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How Setting a Daily Routine Can Help Seniors

By |2021-08-23T14:38:44-04:00August 26th, 2021|Dementia Care, Quality of Life, Senior Health, Senior Issues, Senior Mental Health|

Charter Home Health suggests helping seniors by setting a daily routine. Life, especially although not just during the pandemic, can be filled with uncertainness. For seniors who are feeling less in command of particular aspects of life, such as losing cognitive or physical functioning, concentrating on exactly what can be controlled is empowering.  An excellent place to begin is by setting a daily routine, customized to an older adult's particular interests and needs. Keep in mind the senior’s routine is not intended to be a strict schedule to be adhered to, but merely the foundation for predictability and structure. [...]

Avoiding Elderspeak When Talking To Older Adults

By |2021-08-23T14:38:07-04:00August 18th, 2021|Caregiver Wellness, Family Caregivers, Quality of Life, Senior Issues|

Charter Home Health provides tips for talking to older adults. high-pitched voice, exaggerated facial expressions, and overly-simplified speech. Of course, this is perfectly normal and actually beneficial to an infant’s growing brain. Hopefully, when that infant's great-grandfather enters the room, loved ones refrain from reacting similarly. However it happens so often, and can be so detrimental to the elderly, that there is a word to describe this way of talking to older adults: elderspeak.  A recent research study by Susan Kemper, a professor specializing in gerontology at the University of Kansas, matched elderly listeners with younger speakers. Even with [...]

Nutritious Meal Tips for Seniors with a Loss of Appetite

By |2021-08-10T16:58:43-04:00August 17th, 2020|Quality of Life|

As a person ages, it’s not uncommon for them to start losing their appetite for one reason or another. But when that senior lives alone, a loss of appetite can cause rapid weight loss that quickly places their freedom and independence at risk. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one who’s not interested in eating due to a loss of appetite, try these taste bud-tantalizing meal ideas.

Why Is a Good Exercise Routine So Important for Seniors?

By |2019-11-14T17:48:05-05:00November 18th, 2019|Quality of Life|

Numerous studies have shown that regular exercise benefits people of all ages, including those 65-and-over. Sadly, millions of aging in place elderly Americans don’t exercise like they should, which eventually has a negative effect on their health and wellbeing. On the other hand, seniors who follow a good exercise routine typically enjoy longer, healthier and happier lives.

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