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Staying Active: Best Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

Staying Active: Best Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Kaitlyn Ekstrom, Director of Fitness and Aquatics on | No Comments

Staying active and getting enough exercise is as important for seniors and older adults at any other stage of life. In fact, low-impact exercises like stretching and strength training are actually necessary to help seniors stay healthy and reduce the….

Westboro Nursing Home’s Rehab at Work

Westboro Nursing Home’s Rehab at Work

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Patients at Westboro nursing home Beaumont at Westborough participating in short-term rehabilitation programs rely on our dedicated team of therapists to create a care plan that can deliver positive outcomes so they can return home and enjoy the best possible….

Moving to an Assisted Living Community: What to Expect

Moving to an Assisted Living Community: What to Expect

Posted by Jim Priest, CDP, Community Relations Director, Whitney Place on | No Comments

The transition to assisted living can be a confusing and emotional time for seniors, their family, and friends. From moving away from friends and neighbors to letting go of belongings that often have a lifetime of memories and sentimental value,….

Time to Bring In a Home Health Aide?

Time to Bring In a Home Health Aide?

Posted by Betty Jane King, RN, BSN, MSM – Director of SALMON Private Care Options on | No Comments

For most older adults, keeping their independence and autonomy is a primary concern, especially in the face of an illness or injury. The decision to bring in a home health aide to help with household chores and personal tasks can….

Tips for Managing Stress While Caring for a Senior

Tips for Managing Stress While Caring for a Senior

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According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), more than 34 million Americans serve as caregivers for an aging parent or other person every year. Many caregivers juggle work, children and family, and other….

8 Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Falls in Winter

8 Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Falls in Winter

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Council on Aging, falls are the most common cause of injuries and hospital admissions for seniors. In addition to the financial costs associated with treating fall-related injuries, which….

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors

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The holiday season is one of the most joyful and festive times of the year, with family and friends gathering to celebrate, exchanging gifts, and enjoying meals together. However, many people struggle with figuring out what type of holiday gift….

When is it Time to Think About Hospice Care?

When is it Time to Think About Hospice Care?

Posted by Anne Luippold, RN, BSN, Hospice Clinical Director on | No Comments

Seeking hospice care for someone can be a difficult and confusing experience. There are many misconceptions about what hospice care is and who is eligible, which can deprive seniors and their families of a valuable resource and line of support….

5 Tips to Reduce Senior Isolation

5 Tips to Reduce Senior Isolation

Posted by Lisa Pontbriand LSW,CDP, SALMON Adult Day Health at Northbridge on | No Comments

There have been a number of studies in recent years on the effects of loneliness and solitary living on health, longevity, and well-being. While loneliness and isolation can have a negative effect on a person’s health at any age, seniors….

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