West Michigan Senior Care Blog
Posted: 1/5/2016 4:04 PM by
People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.2 years, on average. For many, then, senior living includes vigilance and careful management of chronic conditions to stay healthy.
Posted: 12/22/2015 9:44 AM by
Every year over 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits are caused by accidents in the home. The Home Safety Council (HSC) is the only national American nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home related injuries.
Posted: 12/8/2015 11:59 AM by
The CDC estimates that 21 million people in the US have been diagnosed with Diabetes, and another 8.1 million do not know that they have diabetes. That’s almost 10% of the population!
Posted: 11/10/2015 11:57 AM by
Stress affects people of every age and creed. Whether it is caused by your children, money, health or social issues, stress is part of daily life. Nobody likes stress, is your reaction to it causing health issues? A new study shows that how someone reacts to stress can affect his or her health.
Posted: 10/13/2015 11:50 AM by
Pain is a common occurrence among many adults. Regardless of what the underlying cause of this may be, individuals must learn how to live with the pain and reduce it in any way they can.
Posted: 9/15/2015 8:28 AM by
There are many ways to improve care for an elderly individual. For family members, friends, or other loved ones who were concerned about a senior in their life, there are steps they can take to improve the quality of care and safety for them.
Posted: 9/1/2015 8:25 AM by
Summer is coming to a close and it is time to start thinking about the weather changes that we should expect in the coming months. After all it is important to be prepared. A senior who is living at home alone may be concerned about his or her own safety family members and friends should check in on them on a regular basis.
Posted: 8/18/2015 8:18 AM by
If you’re already in your sixties, or nearly, and feeling the financial squeeze of the needs of aging parents and growing children, there are still a few things you can do to lower your stress level and increase your peace of mind. You might consider working a little longer, trimming your expenses, and urging your kids to explore every option for college financial aid - especially merit grants ...
Posted: 7/21/2015 9:41 AM by
Finding out that you have Diabetes means having to make lifestyle changes that can be very difficult, however, once you adjust your diet, start exercising and reduce stress, you'll appreciate the benefits of keeping your blood sugar under control.
Posted: 7/9/2015 12:01 PM by
It may come as a surprise to some that heat is the top weather-related killer in the United States. Heat-related fatalities were first officially tallied in 1986, and since then an average of 137 people each year have lost their lives as a result of excessive heat...
Posted: 5/8/2015 8:39 AM by
One of the toughest decisions facing families today is how to care for our aging loved ones who need additional care. The traditional route of placing elders into a nursing home, while it has some merits, is very expensive. Additionally, almost every study on the subject shows that given the choice, seniors overwhelmingly say that they would prefer to remain in their own homes. Assisted living ...