Senior Living News and Information

Tips for Staying Vital After 50
A recent issue of AARP, The Magazine included “Ways to Stay Healthy (Right Now). Among the recommended tactics for staying vital after the age of 50 were eating more grapes (resveratrol in grape skins help prevent cancer), avoiding plastic bottles (chemical and bacterial contaminants), eating smaller portions (key to maintaining a healthy weight) and limiting red meat (increases risk of type 2 diabetes by 50 p...
Stretching Shown to Increase Blood Flow & Elongate Muscles
Experts recommend older adults stretch every day. As we age, our muscles can get tight and stretching helps increase range of motion. It also increases blood flow and elongates muscles. According to the National Institutes of Health, stretching can help with every day activities such as getting dressed and reaching objects from a shelf. Keep in mind that stretching should never be painful; it should feel like go...
Often-overlooked Federal Assistance Program Benefits Veterans and Their Surviving Spouses
InTouch at Home offers monthly webinars chock full of information to help older adults and their caregivers. On Tuesday, December 1st at 9 a.m. PST, we’re hosting an informative presentation about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ “Aid & Attendance” to provide a thorough overview of the often-overlooked federal assistance program for veterans and their surviving spouses. To learn more or to registe...
Reverse the Negative Health Effects of Prolonged Sitting
A U.S. News & World Report article revealed that getting up and walking for two minutes every hour could reverse the negative health effects of prolonged sitting, which has been associated with heart disease and diabetes. Simply standing after being seated for extended periods of times didn’t offer the same benefits. Experts recommend short bursts of light activities such as walking or cleaning....
Nearly Half of Older Adults Require Assistance with Daily Routines
The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan found that nearly half of Americans age 65 and older require assistance with daily routines such as bathing, cooking meals and taking medications. The Thanksgiving holidays are an ideal time for adult children to truly learn how their parents are doing. Is mom remembering to take her medications? Are their hazards in dad’s home that may cause a sl...
Carotenoids May Ward Off Macular Degeneration
Remember when your mother told you to eat your carrots because they were good for your eyes? A new study found that mother’s advice should be followed even as we age. Researchers recently discovered that pigments in carrots, called carotenoids, may help ward off macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (ADA) is one of the most common causes of vision loss. Study participants who consumed the most...
Experts Recommend Three Servings of Fruits & Vegetables
Do you know that although aging bodies do not need as many calories for energy as younger bodies, the same amount of nutrients are required? Experts suggest making those calories count by eating foods rich in nutrition. Vegetables and fruits are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Protein can be added to your diet with fish, beans and peas. Whole grains are also nutritious. Recommended is at least three...
Department of Veterans Affairs' “Aid & Attendance” Often Overlooked
Each November, our nation comes together to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country. We thank each for their commitment to defending our freedoms. InTouch at Home would also like to remind our servicemen and women about an often overlooked federal assistance program offering a monthly tax-free benefit from the Department of Veterans Affairs known as “Aid & Attendance”. It provi...
Kitchen Sponges, Bars of Soap & More Pose Risks
As we age, we can often become more susceptible to disease. It’s important for us to take precautions to protect ourselves from disease-causing germs and food-borne bacteria. Germs within our homes can spread quickly. In one study, a single person contaminated an entire household within eight hours. Dr. Charles Peter Gerba of the University of Arizona has found the top “germiest” places in our homes includ...
Someone in the United States Develops Alzheimer’s disease Every 67 Seconds
Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. According to the National Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.3 million Americans have the disease in 2015. November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The disease affects not only patients but their loved ones as well. InTouch at Home offers a wealth of resources for family members caring for an elderly parent or spouse ...

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