Senior Living News and Information

InTouch and The Village at Ocotillo Host a Complimentary Workshop
 Join us at The Village at Ocotillo on Wednesday, October 21st at 1:30 pm for a complimentary "Healthy Living and Fall Prevention" workshop.One out of three older adults fall each year, but less than half talk to their healthcare provider about it. Jonathan Burningham, Director of Operations, from InTouch at Home, will discuss practical tips to prevent unwanted falls, the importance...
InTouch at Home Offers Complimentary Home Inspections
Falls continue to be the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Most falls occur at home and often loose rugs, poor lighting and lack of handrails are among the most common hazards. Simple changes can often make your home a safer place. Whether it is re-arranging the furniture for a better flow, making sure wires are not run under an area rug or even re-arranging the cabinets for easi...
Complimentary Webinar to Explore Medication-Related Problems
Join us on Thursday, October 22nd at 10 a.m. PST for a complimentary webinar on “Medication Safety in Older Adults”. InTouch at Home Director Josh Allen, RN will discuss why older adults are at higher risk for medication-related problems and provide medication safety strategies. The webinar is for both family caregivers as well as professionals. Professional attendees will receive one hour of continuing educ...
InTouch at Home Offers Memory Care Services
Changes in memory and cognitive function affect not only the individual but also family members and loved ones.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, having a grandparent with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can also impact young children and teenagers. InTouch at Home’s Regional Directors are certified by the Alzheimer's Association and can work with you to provide the support your family needs....
Article Highlights Fitness Program for Each Ailment
Seniors often believe that exercise can do more harm than good as they get older; however the National Institutes of Health recommends exercise regardless of age. A serious health condition can also deter an older adult from a workout. An article on Senior Planet, “How to Find a Workout for Your Condition” highlights fitness programs that can benefit those who suffer from various ailments. Water exercises, f...
MIND Diet Found to Slash Alzheimer's Risk
Eat more green, leafy vegetables, beans, fish and whole grains if you want to stave off cognitive decline says a new diet program developed by an epidemiologist at Rush University Medical Center. The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet’s results found that study participants who ate from the “healthy” food group and avoided red meats, pastries and other “unhealthy” f...
Explore Your Smart Phone's Features
Sure, more and more older adults are embracing technology but did you know your smartphone offers access to a wealth of apps and hidden features built into phones to make your life easier? Apps such as a heart rate monitor are great for older adults and video calling apps such as Skype can help you to keep in touch with grandchildren. Also, if you’re having a difficult time reading the font on your phone’s s...
Communication Key to Preventing Drug Interactions
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, persons aged 65 years and older comprise only 13 percent of the population, yet account for more than one-third of total outpatient spending on prescription medications in the United States. October is “Talk About Your Medicines” Month, designed to promote the wise use of medicines. It’s important to talk to your doctor and share a list of all medications ...
Technology & Aging to be Discussed on July 29th
There is a wealth of new technology designed to keep seniors safe and independent. Join us tomorrow—Wednesday, July 29th—at 10 a.m. PST for an informative webinar, “Technology and Aging: What’s Out There? What Works?”. Presented by InTouch at Home Director Josh Allen, RN, the free webinar will explore the latest advancements in medication management, mobile health and remote health monitoring....
Focus on Brighter Side of Life
We’ve all heard the expression, “the glass is half full”. Experts have found that people who do in fact see the glass as “half full” vs. “half empty” tend to lead longer lives. In fact, older adults who ranked themselves as being highly optimistic had a significantly higher survival rate than their counterparts who considered themselves moderately optimistic. It’s never too late to start finding ...

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