Posts Tagged elderly
Did you know that falls contribute to a great deal of injuries in seniors? I have worked with quite a few seniors in long-term care that began their stay at the nursing home with a fall. Perhaps they end up with a broken hip, requiring over night care and physical therapy. According to this article, there may be an ingredient in red wine that helps “steady” seniors on their feet. It may be a stretch, but its still interesting.
Have you ever known anyone who never locks his or her door? My dad rarely locked his. When he had a stroke, it actually proved beneficial; as a friend who came to visit was able to get medical help quickly. As a general rule however, I think it is best to keep your doors locked. Read the rest of this entry »
Imagine never graduating from high school because you had to help provide for your family and then receiving your degree over 70 years later. What a story… the woman is so proud!
Have you ever owned a pet? I have owned two dogs. I know that pets can relieve stress (and sometimes add some!) Wanting to know more about seniors and the benefits of pet ownership, I did some research and found this site very informative.
It is a non-profit that “helps pay the fees to participating animal shelters throughout the United States for senior citizens (age 60 and over) who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter — including pre-adoption veterinary exams and spay/neuter, if part of the adoption fee”. Read the rest of this entry »