The Best Ways for Older Adults to Stay Active

Exercising is a key part of living a healthy lifestyle. There are so many benefits associated with exercise, and taking advantage of those benefits becomes even more essential as we get older. No matter your age, the best exercise for you is the one that you enjoy. There will always be reasons that make you hesitate to stay active, whether

The Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

It can be difficult to choose between nursing homes or assisted living facilities for a loved one, especially if they require residential care. All senior living homes are different; there is no universal approach for aging loved ones. Many people think of “nursing homes” and “assisted living” as synonyms. However, these two terms aren’t as similar as they used to

The Benefits of Gardening and Houseplants for Seniors

Senior woman breeds cacti and transplants them into new pots
Growing gardens and tending to plants can provide many benefits. The primary benefits of gardening for seniors are the feelings of accomplishment and independence. Gardening can even improve mental health. Sometimes, however, whole gardens are not always the best idea for seniors due to space or abilities. In these situations, a smaller solution is required.   Improve the Air Quality

The Importance of Memory Gardens

Older person sitting on the porch reading, surrounded by garden with pink and purple flowers

Caring for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia requires long-term commitment and compassion, but fortunately, there has been quite a bit of progress in treating and caring for patients. For those suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or memory loss, memory gardens offer a wide variety of benefits.   The Benefits of Memory Gardens   Carefully designed to stimulate the brain and senses

Top Low-Maintenance Pets for Seniors

Senior man staring out the window with a gray cat.

Pets can be a wonderful addition to your aging loved one’s home, helping to encourage exercise and social interaction, as well as reducing stress. However, choosing the right pet with your loved one’s needs and health conditions in mind is important, as the wrong pet could become a safety concern.   Dogs or Cats   Dogs and cats are the

The Benefits of Working in Senior Care

Senior walking on a walker with assistance from caretaker.

Careers in senior care are far more than just a job. Working in senior care provides many benefits, both financial and emotional. With ten thousand baby boomers retiring per day, the number of careers in senior care are expanding, as well. The support occupations and personal care service fields are expected to grow over eighteen percent by 2028. Job Security

The Benefits of Utilizing Respite Caregivers

Senior man staring out the window.

As they age, many people choose to return the care they received in their infancy to their aging parental figures. While having a familiar figure provide care is a great comfort for many seniors, providing senior living care can also be an extensive and emotionally taxing undertaking, especially without proper training. Luckily, respite care services are available to provide care

The Different Types of Home Health Aides

Home health aide listening through stethoscope to senior man’s heart.

Depending on the extent of the care you or your loved one require, your home health care aide will have different qualifications and skills. People tend to use the names of different types of home health aides interchangeably, which can make it difficult to differentiate between the care they provide. In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the most

Skilled Care vs. Long-Term Care

Young home nurse laughing, holding hand of older woman.

It can be challenging to determine which type of care is right for you or your loved one. The decision primarily depends on the reason care is needed. Is the senior transitioning back to their home or assisted living facility after an accident or illness, or do they require constant care due to a chronic condition or progressive ailment? Skilled

The Three Types of Home Health Care

Health visitor and a senior man during home visit.

What Are the Types of Home Health Care? It can be challenging to know what home health services entail. This difficulty stems from the fact that home health care professionals can be responsible for a wide array of services. Having a guide to the types of home health care might be helpful, so we thought we’d make one. And if