Long-Term Home Care and the Key to Happiness and Health

The decision to enroll yourself or a loved one in long-term home care is not always the easiest choice to make. You may have trepidation about home caregiving because you feel as though it stifles personal independence. In fact, the opposite is true — opting for this service can increase one's sense of personal fulfillment and motivation in a variety of ways that connect to health and happiness. Physical Health A home caregiver can help your loved ones to better address certain medical concerns. For example, seniors may lack the ability to go up and down the stairs without causing injury to themselves, or they may generally prove unstable on their feet. When individuals are elderly, a simple

The 8 Best Range of Motion Stretching Activities for Seniors

As we age, a lot of strange (and uncomfortable) things happen to our bodies. One of these things involves changes with our joints and range of motion. When we become seniors, often we are less active than before, which causes loss of fluid in the joints. The muscle strength and flexibility of seniors decline, making it harder to get out of bed, in and out of chairs, or walking up and down the stairs. The chest muscles also tighten up, pulling their shoulders forward which can cause a rounded back posture or cause seniors to walk bent forward. The good news is that there are range of motion stretching exercises that seniors – and their families – can do to lubricate the joints and lengthen an

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