Archives for Summer Senior Tips

Healthy Snacks for the Summer

  As we get older, we tend to either experience changes in appetite or lose our appetite altogether. This is usually due to a number of different things like thyroid disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, mouth and throat infections, gum disease, salivary gland problems or cancer. A loss or change in appetite could also be the result of non-medical conditions such as dehydration, difficulty chewing or swallowing, loss of taste, lack of exercise or problems with meal preparation. In addition to changes in appetite, seniors’ nutritional needs can alter their diets and the way they eat, as well. That’s why it’s important
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Stay Safe and Beat The Heat This Summer

According to agingcare.com almost 400 people die each year from overexposure to heat – most of which are seniors. That’s why it’s important that your loved one takes extra precautions to avoid the risk of developing heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Here are a few tips Freedom Home Care found that could be helpful. Know Your Body Knowing the different changes that occur in the body as we age is the first step to preventing heat-related illness or death. When the temperature in the body changes, many times its hard for some older loved ones to tell whether they’re too
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Swimming Tips to Stay Safe for Seniors

  As a low-impact exercise, swimming is a great way to help increase strength, flexibility and endurance while eliminating some of the joint soreness that tends to happen as we age. It also helps release endorphins which aid in pain natural pain relief. Even with all of the advantages of adding swimming to your regular fitness routine, following pool safety is important for anyone at any age. It’s especially important for older loved ones. Freedom Home Care offers some tips below to not only help your senior practice safe swimming habits but stay fit and healthy in the process. Be
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Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly

Many parts of the country are experiencing bouts of record heat this summer – and some of the drier, more arid regions can be dangerous for anyone, especially older adults. When exposed to conditions of intense heat, older loved ones are more susceptible to things like heat-exhaustion, cardiovascular disease and stroke. And statistics show that almost 200 Americans die each year because of health problems resulting from heat and humidity – many of which are 50 years or older. But seniors are not completely defenseless against the sun’s sweltering heat rays.  It just takes a little bit of thought and a good
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The Best Summer Travel Destinations for Seniors

It’s always good to take time out wherever you are in life and engage in some R & R. While many seniors may already be in retirement, there’s a good chance that they may still feel bogged down by the monotony of everyday life.
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