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How Occupational Therapy in Short-Term Rehabilitation Can Aid in a Senior’s Recovery

Physical Therapy

The summer months are the perfect time for active seniors to learn about the many benefits of occupational therapy. Health experts agree that occupational therapy – as part of a licensed short-term rehabilitation (STR) program – can help seniors to achieve a faster and more successful recovery after surgery, illness or injury, while also increasing their confidence and outlook on life.

How to Support a Senior Loved One During Social Distancing

Senior Wearing Mask

As we all know, social distancing is an essential public health measure designed to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Although necessary, social distancing has changed our lives and created difficulties for all of us. However, no members of society have had to deal with more challenges than our vulnerable senior population.

How Hearing Loss Affects a Senior's Quality of Life

Ear Check-up

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, chronic hearing impairment becomes common as one gets older. As we get older our hearing usually becomes less sensitive because some of the special cells in our inner ear no longer respond to sounds. In addition to aging, hearing loss can also be caused by noise, disease, and heredity.

7 Ways Seniors Can Decrease the Risk of Heart Disease as They Age

Heart-healthy foods

It is critically important for all seniors to know that the physical changes that occur with age can increase your risk of heart disease. Why is it so important? Because heart disease is the top killer of older Americans today. 

11 Ways to Make the Bathroom Safer for Seniors

Bathroom

January is National Bath Safety Month and the ideal timefor seniors and those who love them to develop a plan for a safe bathroom environment. Falls are the number one cause of serious injury and hospitalization for seniors each year and many of these injuries occur in the bathroom. In fact, statistics provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) show that 80 percent of senior falls that happen in the home occur in the bathroom.

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