As we age, we start to lose some of the strength and mobility we used to have. Trying to do some of the things we could do in the past becomes difficult and challenging. Strength and balance can be improved at any age. Here are seven easy exercises seniors can start with.
Living alone can present many barriers to social connectedness that seniors who live in an independent living community don’t experience. Isolation can have negative impacts on your health, fitness, and memory, and the older we get, the more important it becomes that we are surrounded by people we know.
We are excited to announce, Regency Square has been recognized as a 2018 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care.
As you age, you should strive to keep your body in shape by exercising, eating well and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. And while these are great ways to remain young at heart, you shouldn’t forget about your social life.
We are excited to announce, Gateway Vista, a Nye Health Services campus has been recognized as a 2018 Silver – Achievement in Quality Awardrecipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).
Keep in mind that since all assisted-living facilities aren’t the same, it’s a good idea to take a tour of several of them before you make a decision. While you are visiting, here are some topics you should ask about.
At times, the natural aging process can cause unforeseen changes that affect their independent lifestyle. You may be noticing changes in your loved one's ability to complete daily tasks. Home Care services may be the best option to address increasing care needs while allowing your loved one to remain living safely and independently in their home or community.
In honor of National Occupational Therapy month in April, we asked our Occupational Therapists to provide tips to consider to ensure you and your loved ones stay safe on the road through the aging process.
We understand that selecting a senior living community can be a stressful and difficult time. You may feel overwhelmed, don’t have a clue where to start or afraid of making a decision you might regret. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the selection process.
Ched House, a Nye Square resident, was uncertain of his future when he was brought to the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children (M-ESHC) in Fremont, Nebraska at age 14 by his mother, who was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He looks back on his experience with a grateful heart, knowing The Masonic Home held an experience most kids only dream about — a safe and supportive environment, encouraging them to thrive in life and pursue their dreams.
Medicare is a federal program offered to individuals 65 years and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease. Understanding what Medicare is, what it covers, and deciding what plans to choose can be daunting.
According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the number one results in injury among older adults. These falls can result in broken hips, skin tears, head and brain injuries, and death. The fear of falling alone can keep the older adult from enjoying the simple pleasures life provides — activities and social engagements.
While the flu vaccination provides the greatest protection against the flu, there are other effective ways to avoid getting or spreading it. Let’s dive into what you can do to protect yourself and stay healthy this flu season with these effective tips.
The holiday season is here and our emotions are running high with the holiday preparation — the decorating, the shopping, and the planning for family gatherings. The anticipation of what may unfold this holiday season fills most of us with excitement and joy. But for some of us, especially those with ample idol time, we may be filled with sadness remembering what once was.
It’s that time of year again – cooler temperatures, autumn scents, cozy blankets, holiday planning, and the company of friends and family. Thanksgiving is right around the corner encouraging us to focus on the ways we are thankful. Many seniors find comfort and excitement during this time of year.
You begin noticing changes with your loved one in daily task completion or even daily task completion has fallen to the waist side - dishes in the sink, bed unmade, dirty laundry piles, bills unpaid, changes in appearance, bathing infrequencies, mobility difficulties. Or maybe your loved one can’t keep up with home owning responsibilities. This may be a new awareness for you, or it’s something you’ve known for a while, yet out of your own denial you weren’t ready to accept reality your loved one needs assistance.
As we age, our brains change making it harder to recall information and to learn new things. Those who suffer from dementia really feel the effects which can affect their daily life immensely. That’s why it’s extremely important to keep our minds stimulated on a frequent basis so we can help ward off the effects of an aging brain.
As we feel the effects of an aging brain, our first instinct may be to isolate, to avoid, or to hide. These defense mechanisms will only encourage the negative effects of the aging brain. We need to do our part to combat these effects. We do this stimulating our brains and remaining socially engaged. Let’s check out some ways to stimulate our brains and stay socially engaged.