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Great Winter Indoor Activities for Older Adults in Philadelphia, PA
Great Winter Indoor Activities for Older Adults in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on January 11, 2019

Cold temperatures, snow, ice, and other winter conditions often prevent seniors from getting out of the home as often as they would like, but that doesn’t mean they need to be bored while indoors. In fact, it’s necessary for aging adults to find fun activities to alleviate boredom and enhance…

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Brilliant Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility in Philadelphia, PA
Brilliant Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on December 28, 2018

When aging brings physical challenges for a senior loved one, creative activities can brighten his or her life. Despite reduced mobility, your loved one can capitalize on the intact faculties. Some hobbies boost cognitive function, dexterity, flexibility, and muscle tone. Here are ways to keep your loved one delightfully engaged….

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Ways to Soften Food for Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
Ways to Soften Food for Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on December 14, 2018

Many seniors have difficulty with chewing and swallowing, which can make mealtimes troublesome. Whether the chewing problems are caused by tooth loss, dementia, or ordinary aging, there are steps caregivers can take to make eating more enjoyable for their loved ones. Here are four tips for softening food for seniors….

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Common Financial Problems for Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
Common Financial Problems for Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on November 23, 2018

The National Council on Aging reports that approximately 25 million adults living in the United States aged 60 or over are living at or below the poverty level. As a result of poverty, these seniors have difficulty paying for housing, food, and medical costs. Here are some of the reasons…

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Stimulating Appetite in Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
Stimulating Appetite in Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on November 9, 2018

As people age, their appetites may decrease. There are many reasons for loss of appetite in the elderly. If your aging loved one doesn’t have a hearty appetite anymore, make an appointment with his or her physician. In the meantime, here are some ways you can stimulate your parent’s appetite….

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Hobbies That Increase Quality of Life in Philadelphia, PA
Hobbies That Increase Quality of Life in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on October 26, 2018

As seniors age, they need to feel content with life. Having a positive outlook on life can reduce stress, boost energy levels, enhance cognitive health, and increase appetite. Take a look at some of the hobbies that can boost your aging loved one’s quality of life. Shopping for Groceries Preparing…

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By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on October 19, 2018

Many seniors move in with their families, while others prefer to age in place and receive professional home care. Philadelphia has a growing aging population, and it’s important for families to consider where their older loved ones will be living in the golden years. Take a look at the following infographic detailing a few key statistics related to living arrangements for seniors in Philadelphia, PA.

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7 Tips for Becoming a Good Caregiver in Philadelphia, PA
7 Tips for Becoming a Good Caregiver in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on October 12, 2018

Caring for older adults can be a challenging task, and not every person is up for the job. People who are well suited to being family caregivers tend to share a few key qualities and habits. Here are a few ways to become an amazing caregiver for your aging loved…

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Tips for Millennial Caregivers in Phildelphia, PA
Tips for Millennial Caregivers in Phildelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on September 28, 2018

For years, the role of family caregiver was primarily filled by middle-aged individuals caring for their aging parents or spouses. However, caregiver demographics are shifting, and these days many millennials are taking on complex caregiving duties. The transition from carefree millennial to caregiver can be difficult. Here are a few…

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How to Change a Parent's Bad Habits in Philadelphia, PA
How to Change a Parent's Bad Habits in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on September 14, 2018

Over the years, your senior loved one may have developed a few habits that aren’t good for his or her health. You can use the following strategies to help your parent let go of these unhealthy habits.  1. Recruit Help from Someone Your Loved One Admires  Your loved one may…

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