It’s likely that more than 200 million people are living with osteoporosis, a medical condition marked by having fragile bones. This condition is especially common among older women
, and it can be dangerous. May is National Osteoporosis Month. Since seniors are at greater risk of this disease, it’s important to learn how to prevent or manage osteoporosis. Therefore, we will discuss how osteoporosis affects seniors, symptoms of osteoporosis, risk factors and more.
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For seniors, travel can be especially challenging and risky. use these top tips to make senior travel fun and safe. As adults age, their family members tend to act as long-distance caregivers. The average distance
a long-distance caregiver lives from a senior is 450 miles. That means if seniors travel to see their loved ones, they often go a long way. It’s common for seniors to have some trouble getting around like they used to. So, it’s not surprising that long-distance travel can be a real challenge. Therefore, here’s a few tips for traveling with seniors to make the trip safer and more comfortable for aging adults.
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Aging involves changes in health, physical ability and medical risks. On average, older adults in the US tend to be in a healthcare setting about 17 days a year. Given how common (and often necessary) it is for seniors to interact with doctors, it is important to help seniors navigate doctors visits well.
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Checking in with elderly love ones is a must for many. However, with our busy schedules it is easy for it to slip your mind. Therefore, HomeSpark is offering a new WellSpark Program
to check on your loved ones for you to ensure they are in good health and spirits. Taking care of seniors is our passion and we are proud to give back to those who have done so much for their families, communities and country. We will discuss our WellSpark Program
and wellness checks for senior loved ones.
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Only about 28%-34% of people aged 65-74 are physically active. Exercise is essential for good health, but it can be risky if not performed properly. Use these exercises that are safe for seniors to ensure they stay healthy.
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Part of the joy of the holidays is making memories together. Senior mobility and energy may be limited, but making simple crafts at home are special ways to brighten the holidays. Therefore, we have put together a few fun crafts to do with elderly loved ones during the holiday season.
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Being a caregiver can be an exhausting and difficult task. It’s important to recognize caregiver burnout and cope healthily. Therefore, we have put together a few coping tips for caregivers.
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At HomeSpark, our team is dedicated to helping veterans who have proudly served our country to get the benefits they deserve. We have a new VetSpark Program
with all the resources you need right here for Veterans Aid & Attendance to remove the hassle and make it easier for you.
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The issue of our elderly loved ones refusing to take showers and wear fresh clothes is one that is far more common than most people might believe. Getting to the root of their avoidance is necessary to devise a successful strategy for cleaning up their act. We will discuss what to do when a senior loved one refuses to bathe or change their clothes.
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Staying active in the community is great for senior health, both physically and mentally. Therefore, we have put together a list of upcoming local senior-friendly events in the Bryan/College Station area.
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