Home safety is a priority for all, but for a senior it may be the deciding factor when considering a move to a higher level of care. Safety in the home can include the addition of grab bars, removal of clutter, improved lighting, or security systems. The focus here will be on a few tech devices... Continue Reading >
Many seniors struggle to read due to age-related eye disorders such as macular degeneration, cataracts or glaucoma. Options available for those with difficulty reading usually include large... Continue Reading >
Love is in the air! What a great time to call your loved ones and let them know how much you care. Often times the simple pleasure of catching up with family and friends is a lost opportunity for seniors living with hearing or vision loss.
By: Wendy Olean, social services manager, LIFE Butler County
The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the... Continue Reading >
It’s not unusual for seniors to feel like they are falling apart. The aging process brings with it changes that can make everyday activities, hobbies and favorite pastimes feel like a burden. There is some good news…assistive technology can help and November is National Assistive Technology... Continue Reading >
Aquatic physical therapy is the use of water in physical therapy for treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health, wellness and fitness. There are many benefits of aquatic therapy including improved pain, joint motion, strength, circulation swelling, muscle relaxation, balance and functional... Continue Reading >
By: M. Lee Johnston, RN Educator, LIFE Lawrence County
As the weather gets colder and wetter, we start to hear a lot about flu season, but it is also important to stay informed about another infection that is potentially dangerous for older loved ones – pneumonia.
Recent studies have assessed walking speed and determined that an individual’s walking speed can be used to determine life expectancy. Walking speed has been associated with survival among older adults and is shown to reflect health and functional status. It is also an indicator that your doctor... Continue Reading >