Senior Living Articles

Below is a list of articles that you may find helpful.

Love is in the air! What a great time to call your loved ones and let them know how much you care. Often times the simple pleasure of catching up with family and friends is a lost opportunity for seniors living with hearing or vision loss.

Fortunately, today’s technology offers new and... Continue Reading >

By: Helenkay Smith, MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Passavant Community

The new year brings the opportunity for a fresh start, a new beginning and a chance to make changes to our day to day lifestyle. Here are five sensible... Continue Reading >

By: Wendy Olean, social services manager, LIFE Butler County

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the... Continue Reading >

It’s not unusual for seniors to feel like they are falling apart. The aging process brings with it changes that can make everyday activities, hobbies and favorite pastimes feel like a burden. There is some good news…assistive technology can help and November is National Assistive Technology... Continue Reading >

By: Jean Gartner, director of Clinic and Home Care Services, LIFE Butler County

November is National Diabetes Month, which means it is a great time to take a look at what you can do to live well with diabetes.

Diabetes occurs in people of all ages, and is more common in... Continue Reading >

Aquatic physical therapy is the use of water in physical therapy for treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health, wellness and fitness. There are many benefits of aquatic therapy including improved pain, joint motion, strength, circulation swelling, muscle relaxation, balance and functional... Continue Reading >

By: M. Lee Johnston, RN Educator, LIFE Lawrence County

As the weather gets colder and wetter, we start to hear a lot about flu season, but it is also important to stay informed about another infection that is potentially dangerous for older loved ones – pneumonia.

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Recent studies have assessed walking speed and determined that an individual’s walking speed can be used to determine life expectancy. Walking speed has been associated with survival among older adults and is shown to reflect health and functional status. It is also an indicator that your doctor... Continue Reading >

By: Brianne Hrabosky, enrollment manager, LIFE Lawrence County

Summer is typically a time of fun and relaxation. But for older people, the heat and sun can be dangerous if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

Stay Hydrated – Seniors are more susceptible to... Continue Reading >

Falls are a serious health concern with the senior population. Each year, one in three adults aged 65 and older fall. Every 18 seconds, an adult goes to the emergency room due to a fall and falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions. Women are more likely to fall, but men are more likely... Continue Reading >

by: Karen Ostrosky, physical therapist, LIFE Butler County

Pain is a signal that your body sends to your mind, alerting you that you need to take action.

What makes existing pain worse?

There are several eye conditions that can make it difficult to complete daily tasks, including macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Occupational therapists... Continue Reading >


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