Share

How To Encourage Patients To Get Involved With Their Health

Patients are slowly becoming more involved in their own well-being as technology becomes more advanced and relevant health information is readily available online. Tools like mobile applications and patient portals - which give patients access to their medical records online - have made it possible for patients to monitor their health conditions and stay up to date with their bodies' physical state. As this leads to a healthier population, medical providers should encourage this proactive behavior.

Read More
Share

Art and Music Can Help Alzheimer's Patients

Several studies have proven that both art and music can help people dealing with Alzheimer's disease and various forms of dementia. Both of these things help people express themselves while feeling focused on what they're doing. Some research has even suggested it slows the development of Alzheimer's and helps patients remember and recall information easier. As a result, several senior care facilities use music or art therapy to help people deal with their condition. Yet how does it all work?

Read More
Share

How To Make Thickened Beverages More Enjoyable

Many seniors experience dysphasia, or difficulty swallowing, as they get older. One of the treatments for this condition is drinking thickened liquids to prevent foods from slipping into the airway. While this treatment is effective, some seniors dislike the texture of thickened beverages.

Read More
Share

How To Make Your Heart Healthy Again

As people age, keeping heart health in check is essential. Seniors have a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and incidents like stroke compared to younger age groups. Everything from regular exercise to maintaining a nutritious diet is important to preventing these illnesses. If older adults have experienced a heart condition or have noticed that they have started to engage in poor habits like an inactive lifestyle or a high-fat diet, it's not too late to regain their heart health. 

Read More
Share

National Immunization Awareness Month: Educating Seniors On Important Vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which means that health care professionals should make a special effort to ensure their older patients are getting vaccinated for the diseases that seniors are particularly prone to. This is essential because as older adults age, their immune systems weaken and they become more vulnerable to sickness. 

Read More
Share

Spouses Find The Comfort Of Home At Sunrise

We know how daunting it is when a spouse or partner has moved to an assisted living community.    Many feel a great loss when separating from your traditional shared activities such as meals, walks, festive family gatherings, early evening snuggles and kisses goodnight.

Read More
Share

Joy in Service Award Winner Spotlight: Lynn Ciezki

It may come as a surprise that Lynn Ciezki has only been in her role at Sunrise of Schaumburg, IL, for about a year. Her professionalism and dedication to quality care speak otherwise. She dove right in to her responsibilities once she became a part of the Sunrise team and since then has contributed greatly! Lynn has consistently worked to improve care, review medication management levels, update individualized service plans for each of our residents, meet with physicians and share her nursing experience and knowledge amongst the Care team.

Read More
Share

How To Stay Safe During Heat Waves

The heat can be dangerous for people of all ages if they fail to take the necessary steps to stay hydrated and cool. However, CBC News explained that for seniors, high temperatures can have particularly bad effects on health. With a few weeks left in the summer season, it's important that older adults are staying safe in hot weather. This is especially true as heat waves have hit British Columbia this season and there's a chance of more on the way.

Read More
1 2 3 ... 327

Join Our Newsletter

Senior Eats Read our Food Blog