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Senior Living Communities: Boosting Senior Residents Mentally

Senior Living Communities: Boosting Senior Residents Mentally

Socialization is one of life's constant needs. It builds connections, communities, and a sense of belongingness. Like food and water, social interactions keep you healthy and help you survive. Humans are social beings who thrive in supportive and social environments. However, as one ages, social isolation begins creeping in. Disconnection from social surroundings takes a toll on mental health, especially in older people. Senior living communities create a safe and secure environment, ensuring socialization.

According to The State of Mental Health and Aging in America, people over 55 experience debilitating mental health. They can become anxious and depressed, experience mood swings, and exhibit cognitive dissonance signs. In addition, not getting enough social exposure increases depressive episodes. It causes immense stress and affects physical well-being. Unfortunately, despite mental health awareness efforts, the mental state of older adults is severely under-reported and neglected. 

Senior living communities build a safe space for older adults. They prevent social isolation and give them a new life purpose, thus supporting them mentally and emotionally. Well-connected networks, caring staff, and safe surroundings allow senior citizens to form human bonds and maintain thriving social lives. Loneliness causes internal sufferings—senior living communities leave no room for that.

11 Tips To Overcome Hunger Cravings and Maintain a Healthy Diet

11 Tips To Overcome Hunger Cravings and Maintain a Healthy Diet

Hunger cravings can be a common problem for older adults, especially if they are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy diet. These cravings can lead to overeating and make it difficult to stick to a healthy eating plan. If you're struggling with hunger cravings, you're not alone. However, there are some strategies that you can use to help stop hunger cravings and stay on track with your health goals.

In this blog post, we'll explore 11 tips that older adults can use to control hunger cravings and maintain a healthy diet. Whether you're trying to lose weight, improve your overall health, or simply feel better, these tips can help you reach your goals and feel more in control of your eating habits.

How To Manage Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors Effectively

How To Manage Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors Effectively

Alzheimer's and dementia are two of the most common diseases that lead to reduced mental function and physical abilities. As these diseases progress, it becomes increasingly difficult for someone to manage their own care. To help manage these behaviors effectively and comfortably, it is important to have a plan in place.

If someone close to you is afflicted with a condition, here's an Alzheimer's care guide to ensure they remain comfortable and well cared for.

What is the Plan for Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors?

In effectively managing the progression of Alzheimer's and dementia-related behaviors, it is essential to implement an effective plan. The steps should include the following:

The Magic of Houseplants: 7 Reasons To Keep Them in Your Home

The Magic of Houseplants: 7 Reasons To Keep Them in Your Home

Houseplants have become an increasingly popular addition to any home, and for good reason. Not only do they bring vibrancy and life to any space, but they can also offer numerous benefits. Research has shown that houseplants can improve air quality, reduce stress, and lift our moods. In addition, they can serve as a natural sound absorber and provide a sense of calm. With so many benefits, it's no wonder why houseplants are becoming more and more popular. In this blog post, we will explore the many advantages of houseplants and how they can help improve your home.

Here are all the advantages you will reap by keeping plants in your home.

Sticking To Your Wellness Goals: 15 Strategies for Success

Sticking To Your Wellness Goals: 15 Strategies for Success

Starting the new year with wellness goals is a great way to set yourself up for success in the coming months. However, it can be easy to get sidetracked and lose sight of those goals as the year goes on. Life can be busy, and there are always distractions and challenges that can make it difficult to stay focused on your wellness journey. That's why it's essential to have a plan in place and to be proactive about staying on track with your goals. With some planning and effort, you can stay motivated and make lasting improvements to your health and well-being in the new year. 

This blog post will discuss several tips to help you stay on track with your wellness goals in the new year. By following these tips, you can make your wellness journey a success and achieve the goals you have set for yourself.

The Best Blog Posts From 2022 You Might Have Missed

The Best Blog Posts From 2022 You Might Have Missed

As we reflect on the past year, we have compiled a list of our ten most missed blog posts from 2022. These posts cover a range of topics, including nutrition, exercise, mental health, and more. Whether you are looking to improve your overall health and well-being or simply seeking some inspiration and guidance, these posts are sure to provide valuable information and support. So, without further ado, let's dive into our top 10 blog posts you might have missed in 2022!

The Most Read Posts of 2022: What Our Readers Loved

The Most Read Posts of 2022: What Our Readers Loved

Welcome to our annual round-up of the most popular blog posts of the year! We're excited to share with you the top 10 posts that garnered the most attention and engagement from our readers in 2022. These posts cover a variety of lifestyle and wellness tips specifically geared toward people over 55.

From helpful tips and resources to engaging personal stories and industry insights, these posts offer valuable information and support for those looking to maintain a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle as they age. We hope you find something here that piques your interest and helps you on your journey. So, let's dive into our top 10 most popular blog posts of 2022!

How To Stay Safe in the Extreme Cold: 15 Strategies for Older Adults

How To Stay Safe in the Extreme Cold: 15 Strategies for Older Adults

Winter weather can be harsh and unforgiving, especially for older adults who may be more vulnerable to the cold. As the temperatures continue to drop, it's essential to take extra precautions to stay safe and warm. This blog post will provide tips and strategies to keep safe during extremely cold weather. From dressing in layers and staying hydrated to checking in with loved ones and seeking out warm places, these tips will help you remain safe and comfortable during the coldest days of the year. 

Cold weather can lead to a number of health issues, including hypothermia, frostbite, and dehydration, so it's crucial to take care of yourself and stay vigilant about your health and safety. By following these tips, you can stay safe and warm on days of extreme cold and enjoy the winter season.

5 MORE Ways To Stay Fit Throughout Winter

5 MORE Ways To Stay Fit Throughout Winter

Understandably, winters can be challenging when it comes to physical fitness. Unfortunately, the temptation to stay in bed and enjoy a warm coffee while wrapped up in a cozy blanket seated right next to the fireplace is far more attractive than getting out of bed and doing a workout.

But! The fact is, if you want to age well, you need to make sure that you are doing adequate physical activity. But with chilled, freezy winter days already knocking on our doors, the question is, how?

Working out is important, yeah! But with crisp, cold winter spells, workouts become all the more crucial. If you choose to snuggle on a couch and hibernate until the spring season, you have chosen a shortcut to bad health, which includes developing cardiovascular diseases, depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, decreased muscle mass, and low bone density. In short, you are heading towards a health disaster, but don't worry. We are here to help you stay fit and healthy without overburdening yourself.

Getting Started with Medicare: Part D – Prescription Drugs

Getting Started with Medicare: Part D – Prescription Drugs

 

When Medicare was introduced in 1965, prescription drugs were not covered. However, in December 2003, Medicare Part D was signed into law to cover the cost of medications. Unlike Medicare Part A and Part B, however, Part D is optional.

What Part D Covers

Medicare Part D is offered via plans marketed by private companies. Each plan publishes its own list of covered drugs called a formulary. Formularies contain both brand-name and generic drugs. A formulary typically will have two or more drugs in the most popular categories to allow for more choices.

Formularies are not static. Medicare rules allow a plan to make changes to its formulary and drug fees during the year because: