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The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy for Seniors

Senior doing physical therapy exercises

According to The American Physical Therapy Association(APTA), the goal of physical therapy (PT) for seniors is to make daily tasks and activities easier, while enabling them to function as independently as possible.

Physical therapists are fully licensed practitioners who assist senior adults in achieving their health and fitness goals. Physical therapists help to reduce pain, restore functionality and improve mobility for better living –issues that many seniors deal with today.

Ready, Steady and Balance: 9 Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

Seniors exercising together

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of injury and injury-related death among senior adults ages 65 and older today. According to statistics, one out of three seniors falls every year, and two-thirds of them will fall again within six months. Additionally, the risk of falling increases with each decade of life.

Stuck in the Middle: Managing the Stress of Caregiving for Children and Aging Parents

Senior and adult children talking

We’ve all heard the term, "sandwich generation" – that segment of the population caught in the middle of taking care of their children while also acting as caregivers for their aging parents. 

How to Help Seniors Feel a Sense of Security

Senior spending time with family

According to gerontologists and other senior care experts, how senior adults feel about their safety and security has a significant impact on their self-confidence and overall outlook on life. Given the importance of how older adults’ view their quality of life, it is essential to understand the factors that affect their sense of security and well-being.

What Affects Seniors’ Sense of Security?

Older adults’ sense of security can be affected by a variety of factors, experts say, including:

Summer Vacation: 7 Tips for Traveling with Your Loved One with Dementia

Senior traveling on an airplane

As anyone caring for a loved one with dementia can tell you, caregiving responsibilities require considerable amounts of time, energy, compassion and devotion. As a result, caregivers sometimes give up the things they enjoy most in life such as summer vacations and travel. 

However, according to dementia care experts, that doesn’t always have to be the case.

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