Finding Fulfillment After Quitting the Workforce

According to the US census, the average retirement age of American citizens is around 63 years (though this is considered early retirement when you take in the Social Security factor). With the average life expectancy far exceeding the typical career, many seniors find themselves looking for something to do. And, often, they find the answer through volunteering.

The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Yoga involves low-impact exercises that can be performed anywhere there’s space; four or five feet and dedication is all that’s required. While yoga is beneficial to people of all ages, it’s particularly healthy for seniors.

End of Life Care: The Importance of Maintaining an Open Dialogue

As loved ones get older and near the end of their lives, we want to make sure they are as comfortable as possible, so it’s a good idea to take care of all the decisions involved with this time far in advance. There are several legal documents that record your elderly family member’s desires regarding their healthcare and the management of their property and finances. Follow these tips to ensure that all the important items are covered.

Help Seniors Cope With Loss of Wealth After Retirement

When elderly loved ones retire, they lose a significant portion of the income they are accustomed to; therefore, they have to make some adjustments to deal with this change in life. Family members can play a key role in helping seniors take a positive approach to coping with this loss of wealth. There are many ways to educate yourself on how to help them continue to live a fulfilling life on a smaller income. Here are a few tips to help:

Preventative Health Screenings for Senior Citizens

As we age, we become more and more susceptible to diseases and other health issues, which means that regular preventative medical screenings are important for seniors. Catching medical concerns early can prevent them from turning into a much bigger problem. Here is an overview of the screening options that are available and when you should begin to make them part of your healthcare routine:

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Home Health Care Patients and Their Families

With every new year comes a new beginning, and many people use January 1st to either wipe their slate clean or accept a new set of challenges. We’re talking, of course, about New Year's resolutions; these declarations of good faith offer excellent motivation to improve yourself. For home health care patients, these resolutions can make all the difference in the quality of their lives. This year, whether you are a homebound patient or a family caregiver, make resolutions that are designed to increase your happiness. Simple changes, such as resolving to call your loved one more often, can improve the daily life of everyone involved. It’s not too late to make a commitment to positive change, so let’s take a look some of the best New Year's resolution ideas for home health care patients and their families.