Senior Living News and Information

Tips for Boosting Cognitive Skills
A recent article in the New York Times found that preventing cognitive decline—that can interfere with quality of life—is a far better option that trying to reverse it. Tips for boosting brain function include remaining physically active, regardless of age; eliminating cardiovascular risk factors by maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking; drinking alcohol in moderation; and engaging in mentally stimula...
Virtual Gaming Ideal for All Fitness Levels
In addition to offering older adults a fun way to gather with friends, the Nintendo Wii gaming system has been found to offer other significant benefits. An analysis of 22 studies found that playing games on Wii improved physical function, decreased depression and increased quality of life. In addition to retirement communities, Wii games such as bowling and golf can be found at senior centers. Hesitant to try i...
InTouch at Home Offers Pet Care Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that pet owner’s exhibit decreased blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which minimizes heart attack risks. At InTouch at Home, we understand the important role pets play in the lives of older adults—both medically and socially. Our pet care services include a wide range of activities, from trips to the vet to assisting with administeri...
Dark Chocolate Offers a Wealth of Health Benefits
Once considered a junk food, chocolate has now been dubbed a “superfood” and is celebrated on July 7th with “Chocolate Day”. Cacao, found in chocolate, is packed with healthy, disease-killing chemicals such as theobromine and flavonoids. Research also shows that chocolate can lower cholesterol levels, prevent cognitive decline and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. It’s important to remember; ...
Have You Noticed a Change in Parents Since the Last Visit?
The summer is in full swing and family vacation plans are being finalized. As adult children prepare to visit their aging parents, experts encourage them to truly pay attention to how their parents’ needs may have changed since their last visit. Recommendations include checking the refrigerator to be sure items are fresh and not expired, looking for tripping hazards throughout the home such loose railings and ...
Involve Everyone, From Grandma to Babies
The summer travel season is quickly approaching and experts suggest involving everyone in the trip—from grandma to babies. Think an older adult will frown at having to travel with younger generations? Think again! A survey conducted among 1,221 older adults revealed that 98 percent of respondents were highly satisfied traveling with younger family members because it brought the family together; builds memories...
June 24th Seminar Explores Home Safety & Older Adults
The National Institutes of Health found that six out of every 10 falls happen in our homes. We invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 24th at 10 a.m. PST for a complimentary webinar on “Home Safety for Older Adults”. InTouch at Home’s Director Josh Allen shares home safety tips and how to prevent falls. Medication and driving safety will also be explored. If you’d like to register....
How Will Move Affect Family Dynamics?
There is often a reversal of roles as parents grow older and their adult children become increasingly involved with their safety and wellbeing. While moving a parent into your home to provide for their day-to-day care may initially seem like a good idea, it can be fraught with problems that could have ramifications for everyone involved. An article on Grandparents.com, “6 Questions to Ask Before an Aging Paren...

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