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Protecting Seniors from Scammers

As individuals start to receive Covid-19 stimulus checks and other forms of support during these uncertain times, we feel it’s important to revisit fraud security precautions for seniors. The truth is, scammers often disproportionately target elderly people. Why Are Seniors More at Risk? According to the Fraud Against Seniors web resource provided by the FBI, seniors are more likely to be targeted because: They are likely to have a “nest egg” They own their own home They have excellent credit People raised between the 1930s and 1950s were [...]

2020-04-17T14:55:34+00:00April 17th, 2020|Elderly Care|

Art Therapy for Seniors

Art therapy is often used as a corresponding program to other medical and psychological treatments in which patients work with certified art therapists to develop mental and physical functions through art making. During practice of art making and working through the creative process, many patients can improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions. (American Art Therapy Association, 2017) In fact, the act of art making can help boost self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, and reduce and resolve conflicts. (American Art Therapy Association, 2017) Art [...]

2020-04-03T14:54:25+00:00March 31st, 2020|Elderly Care|

It’s World Kidney Day – Here are 8 Rules to Reduce the Risk of Developing Kidney Disease

Did you know that kidney disease affects around 850 million people worldwide? According to the International Society of Nephrology, an organization dedicated to advancing worldwide kidney health, one in every ten adults has chronic kidney disease (CKD). Even more so, the global burden of CKD is increasing and is projected to become the 5th most common cause of years of life lost globally by 2040. (World Kidney Day) Prevention and Awareness While these statistics are shocking, we can change their course. Unlike other chronic illnesses, kidney disease can be [...]

2020-03-12T14:47:40+00:00March 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Successful Caregiver Strategies

Many people find themselves in an unexpected caregiving role and while this role can be fulfilling, it’s not without its challenges. Finding balance as a caregiver is important and learning to take necessary breaks to avoid burnout. On top of taking care of ourselves, we must also learn the best way to care for someone else. If you are new to the caregiving role or just seeking a little extra guidance on how to be a better caregiver, check out these tips below.   Talk with the doctor or specialist and learn [...]

2020-02-20T13:30:21+00:00February 21st, 2020|Scottsdale|

5 Heart-Healthy Nutrition Tips We Really Should be Following

In honor of American Heart Month, it’s important to raise awareness of the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States: heart disease. February is a great reminder to take care of our heart and commit to a lifestyle that improves our overall health. There are many strategies we can take to keep our hearts healthy and prevent cardiovascular disease. Healthy lifestyle changes include diet, exercise, quitting smoking, limit alcohol intake and managing health conditions. While all of these are very important factors to fight and prevent [...]

2020-02-14T23:24:18+00:00February 14th, 2020|Scottsdale|

A Lighter Side to American Heart Month – Heart Healthy Food for Seniors

Healthy eating is an important part of everyday life for everyone. Nutrition plays an important role in the overall function of our minds and bodies. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture explains that as we age, “healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of wellbeing.” In an effort to help all Americans eat more healthfully, the USDA created ChooseMyPlate.gov to help people of all ages get better nutrition. Join us as we review a few of their tips [...]

2020-02-12T16:53:01+00:00February 12th, 2020|Elderly Care|

Causes and Effects of Social Isolation

Social isolation is more than just loneliness, it’s the lack of interactions with other people and can negatively affect a person’s physical, mental, and social health. Social isolation can actually shorten a person’s life span. When a person feels lonely, it's an emotion often triggered by a sense of loss; this could be related to the loss of a companion, their health, a job, or any number of things. A person who feels lonely may not actually be alone and still has social connections, this is the distinction between isolation and loneliness. [...]

2020-02-03T10:03:57+00:00February 7th, 2020|Scottsdale|

The 10 Pillars of Brain Wellness

Overall wellness is important for normal brain function. It helps protect us from mental disorders that disrupt our mood, thinking, and behavior. Brain wellness provides us the chance to be the best version of ourselves and make positive lifestyle changes. To have optimal brain function, you must focus on not just the brain, but the whole person – brain, mind, body, and spirit.  It can be a lot of work to achieve brain wellness, especially if you are struggling with some sort of mental disorder or disease, but it can be done. [...]

2020-02-04T15:27:02+00:00January 31st, 2020|Scottsdale|

Understanding Cancer and Depression

Cancer is life changing and a considerable amount of stress not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. According to Healthline, 1 in 4 people with cancer also experience depression, regardless of what stage they are in. It’s important to recognize the signs of depression, to not only deal with it, but understand it as well. Understanding depression for people diagnosed with cancer, whether in curative or palliative treatment, can impact overall quality of life.    Signs of Depression The first step in treating depression is to recognize the signs. Everyone is different [...]

2020-01-24T14:34:04+00:00January 24th, 2020|Scottsdale|

Staying Active During the Colder Winter Months

Winter is in full swing in all the cities we serve. From the mid-50s of Arizona and California to the chilly 30s and 40s of the east coast, it’s getting harder and harder to stay physically active throughout the season. Seniors or those healing from injury or illness have an especially hard time maintaining a healthy level of activity. In order to maintain cardiovascular health, it’s important to find opportunities to exercise. That’s why we’ve put together a series of low-impact cardio vascular exercises for seniors or those healing to try [...]

2020-01-24T13:52:13+00:00January 24th, 2020|Elderly Care|