Posts By: Community Home Care

Heart-healthy Habits for Seniors

By Diana Rodriguez Heart disease is a major threat to senior health – in fact, 84 percent of people age 65 years and older die from heart disease.  Though heart disease risks increase with age, it doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of getting older.  The right lifestyle habits and a heart-healthy diet can… Read more »

Quick and Healthy Foods for Picky Eaters

By: Marlo Sollitto “Mom won’t eat.  She’s down to 85 pounds.” “Dad refuses to cook.  He’s withering away to skin and bones.” Getting seniors to eat a balanced diet can be challenging.  In fact, getting seniors to eat anything at all is a problem many caregivers face. There are many reasons why elderly people don’t… Read more »

What to Do When Someone Shows Signs of Sundown Syndrome

What causes sundown syndrome and what you can do By:  Laurie Udesky Sundown syndrome is a term that describes the onset of confusion and agitation that generally affects people with dementia or cognitive impairment and usually strikes around sunset.  Many people, though, use the term to loosely describe increased agitation and confusion that can occur… Read more »

Why Seniors Have Different Nutritional Needs

By: Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born Eating well is important at any age, but even more necessary for seniors because nutritional needs change as we age.  Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, vitality and quality of life.  Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons many seniors are not eating as well as they should, which can lead to… Read more »

7 Steps to Healthy Aging, Happy Aging

By Diana Rodriguez Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have a slew of medical conditions or poor quality of life.  Getting older involves change, both negative and positive, but you can enjoy aging if you understand what’s going on with your body and take steps to maintain your health.  Many different things happen to your… Read more »

5 great Reasons to See a Geriatrician

By Chris Iliades, MD Geriatricians are specialists in senior health, trained in caring for an aging body.  Their knowledge can help keep you happy and healthy throughout your golden years. As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, one in five Americans will be over 65.  In fact, seniors over age 85 are the… Read more »

7 Flu Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

By Mario Sollitto Myths about the flu are everywhere.  Here are some common myths, as well as facts about the flu: Flu Myth #1:  Getting a flu vaccine can give you the flu. According to the National Foundation for Infectious Disease, there is no way that the flu vaccine can give you the flu because… Read more »

How Much Sleep Do Seniors Need?

  By Diana Rodriques Getting enough sleep is important for everyone, but it’s especially vital for seniors. Follow these steps to a better night’s rest.   Many seniors deal with a number of health problems related to aging – one in particular is not getting enough healthy sleep. It’s not the advancing of age per… Read more »

10 Warning Signs Your Family Member Needs Help

The Council on Aging offers these warning signs that your elderly relative needs help:   Poor eating habits resulting in a decrease in weight, no appetite or missed meals. Neglected hygiene: wearing dirty clothes, body odor, neglected nails and teeth. Neglected home that is not as clean or sanitary as you remember growing up. Inappropriate… Read more »