Over 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and just over a quarter of those are aged 65 or older. That means that roughly 12 million seniors are currently living with diabetes in the United States alone.
While some may assume that the only way to a healthy life is through strenuous exercise, it’s important to note that, that is not the case! There are plenty of activities or exercises that provide health benefits for seniors. The key to a healthy and happy lifestyle does not have to revolve around intense workouts or exercise solely. Senior health care can come off as an intimidating topic, but it shouldn’t be one. Oaks Senior Living would like to provide you with a few activities to ensure you are leading a happier and healthier lifestyle!
As your loved one ages, it's common for doctor visits to become more frequent. At Oaks Senior Living, we create lifestyles that engage both the mind and spirit. We understand the importance of senior health; including doctor’s visits and the stresses that can come along with helping your loved ones with all of their medical needs. With proper education and guidance, you can happily assist your loved one with their health through doctor’s visits.
During the holidays, a lot of adult children take time to visit with older relatives. The last thing anyone wants to think about is if their older loved one is exhibiting signs of memory impairment. Even with family members that may be younger, recognizing early onset Alzheimer’s could help slow the progression of the disease by seeking help sooner. If you noticed a loved one exhibiting any of the following symptoms or behaviors during the holidays, it might be time to act.
As you age, your life including your body go through a multitude of changes; your income, your health, your home life, and even your sense of taste and smell can change. If you have an older loved one that may no longer enjoy what used to be their favorite dish or is having trouble staying physically active, it is time to consider their health seriously. Nutrition for older adults is a top priority here at Oaks Senior Living, which is why we have compiled the following Nutrition Guide for Older Adults.
Everyone deserves to lead a lifestyle that engages the mind, spirit, and body. Residing in an assisted living community does not mean that your active days are over. Seniors have just as much of an ability to get moving as anyone else. Even if you rely on assistance for some daily tasks, check out these simple exercises for older adults to stay active!
It has been a long day at work, you’re feeling exhausted, and you’re in need of a pick-me-up. You open the door, and you’re greeted with a happy, tail wagging adorable furry friend that is full of excitement at your presence alone! The unconditional love that we feel for our furry friends can be very beneficial to our emotional well-being. The advantages of having a pet can be even more significant when providing animals to seniors in assisted living. Here are a few benefits to consider when bringing a furry companion into the life of your loved one:
Are you closing in on the Golden Years and find yourself childfree? Married or not, congratulations you are considered a Solo Senior! The good news is even though you are a solo senior, you do not have to live alone. A lot of residents at Oaks Senior Living chose a childfree life and now they can keep the fun times rolling in an assisted living community!
At Oaks Senior Living, we are changing the way the world views aging by focusing on providing people-centric senior living services. It is essential to us that we customize the life experience in every one of our communities. Our mission is to acknowledge personal choice regardless of age. We want to provide all seniors with a sense of purpose and celebrate uniqueness. We know firsthand the importance of meaningful relationships. If you have an older parent, you also understand how they still have their own likes, strengths, and deserve to be valued for who they are.
At the Oaks, we know it’s important to maintain a healthy immune system. We offer a lifestyle that creates and promotes opportunities for socialization, stimulation, self-care, and rest. We also partner with Amedisys, if you live more independently they can help you with both recovery from sickness and staying healthy. There are also numerous ways you can naturally boost your immune system, without medications. Discover the seven ways we suggest to improve well-being.