At our elderly care center, we know it’s important for individuals at any age to eat healthy and get plenty of exercise, but it’s especially important for those who are elderly. As we get older, our bodies begin to wear down and lose their resilience, which means we need to take extra care of them. Encourage your elderly loved one to eat right and exercise regularly to help them maintain their health.
The thought of your loved one having a heart attack or a stroke is scary, and both issues have their own dangers. While heart attacks are more common than strokes (they’re the leading cause of death in the U.S. while strokes are the fifth leading cause), either one can occur in both men and women. There are several differences between the two issues and here, our adult day care company shares the things you should know about both.
Did you know that 80% of seniors take a least one medication per day, and many take three or more? While it may not be hard to remember to take them, having several prescriptions could potentially cause drug interactions, mix-ups, or side effects. That’s why it’s important to have a strict schedule and know exactly what you’re taking.
As we age, blood flow to our brain slows down and the brain itself naturally shrinks. As this happens, we can lose nerve cells or nerve connections that were once responsible for helping us stay “sharp.” This occurs in both males and females and can cause us to become a little forgetful, however, there are a few ways to keep your memory sharp as you get older.
At New Generations, our Home Care and Adult Day Care programs are created to help those in need continue fulfilling their life. Our Home Care program gives elderly and disabled individuals the option to be assisted in the comfort of their own home, while our Adult Day Care program allows them to interact and socialize with others at our facility.