The realities of having a chronic illness or disability and the limitations they place on life can be hard to face. Making the decision to place yourself or a loved one into long-term care due to those limitations can be doubly difficult. Many different emotions and practical factors can play a part in choosing whether
Loneliness and isolation can be serious problems for people living in a nursing home, especially if they are new to the environment or do not engage in social activities. Visits from loved ones are one of the most special aspects of living in a long-term care facility and they help combat feelings of loneliness. Friends
During the month of June, we have the opportunity to show our appreciation for some of the most valuable parts of our facility’s team. June 14-21 is the 41st year of Annual National Nursing Assistants Week. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are vital to the group of professionals who care for our residents. CNAs have a
During the month of June, healthcare advocates across the nation will unite to raise awareness of preventable health problems among men. Men’s Health Month is an opportunity to encourage men of all ages to seek regular medical advice and take steps for early treatment of disease and injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Did you know that by 2060, the projected population of people age 65 older will be 98.2 million? That means nearly one in four Americans will be a senior citizen. Across the nation, this rapidly growing population is taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. No matter whether they live independently or
Some changes to our vision are normal as we get older; however, vision loss and blindness are not part of aging. According to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP), the most common natural aging eye problems include difficulty seeing objects clearly, trouble distinguishing colors or shapes, and the need for more light to see.
Did you know that colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, if detected early enough? This makes a focus on prevention doubly important, especially for seniors. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 20 Americans will develop colon cancer at some point during their lifetime. Of that number, most of the
Did you know that of the 30 million American adults estimated to have kidney disease, most don’t know they have it? In fact, many people could lose up to 90 percent of their kidney function before they ever report symptoms. Our kidneys play a critical role in keeping our bodies functioning properly and loss of