Seniors Suffering from Lack of Sleep

As an adult, we need the same amount of sleep whether we are in our 20s or our 80s. You may, however, notice that residents’ sleep patterns differ from your own. They may rise very early in the morning, leading you to believe they need less sleep. In reality, they may be suffering from a […]

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Best Practices for Senior Medication Management

As an assisted living caregiver, you see the effects of aging on your residents’ health. Because of these age-related health changes and challenges, doctors frequently prescribe medications to seniors to help manage their health. In fact, the following statistics on medication use among older Americans are quite surprising: 75% of older adults take one or […]

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Your Role in Preventing Senior Falls

Modern medicine is making successful strides in controlling many of the diseases that, in past years, caused the deaths of many older Americans. Medication, surgery, and other treatments can now help to control diagnoses of heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, allowing seniors to live years longer. But by living longer, your residents’ health and safety […]

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Normal Aging Process or A Cause for Concern?

We will all eventually grow older. That’s a universal truth. What’s not universal is the way we age. Based on factors like exercise, lifestyle, illness, stress, and diet, as well as hereditary factors, our bodies and minds respond differently to the aging process. As an employee of a senior living facility, it’s important to understand the […]

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Understanding the Chronic Illnesses Affecting Senior Living Residents

As we grow older our bodies become more susceptible to common illnesses like a cold or stomach “bug,” and more serious ones like the flu or pneumonia. With aging our immune system begins to decline and it becomes harder to protect our bodies from foreign or harmful substances (bacteria, viruses, or toxins).  The immune system […]

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Active Seniors: Body & Benefits For Residents

We all are witness to the changes our bodies go through as we get older. Our metabolism slows down, our eye sight gets a little weaker, or our joints ache a little more. The aging process take its toll on us in many ways, including a loss of muscle mass and decrease in bone density. […]

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