The United States spends more on health care than any other nation in the world. People with chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and adult onset diabetes account for 75% of this health care spending. What is disconcerting about….
Social Workers are recognized every year during the month of March for their contributions to society. The theme this year is “Forging Solutions Out of Challenges.” Social workers focus on building individual strengths to shape solutions that help people reach….
Visions of tasty dishes bring feelings of warmth and joy. The last thing we think of is health and nutrition. But did you know that those wonderful dishes are loaded with nutrition? Sweet potato casserole, smooth butternut squash soup, roasted….
Making good gift selections for people in assisted living residences or at skilled nursing centers can feel challenging. Here are 25 ideas (most low cost, some free) that could make their holidays brighter and happier. There’s bound to be something….
The following ideas for what to buy—and not buy—for people with Alzheimer’s disease are from the Alzheimer’s Association website. For gift ideas for everyone that help support research into Alzheimer’s disease, visit http://shop.alz.org/ for their variety of fine items. Clothes….
As part of my responsibilities as the Clinical Nutrition Coordinator at SALMON Health and Retirement, I do quarterly inspections of all our Dining Services Departments for sanitation and safe food handling practices. It’s critical that we maintain high standards in….
In June, The Willows at Westborough Residents Bob and Karin Bleakney celebrated Bob’s birthday by enjoying his favorite hobby—flying. Bob’s fascination with flying began when he was a boy and his father took him and his brother, Dick, to see….
Everyone needs a break from work from time to time, and that’s certainly true for those of us who are caregivers for elders and other people we love. But how can caregivers feel at ease leaving someone who needs them….
In between summer and fall, the sun is still warm and inviting, but not the best for our skin. Avoiding excessive sunlight and kicking the nicotine habit are the more obvious ways to protect your skin, but what you eat….
Yoga has been shown to help alleviate or reduce many health challenges, making it an increasingly popular exercise choice for our older adult population. Senior Yoga classes are popping up everywhere – health clubs, senior centers, assisted living residences, and….