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Fun Activities for Seniors in El Dorado Colorado
Fun Activities for Seniors in El Dorado Colorado
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on August 15, 2017

Staying healthy doesn’t require a gym membership or a trip to the nearest park. Here are a few activities that can keep seniors physically and mentally healthy, and all can be done from the comfort of their own home.  1. Gardening Many seniors enjoy tending to their garden. However, they may not realize it’s also a great source of exercise. The exertion involved in gardening, from weeding to planting, works…

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The Common Causes of Fatigue in Older Adults in El Dorado, CA
The Common Causes of Fatigue in Older Adults in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on August 1, 2017

Chronic fatigue is a serious medical condition that should never be taken lightly. When left untreated, fatigue can lead to secondary health complications, including a compromised immune system and severe cognitive decline. This is why all caregivers need to spend some time familiarizing themselves with the most common causes of fatigue and what can be done to address those issues.  Diabetes When seniors have diabetes, their blood sugar levels fluctuate…

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Safe Activities for Aging Adults with Limited Mobility in El Dorado, CA
Safe Activities for Aging Adults with Limited Mobility in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on July 18, 2017

Despite physical challenges, your senior loved one can still enjoy life and engage in meaningful activities. Here are eight suggestions addressing various degrees of mobility. 1. Tend Plants Place potted plants around the home within reach of your loved one. Buy a watering can with a long spout, and keep it filled with water. If windows don’t offer adequate light, your loved one can place plants under grow lights. For…

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Tips on Dining Out with an Aging Adult with Parkinson’s in El Dorado, CA
Tips on Dining Out with an Aging Adult with Parkinson’s in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on July 4, 2017

Eating out gives seniors a reason to go out and socialize with their loved ones. However, the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease can sometimes make it challenging for seniors to eat in public. Fortunately, these five tips simplify dining out so seniors with Parkinson’s can enjoy the benefits of visiting a restaurant with their friends and family. 1. Choose the Right Restaurant If your loved one requires special accommodations, make…

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Debunking the Common Stereotypes About Older Adults in El Dorado, CA
Debunking the Common Stereotypes About Older Adults in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on June 20, 2017

Stereotypes of older adults are found in everything from print advertising to movies and television shows, which has led to many misconceptions about the aging process. By looking beyond these stereotypes, it becomes easier to understand and communicate with the senior adult in your life. All Seniors Are Unhappy and Lonely Changes associated with aging may put seniors at risk for depression and isolation, but the stereotype that all seniors…

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The Health Benefits of Bingo for Aging Adults in El Dorado, CA
The Health Benefits of Bingo for Aging Adults in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on June 6, 2017

Bingo is often popular among seniors because it is fun and does not require difficult movements. However, it provides more benefits than just simple amusement. Playing this game can actually have impressive effects on a senior’s overall health. Bingo can be a great hobby for your elderly loved one because of these six benefits. 1. Provides Valuable Mental Exercise Bingo is an excellent way to keep the brain active in…

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Fun Activities for Aging Adults to Do Recreationally in El Dorado, CA
Fun Activities for Aging Adults to Do Recreationally in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on May 23, 2017

Engaging in recreational activities can reduce stress and help seniors maintain their wellbeing. Here are a few local senior-friendly activities in El Dorado County your senior loved one may find beneficial. 1. Tennis The Promontory Community Park at 2700 Alexandra Drive hosts tennis lessons on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Seniors will learn the basics of playing tennis, fundamentals of match play, and the most effective techniques. Aside from being…

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Healthy Foods Senior Stroke Survivors Should Include in Their Diets in El Dorado, CA
Healthy Foods Senior Stroke Survivors Should Include in Their Diets in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on May 9, 2017

Senior stroke survivors will need to make significant changes to their everyday lifestyles during the recovery process, including changes to their diets. Eating healthy foods can help seniors lower their blood pressure and cholesterol and boost their cardiovascular health. However, they often need encouragement and assistance to maintain a nutritious diet. Senior stroke survivors can benefit greatly from receiving professional in-home stroke care. El Dorado County, CA, Home Care Assistance…

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in El Dorado, CA
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By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on April 18, 2017

Being outdoors for a few hours every week provides seniors with a variety of benefits, including better cognitive and physical health. If your loved one has a serious health condition or limited mobility and needs motivation to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle, a professional caregiver can help. Performing daily tasks while simultaneously managing the symptoms of a serious illness can be challenging for seniors. The El Dorado County live-in…

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How the SB833 Legislation Affects the Elderly in California in El Dorado, CA
How the SB833 Legislation Affects the Elderly in California in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on April 4, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the SB833 Legislation into law in 2016. This legislation reforms the Medi-Cal program, California’s version of Medicaid. Thanks to this law, seniors and their assets are better protected.  Seniors and their families should inform themselves about the implications of the SB833. If you are family caregiver who needs assistance while caring for a senior loved one, consider hiring a professional caregiver. Some seniors need occasional…

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