their first steps into adult freedom. They can go where they want to go, they have some freedoms and responsibilities with their friends, and they get to practice good decision making skills at a whole new level. Driving is such [...]
Becoming a Professional Caregiver Choosing a career path can be tough, and unless you actively pursue something you love, your career might choose you! At Senior Solutions, we love what we do because we care for people who struggle to care for themselves. We honestly can’t think of a better purpose to fulfill [...]
Helping Seniors Through Sundowners Syndrome Seniors go through many transitions as they age, especially if they struggle with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. One of those transitions is called Sundowners Syndrome, a common pattern of mood swings that occurs in the evening for some memory care patients. The effects of Sundowners [...]