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Grandparents play a pivotal role in many families. As life expectancy has increased, more children are fortunate to have a grandparent actively involved in their lives. Grandparents often help with transportation to school events, babysit during summers, and take vacations with younger generations. The bonds that are built during these activities can last a lifetime.
In a year when health has become a leading topic of daily conversation, it only seems fitting to help shine the spotlight on National Wellness Month. During the 31 days of August, people are encouraged to focus on developing healthy self-care habits. Eating well, exercise, managing stress, and staying hydrated are just a few.
For most people, home is a haven. It’s a place to relax and restore the spirit. For those of us who are quarantining because of coronavirus concerns, this is especially true. But home can also be a place that presents many hazards. From falls to fires, it’s important to conduct a safety assessment of your home or a senior loved one’s home.
Most people are probably in agreement that advance care planning is important. The COVID-19 crisis has shined a spotlight on just how quickly health status can change at any age, but especially for older adults. Sharing your preferences for care or knowing what a loved one’s preferences are, especially in the event of a sudden accident or illness, can make a tough situation a little less stressful.
While the global COVID-19 pandemic has changed all our lives significantly, it has created a particularly challenging environment for our residents and the team members who care for them.
Everyone ages differently. While some age-related changes are inevitable, such as slower reflexes and vision challenges, other issues can vary greatly from person to person. Lifestyle and to a lessor degree, genetics, are key determinants in how healthy you are at every age.
If you are one of the 20.4 percent of adults in this country living with chronic pain, you know how exhausting it can be. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that almost 20 million people have pain so severe it interferes with daily life. Because of the opioid epidemic, physicians are increasingly reluctant to utilize pharmacological solutions. For those left suffering, it’s a frustrating situation.
At age 6, Anna Del Priore recovered from the Spanish Flu. At 107, she’s now recovered from COVID-19.
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