Holistic Remedies for Winter Arthritis Pain
Winter can be a painful time of year for seniors who live in northern climates and have arthritis pain. Colder temperatures and changes in the barometric pressure have been proven to have an impact on joints. In research conducted at Tufts University, scientists were able to show that for every ten degrees the temperature fell, arthritis pain increased significantly.
A Guide to the Hospice Levels of Care
Understanding the different types of care offered by hospice can be a bit confusing for patients and their families. To help patients receive the right type of care for whatever need arises, the Medicare Hospice benefit has four different levels of care. They include: routine hospice care at home, continuous care at home, general inpatient care (GIP), and respite care.
Finding Online Support for the Caregiver
We are heading into the time of year when caregivers often feel most isolated and alone. The winter doldrums can be tough for family members who care for a senior. Cold and snowy winter days make many caregivers hesitant to venture out and risk their aging loved one experiencing a fall or complications from a chronic health condition.
Healthy Holiday Food Choices
The holidays can be a tough time of year to eat healthy. For older adults who live with chronic health conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, or diabetes, making healthy food choices at holiday gatherings and events is important, as is avoiding the extra few pounds many people pack on during the season.
Respite Care to Support the Weary Caregiver
As we head into the busy holiday season, family caregivers may be feeling overwhelmed. The difficult job of caregiving becomes even more so during this most hectic time of year. One option for help is called respite care. It is a service designed to give caregivers a break.
The Benefits of Chair Yoga for Seniors
Most of us are aware of how important it is to continue to exercise as we age. Having a regular exercise routine can help seniors in a variety of ways, ranging from fall prevention to avoiding depression and relieving arthritis.