Senior Living Articles

Below is a list of articles that you may find helpful.

Caring for a loved one is not an easy job!

Are you aware that there is technology available to help ease the day-to-day issues that arise when caring for a family member or loved one?

Safety is a primary concern for caregivers. Today's technology offers a variety of Personal... Continue Reading >

According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 26 million children and adults are living with diabetes. Of these, an estimated 19 million have been diagnosed, whereas seven million are unaware that they have the disease. About 79 million people have “pre-diabetes,” a condition in which... Continue Reading >

The following was written by Hilary Mincenberg, activities coordinator at RoseCrest Assisted Living at St. John Community, based on personal experiences.

 

A vivid memory I have from my mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease is this – I walked into the facility in which... Continue Reading >

There are several eye conditions that can make it difficult to complete daily tasks. These include macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Occupational therapists have special training to help people with low vision function better. They can help prevent accidents and injury by... Continue Reading >

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart becomes too weak to pump enough blood through your arteries. This affects the amount of oxygen-rich blood in your body. Symptoms include fatigue, diminished exercise capacity, shortness of breath, and swelling. CHF can be caused by... Continue Reading >

Why is drinking water so important in the winter?

Low humidity levels outside and heating systems in our homes and cars create a dry atmosphere. Your body and immune system work better when properly hydrated. Remember to drink water instead of sports drinks or sugary beverages. When... Continue Reading >

Skin is the outermost part of our body. It protects us from harmful external stimuli and bacterial invasion. Proper skin care is important for our physical and mental health. Skin infection in a diabetic patient can lead to the serious complication of gangrene. Itchiness, a very common problem... Continue Reading >

Stroke, also called cerebral vascular accident (CVA), is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, sex or even age. More women than men have strokes each year.... Continue Reading >

By: Hilary Mincenberg, Activities Coordinator, RoseCrest Assisted Living

In Hollywood Christmases, we see family crises resolved and longstanding wounds healed through the power of the season. In real life, however, it is rarely that simple. The truth is that, for many of us the holidays... Continue Reading >

In 2012, the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity reported that people spend 64 hours per week, or about nine hours per day sitting. Many office workers sit for more than 15 hours per day by working, driving, watching TV, or working on a computer. More and more... Continue Reading >

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is commonly known as emphysema or chronic bronchitis. According to the National Institute on Health (NIH), COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a major contributor to long term disability. People with COPD suffer with... Continue Reading >

There are many common causes of low vision in older adults including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Once your particular vision impairment has been diagnosed, an occupational therapist can recommend simple tips to be followed at home and make recommendations... Continue Reading >

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