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Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 2)

Posted February 27, 2020
Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 2)
I have a friend who’s a vegetarian, but I don’t think you’ve never met herbivore (haha!). Last week, we talked about 4 important nutrients: folate, potassium, magnesium, and B12. This week, we’re jumping into four more: calcium, vitamin d, Omega-3, and the last one is… water. That’s right.  Calcium plays many roles in the body. It Maintains strong bones Can be consumed in animal products such as dairy, plant- based foods such as kale and broccoli, and certain processed foods that are fortified with the mineral. Very often, sources of calcium also provide the body with protein, both of which ...
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Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 1)

Posted February 20, 2020
Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 1)
  Throughout your lifespan, your nutritional requirements change. The human body is dynamic as are its needs. But guess what?  The aging population actually requires the same nutrients as pregnant women. This is because pregnant women experience development and have increased requirements of certain vitamins and minerals. Pregnant women and the aging require similar and increased quantities of vitamins and minerals. Whether in a senior living facility, assisted living facility, or elsewhere, it is crucial to incorporate into your diet the proper foods to guarantee you have everything you need to be healthy. Here are the most important nutrients you ...
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6 Things Senior Living Communities Do to Prevent Falls

Posted February 12, 2020
6 Things Senior Living Communities Do to Prevent Falls
“Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” has practically become part of American culture at this point, but sometimes medical alert systems aren’t enough- that’s why you’ve moved your elderly parent to a senior living community. Part of the reason is the fear of falling, as falling for seniors can often be detrimental, leading to broken bones and long healing times, so avoidance is key.  Senior living communities here in Chicago, from Artis, to Brookdale, to Presbyterian Homes take steps by ensure the health and safety of their residents.   Knowing a Resident's History  When working with elderly in senior ...
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7 Chair Exercises for Seniors

Posted December 13, 2019
7 Chair Exercises for Seniors
7 Chair Exercises for Seniors As you settle in your new community, your old habits will change. You now have a new walking path and the excercize machine from back home won't be around. In order for an individual to remain active, they need to exercise. This is even more important as we age since the muscles and joints start to weaken. To help them stay in shape and remain active at the retirement community that your family placed you in with the help of Senior Living Experts, some form of exercise is required. Of course, as we age, we ...
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Long-term care insurance and why it should be seriously considered

Posted May 10, 2019
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Long-term care insurance and why it should be seriously considered
According to the New York Life insurance brochure, about 52% of Americans will develop some type of disability which will require long term care in their future. The estimated cost for just one person needing long term care is $172,000. As with everything, planning ahead is imperative, and long term care insurance is no different. By the time long term care is needed, it’s too late to get long term care insurance. A good time to start thinking of getting it is in your 50’s or early 60’s. In planning for this time in life, asking yourself these questions is ...
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Great Gift Options for Seniors

Posted March 20, 2019
Great Gift Options for Seniors
It’s important to remember our seniors who are often isolated and lonely in terms of making sure we visit them enough, and the occasional surprise gift that we all love to receive from time to time. Recently, there was a national news story about a young girl who discovered what it was that residents in skilled nursing facilities would like as a small gift. You would think would be more than things such as Kleenex, hand cream, candy bars, and other simple toiletries that we all take for granted. The girl was able to raise enough money to supply all ...
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The Best Activities for Seniors: A List of Fun Ideas for Elderly

Posted March 15, 2019
The Best Activities for Seniors: A List of Fun Ideas for Elderly
What are the Best Activities for Seniors? The “best” is in the eye of the beholder, but with a little help from dailycaring.com, here is a list of options for seniors to consider for fun activities to engage in on a daily basis: Activities for Elderly that Build the Body Regular Exercise In all senior living communities, we find full on fitness centers, or at the very least, the space available to hold a fitness class of some short. For seniors who are less mobile, communities offer chair exercise and chair yoga as alternatives. I have seen balance machines in ...
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Loss of appetite in elderly: tricks to stimulate it

Posted March 1, 2019
Loss of appetite in elderly: tricks to stimulate it
A lack of appetite in elderly is so very common. Often, we tell our clients to watch the inside of the refrigerator as you visit your senior loved one to be sure they are eating properly. Is the food still there from the previous days? Is there trash in the trash bin? These are signs to look for to be sure your senior is eating properly. Just as it’s normal to see a decreased appetite in seniors at this stage in their lives, it's also now that they need healthy nutrition the most. How to increase appetite in elderly Although ...
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Elder Orphans: How to Plan Aging Without a Family

Posted February 28, 2019
Elder Orphans: How to Plan Aging Without a Family
This week, for the first time, I heard the term, “Elder Orphan”. Of course, as a Senior Living Advisor with Senior Living Experts for twelve years, I have come across dozens of seniors who have no children, and no extended family members. Just the term, “Elder orphan” pulled at my heart strings. To navigate aging on your own, has got to be a lonely and frightening road to experience. According to CNN, about 22% of seniors over 65 years old are Elder Orphans, having no family in their lives. Some say being alone in life is not something to be ...
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How to choose a Pet for Seniors?

Posted February 28, 2019
How to choose a Pet for Seniors?
Most independent living communities and some assisted living communities allow senior residents to have pets in their homes. As a part of the activities programming in senior living communities, often pet therapy and pet visits are on the schedule regularly. In working in senior living communities for the first ten years of my career, I got to witness the delight on the seniors’ faces when pets, especially dogs, would trot in the front door. Pets show us unconditional love, and remind of the pets we had and loved in our lives. How to Choose a Pet for Elderly? There is ...
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