As smartphones, smart speakers, smart refrigerators, and smart….everything(!) make their way into our homes, it’s important to consider that these devices don’t just make our lives easier or more fun. They can also be powerful safety devices.
For many of us, childhood memories are filled with recollections of Sundays with Grandma and Grandpa going out for ice cream, visiting a baseball game, or simply hearing stories and playing at home.
Do you ever catch yourself humming or singing along to a song when music isn’t even playing? The power of music is so extraordinary, it gets “stuck” in our heads and can even help us recall memories.
Our skin is the largest organ on our body. It protects us from a host of “invaders” and helps to regulate our body temperature. Wrinkles and age spots are some common skin changes we might notice as we get older. However, there are much more serious hazards for our skin that increase as we age.
Topics: Senior Safety
Providing the very best care for your senior loved ones is your highest priority. As such, you may have come across information about home care while researching care opportunities for Mom or Dad.
Information is critical when deciding on the best options for Mom or Dad. To help you make the best possible decision for your loved one, we will examine the differences between senior living (specifically at Magnolia Manor) and in-home care.
Retirement is an exciting time for seniors. You worked hard to build a life for you and your family, and you have earned the right to, well, relax a little!
But along with deciding when, there are some other considerations that are important to review before you retire. Taking the time to follow these three (3) steps, in particular, can help prevent any unforeseen stressors, and can alleviate any potential burdens during your retirement:
While many of us struggle to find some alone time in our busy lives, many seniors experience a significant amount of time on their own. Rather than providing time away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, significant time alone has a negative impact on seniors.
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and while many of us probably prefer not to think about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other afflictions of the brain, this is an important topic that affects millions of us each year. In fact, dementia affects 47 million people around the globe.
Seniors are often incredible listeners. They enjoy speaking to people and learning about their backgrounds. Unfortunately, the good nature and likability of seniors may also make them a target to scammers.
Topics: Senior Safety
As we age, health conditions or limitations can make it difficult to drive, visit family and friends, and participate in activities and social gatherings at the same levels as we did in the past.
For seniors, this restriction can have a detrimental effect on their health. However, being socially active has been shown repeatedly to have an often dramatic, positive impact on senior health. To start, studies indicate seniors who actively engage in creative activities are less likely to suffer from depression, make three fewer doctor visits per year, and take an average of two fewer medications than their less-active counterparts.
Let’s take a closer look at just a few benefits of being socially active for seniors: