The Importance of Flu Shots for Seniors For seniors aged 65 years and older, there’s never a good time to get the flu. And this year, that’s especially true. With coronavirus cases still on the rise, it’s more important than ever for seniors to take steps to protect their health. One way to do this is to plan on getting the seasonal flu vaccine. According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 50-70% of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations can be attributed to people who are 65 years of age or older. With many hospitals still struggling to meet the demands of COVID-19 [...]
Engaging Indoor Activities for Seniors at Home With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Florida and throughout the country, it’s clear that the safest place for older adults right now is at home. And while home does provide a necessary level of safety and security during the pandemic, it does put older adults at a heightened risk for feeling lonely and isolated. These indoor activities for seniors help them remain engaged and active – in both mind and body. Games and Puzzles- One of the many benefits of games and puzzles is that they often require critical and creative thinking skills, [...]
Three Simple Steps Toward Securing Your Retirement Finances Most retirees save tirelessly for their entire careers to set up a nest egg large enough to enjoy their golden years. They plan out their retirement finances, make conservative projections, and plan for both expected and emergency expenses. But what happens if they begin to lose the presence of mind to handle their finances and their well laid out retirement plan? Securing your retirement finances early on is extremely important, because if you are not prepared when you are older, it could possibly be too late - leading to elder financial abuse, not [...]
Although it’s not uncommon for the grieving process to take a while, if these signs haven’t gone away after several months, your loved one’s health and wellbeing can be placed at risk. Helping an aging parent cope with the loss of a spouse should go better when using this approach.
Many patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s are elderly, which is certainly concerning if you have aging in place relatives or friends. April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time for you to learn more about the disease. Here are 5 Parkinson’s facts that you may not be aware of.