When you have an arthritic flare up, or you’re feeling stiff and in pain, exercising may be the last thing on your mind. But keeping your joints moving and staying active is one of the best ways to help arthritis pain and stay healthy. Stick to low-impact exercises and low-intensity activities that are joint friendly to help stave off arthritis symptoms like joint pain and stiffness.
The nurses in senior living communities, from assisted living to memory care communities, Independent living or Skilled nursing facilities, play a key role in establishing the comfort, care, and support our residents need to thrive.
Assisted Living communities aim to offer a balance between independence and care, offering support to residents with the Activities of Daily Living, such as dressing, toileting, grooming, and getting around, as well as nursing support, to ensure the very best quality of life.
Reading is a wonderful pastime that can have a wide range of benefits for both intellectual and emotional health. Between learning about new information with nonfiction books or escaping to new worlds with adventurous fantasy novels, there are so many benefits to diving into a good book.
Why do we share jokes with each other? Play games, make silly faces, or play silly games? Because fun is good for the soul. And as it turns out, laughter can have other benefits too.
Laughing can help to boost moods, but is also known to help reduce stress and can have positive physical effects as well.
Animals play an amazing and important role in our lives, from working animals to household pets, therapy dogs, or farm animals, connecting with animals can have a profound impact on people. Pets, and animals in general, can bring out the best in us.
Pet and animal assisted therapy has many benefits, especially for older adults. Animal interactions provide a sense of unconditional love, tactile connections, and mental stimulation to seniors and residents of Senior Living communities.
With spring just around the corner, there is no better time to get outside. Being in nature and enjoying time outside has so many benefits for physical and mental health - especially for older adults and seniors.
Outdoor spaces have the power to help improve health and overall psychological wellbeing, can bring a sense of connectedness, and boost both mood and cognitive ability. Overall, spending time in nature can have a profound and positive effect on a number of aspects of our lives, so getting out in the natural world is an important part of our daily lives and routines.
Friday February 3rd is Wear Red Day. Celebrated on the first Friday of February, it is a day that marks the start of American Heart Month, which runs throughout the month of February, and promotes Heart and Vascular awareness. Unfortunately, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but the good news is that more often than not, it is preventable. By raising awareness, this day aims to educate others about cardiovascular disease risks, and help to stop any preventable complications.
Living a full life is all about experiencing a sense of purpose and engagement. For most of us, this sense of fulfillment comes from a variety of sources, and learning to properly balance each of them leads to a full, well-rounded life. Research supports the importance of having healthy connections within a variety of wellness areas in order to live a full and balanced lifestyle physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Staying fit, keeping moving and exercising are - as most people know - a major part of keeping healthy and boosting mood and mental health. Though it can be harder to stay active as you age, ensuring mobility as you get older becomes more and more important. Staying active can improve overall health, but also goes hand in hand with seniors’ independence.
Nutrition is always an important part of daily life, but it can be even more important for seniors. What you eat can have a big impact on your overall well-being, and your health. Healthy eating habits can help improve everything from your energy levels, to mood, impact your immune system as well, and affect both your brain health and heart health. Learning what foods are best for you as you age can help you maintain as much youthful vim and vigor as possible, so you can get the most out of your golden years.