Reading Time: 2 minutes As we age, what our bodies require can shift. This includes the types of vitamins we consume, and how much we consume. Having a nutrient or vitamin deficiency as an older adult can cause significant effects on overall health and wellbeing.
Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to maintaining your health, taking care of your nutrition is one of the top priorities. However, as people get older, they may require help to eat healthfully. Luckily, there are numerous options that you, your senior loved ones, or even a third party can do to help with this. Importance of Nutrition Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes As we age, more severe health problems start to become more common. Unfortunately, the most common tend to regard brain health rather than a physical health problem. Issues like cognitive impairment or memory impairment can be caused by many sources. Some of these causes can be reversed with treatment. However, some, like Alzheimer’s, can only Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Anxiety is, unfortunately, common in older adults. According to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, the numbers of affected adults can range from 10 to 20 percent of all older Americans. This anxiety is the most common mental health problem among adult women and the second most among adult men. At Woodland Ridge, we know that Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes When we start thinking about autumn leaves, tailgating, and trick-or-treat, it’s also time to think about annual adult vaccinations. Cold and flu season accompanies the cooler weather, and – as the old saying goes – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That ounce of prevention can be crucial to aging adults Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes A Month for Hearts Dana Lusk A dozen roses and some chocolate are good for your health! Yes, it’s true, eating chocolate can be heart healthy if you choose the right chocolate—a dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao. The best gift you can give your loved one this Valentine’s Day, though, is heart-health awareness. Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute Meet real life Iron Man Lew Hollander. He’s the oldest man on the planet to contend in an Iron Man… ever! Throughout the previous three years, he’s been setting records each time he has laced up and raced an iron man. He’s the most seasoned individual that ever lived to finish the accomplishment. An iron Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Dementia. Alzheimer’s disease. Cognitive decline. Scary realities our society is struggling with today, both as caregivers and in the scientific and medical communities. Since lifespans are on the rise, so are the incurable diseases associated with aging. One recent study suggested 13.9% of individuals 71 years and older suffer from some form of dementia. As Read More
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A great way to open the door to that “what if” discussion is by sitting down together and preparing your Healthcare Advance Directives.
Reading Time: 2 minutes November is National Family Caregivers Month, an annual observance to raise awareness of family caregiver issues and increase support of caregivers. This observance may not seem to be directly safety-related, but the added stress that your workers may feel from their caregiving responsibilities at home may lead to increased unsafe acts in the workplace. So Read More