Senior’s Age-Related Changes Increase the Risk of Falling

Senior’s Age-Related Changes Increase the Risk of Falling

As we age, our bodies change. These gradual changes add up to increased fall risk for older adults.
After tripping or stumbling, a younger adult can rely on strong muscles and sharp reflexes to quickly regain balance or heal quickly from injury. But an older adult has a weaker body response and is far more likely to fall and have lasting damage – even if they’re already using a walker or cane.

The Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

The Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

Every brain changes with age and many seniors fear the unknown that can come from cognitive decline over time. We begin to experience lapses in memory, or “senior moments” as they are commonly referred. Not remembering why you entered a room, misplacing your keys, or forgetting a plan you made with a friend are examples of the normal memory loss many older adults may encounter in their later years.

I’m Retiring – Do I Need a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan?

Are you retired, or thinking about retirement, and wondering if you need a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? The answer involves a look at your personal circumstances and a little educated guesswork into the future. It might seem scary, trying to figure out what kind of Medicare and related insurance you need when you retire – but you can generally make …

Habits to Help You Live Longer

There are a number of things you can resolve to do in order to “slow down” your biological clock and live longer, whether you’re in your 20s or 30s, all the way to your 60s, 70s, and beyond. In fact, research has shown it’s never too late to start healthy habits. But what about the things you might stop doing …

Wellness Check-up Schedule for Seniors

When our children are young, we can find dozens of resources suggesting the best vaccination schedule. Those early years seem to be filled with countless trips to the pediatrician. But as we age—or if you’re caring for an aging loved one—it may be more difficult to know exactly when to have certain check-ups, tests, or vaccines. Senior Healthcare Team put …