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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 [...]

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes in Elderly Adults

By |2021-09-14T12:09:12-04:00July 20th, 2020|Senior Issues|

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly six million Americans aged 65-and-older have diabetes, with another 23 million seniors classified as being prediabetic. Unfortunately, many seniors with diabetes don’t even realize they have it. But left untreated, diabetes can cause serious health problems affecting the kidneys, heart, brain, eyes and feet.

Tips for Assisting a Senior with Incontinence

By |2020-07-13T09:01:00-04:00July 13th, 2020|Senior Issues|

Millions of Americans live with urinary incontinence, an oftentimes embarrassing condition that causes their bodies to accidentally leak urine. Sometimes aging in place seniors with poor bladder control become less active and even socially isolated, which can place their health and well-being at risk. If you’re currently looking after a senior with incontinence, helping them enjoy a higher quality of life is possible when using these tips.

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