The Link Between Exercise, Activity and Aging

Group of four smiling senior women toning their arms with elastic strengthening bands while seated in fitness class.

The health benefits of engaging in regular exercise and maintaining an active lifestyle are numerous. They range from lower blood pressure to decreased rates of diabetes. Sometimes, however, older adults worry that physical activity will increase their risk for experiencing a fall. It can cause them to limit or give up an active lifestyle, believing […]

Pneumonia in the Elderly: Prevention is Key

Our elderly loved ones can become more susceptible to certain bacterial or viral infections like pneumonia. In fact, along with having a weakened immune system, age is one of the most common risk factors for pneumonia. Plus, once a senior has this condition, recovery can be quite difficult and take a long time; complications can […]

Independence Day in Indianapolis 2021

July 4, 1776 marks the date the Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring our country independent from Great Britain and the rule of the British king. While celebrations took place at the White House starting in 1801, it wasn’t until almost 100 years later in 1870 when Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid […]

In Recognition of Home Healthcare Professionals

During the month of November, the home health care community recognizes National Home Care Month. This time is designated to honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists and social workers who make such a remarkable difference in the lives of the patients and families that they serve. Generally, home care services are appropriate […]

The Good News About Aging

Healthy Aging Month

Think it’s too late to “re-invent” yourself?   Think again, September is Healthy Aging® Month and the time to take stock in where you’ve been, think about what you’d like to do for yourself next and make a plan for your future. “September is Healthy Aging Month” was created by Healthy Living’s Editor-in Chief, Carolyn Worthington and […]

Benefits of Hospice Services for Those with End Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

If you are reading this blog, it is likely someone you love has been waging a difficult physical and emotional battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Many patients and families currently suffering under the devastating effects of end stage Alzheimer’s disease can find relief with hospice care. By helping to relieve pain and control symptoms, hospice professionals […]

Enjoy the Sun Without the Burn, Practice UV Safety

UV Safety

Summer is the season to relax and enjoy being outside and it’s also the most important time to be mindful of your skincare routine. UVA/UVB rays are harmful all year but they can be especially damaging during the summer months because spending free time at the pool, the park or in the yard gives you […]

Dysphagia, What Is It? What Can We Do?

  Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), is a symptom that often accompanies many neurological disorders and can be an alarming development for a hospice patient. The problem can occur at any stage of the normal swallowing process as food and liquid move from the mouth, down the back of the throat, and into the stomach. Whether one […]

The Inconvenient Truth About Convenience Food

Medical research has recently linked ultra-processed convenience foods with premature death. The findings, published on line in JAMA Internal Medicine and reported by Medscape state that: “Ultraprocessed foods include mass-produced, ready-to-eat foods such as packaged snacks, sugary drinks, breads, candies, ready-made meals and processed meats. Such foods usually contain “empty calories” and have a high […]