Senior Living News and Information

"Age Out Loud" for National Older Americans Month
May is National Older Americans Month. The Administration for Community Living leads this celebration with a theme this year of “Age Out Loud”. The idea is to give a new voice to what today’s older adults have to say and encourage them to defy aging stereotypes. Curious how you can “Age Out Loud”? Try incorporating these tips:VolunteerShare Your TalentsTry a New ActivityStay Engaged  ...
Using a Home Care Company Saves Time and Money
When an older adult is in need of additional care, the first thought may be to ask a friend, consult with a third-party referral company, scroll through the newspaper's classifieds or post an ad online. This, however can lead to unforeseen dangers, stress and inconsistency in care.Home care companies such as InTouch at Home offer numerous advantages-including saving time and money. Only experienced, passionate, ...
"Put Your Best Fork Forward"
Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the campaign "Put Your Best Fork Forward" serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices.For older adults, good nutrition is especially important. As we age, our bodies process food differently. This in turn can affect our dietary needs and appetite. Although there may be a natural decline in one’s appetite during aging,...
Reap the Benefits of Living in the Moment
Research continues to reveal that living in the moment can improve one’s health. This ancient practice, known as mindfulness, refers to being completely aware of what is happening in the present; experiencing life as it unfolds moment to moment. In fact, a NIH- supported study revealed a direct link between mindfulness and measurable changes in the brain regions involved  in  memory,  learning a...
Strong Passwords: The Key to Enhanced Computer Safety
From online banking to checking emails, it seems every website requires a password. Experts advise that strong passwords are key to preventing unscrupulous people from accessing your personal information. A combination of upper and lowercase letters as well as special characters, keeps you the safest.Consider changing your passwords every six months, and avoid using passwords that be easily guessed like your spo...
Safety Comes First When Transporting the Elderly
Whether it is getting to a doctor’s appointment or just running errands, assistance with transportation is one of our most requested services here at InTouch at Home.  Our trained staff work hard to ensure that every trip is both comfortable and as safe as possible for our clients.  Here are a few safety tips you can keep in mind when taking your aging love one on a trip:Vehicle safety: Make sure you...
The Decision for Care: What to Consider
Making the decision to seek help in caring for a loved one is not easy.  At InTouch at Home we recognize how difficult this decision can be, so here are a few suggestions to help make things easier for you:1. Begin EarlyPerhaps the most important advice we can offer is to start planning early. It is never too soon to talk about wishes, preferences, and desires when it comes to personal care and support.&nbs...
Family Caregiving Can Pose Unique Challenges
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, there are more than three million seniors serving as unpaid caregivers for family members and friends. Almost half are providing care for a spouse. At InTouch at Home, we understand the challenges older adults may face when caring for a partner requiring assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, etc.). Our dedicated personal care pr...
Be Active & Engaged
As we age, retaining our memory is often ranked as a priority. Experts advise, however, that cognitive health is far more important than simply having a good memory. Cognitive function involves decision making, attention and problem solving.  The Institute of Medicine recommends physical activity, adequate sleep, an active and engaged lifestyle, and not smoking to be among the best tools for maintaining cog...
Spice Not Just for Baking
Did you know that despite its name, apple pie spice isn’t just for baking? In fact, it can be used as a topping on oatmeal and fruit. Apple pie spice contains cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Research shows the spice has been linked to reduced blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels and lowered heart disease risks. People even sprinkle apple pie spice in their coffee to reap its many benefits. It can...

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