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.
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss, and nearly 50% of those 75 years or older have difficulty hearing. Hearing impairments can cause issues and frustration for caregivers, family, friends, and even to the seniors themselves.
Veterans served the United States, and regardless of their branch or length of service, they deserve a level of respect and veteran benefits from the country, fellow citizens, and especially their loved ones. With Veterans Day around the corner, we encourage you to take the time to honor and celebrate the senior veteran (or any veteran) in your life!
With over 6 million seniors affected, and only 10% seeking treatment, senior depression is becoming a more prominent problem among the senior population. While the first thought in your head is likely, “why is the percentage of those seeking treatment so low?” you should consider certain variables.
Alzheimer’s disease has affected the lives of many, whether it be experienced firsthand or something we watch a loved one endure; its impacts are significant. Thankfully in today’s era, bright minds and eager hearts are pushing back with intense Alzheimer’s disease research. They are fighting the good fight, and in the future not so distant from now, we hope to see this disease done away with entirely.
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!
While the two share similarities, these two senior care options have certain fundamental differences. The benefits of assisted living vs. home care are essential to understand and can change the level of care you seek for your loved one.
You may not think that senior dining services are something to write home about, but you’d be wrong! Here at Oaks Senior Living, we give your loved one a truly unique and gourmet dining experience. Although senior dining services may not be one of your top concerns, Oaks Senior Living ensures that your loved one has a healthy and delicious diet.
As the senior in your life climbs the staircase of life, they will become more fragile than they used to be. Even a simple fall could put your loved one’s health in serious jeopardy. Depending on their situation, the risk of no one being around may be likely and cause for serious concern. Senior care technology is a booming industry that could help ease some of your worries. This industry is constantly shifting and you may not have the time to keep up with it but we do! Oaks Senior Living understands your concerns and we are here to help put your worries to rest.