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An elderly couple in their kitchen surrounded by fruits and vegetables to eat healthier.

Nutrition and Meal Planning for Seniors in the Southwest

As we age, different things affect the foods we enjoy eating. Many people experience changes in their taste buds as they age. Some seniors also notice changes in their appetites from the various medications they take. Seniors can also face dietary challenges from changes in dental health and mobility issues. However, with the proper meal…

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An assisted living worker pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair through the facility.

Guide to Moving a Family Member From Home Care to Assisted Living

While transitioning a family member to an assisted living community is never easy, it’s important to remember you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 27 million adults will require long-term care by 2050. Keep reading to learn more. Assisted Living Versus Home Care What Is Home Care? According…

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An older woman experiencing a SAD episode with the change of seasons.

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder in Seniors

According to the American Psychiatric Association, about 5% of adults in the U.S. experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Unlike feelings of sadness all Americans face, a SAD episode is chronic, long-term, and can have lasting effects on an individual’s life. If you have an elderly loved one who you think is experiencing feelings associated with SAD, you…

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A woman smiling as she walks in seasonal weather. She has a long sleeve with a hoodie tied around her waist and is also wearing sunglasses.

Managing Chronic Conditions in Seasonal Weather for Seniors

With climate change, we tend to be more concerned with the effects of hot weather on seniors. While heat-related illnesses are a huge concern, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIH), seniors are more likely to be at risk for cold weather-related health issues as well. This is particularly true with seniors already dealing…

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Two elderly people walking while holding hands in the summer.

Summer Heat Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer heat waves can be miserable for anyone, but they can be downright dangerous for seniors. According to Harvard Medicine Magazine, as many as 12,000 people die in the U.S. annually from heat-related illnesses, and roughly 80% of these people are over the age of 60. Keep reading to learn more and find summer safety…

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A nursing home nurse is holding the shoulder of a dementia patient, providing comfort.

Dealing With Dementia: Strategies for Nursing Home Staff

It’s estimated that over 55 million people worldwide have dementia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The slow decline and sudden emotional changes of an individual with dementia make it one of the most challenging diseases to care for. Skilled nursing facilities can help alleviate some of this burden as faculty are trained to…

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Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home: Making the Right Choice for Your Loved One

As our loved ones age, the subject of nursing homes and whether they would be a good fit are often topics that may be brought up in conversations about future care. During this conversation, many people will encounter different facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. It’s important to know the…

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Dental Care Tips for Elderly Individuals

It’s no secret that to live a longer and fuller life; you need to maintain good mental and physical health and wellness. This commitment to wellness extends to your oral health as well. At Haven Health, we help your aging loved ones by providing the care they deserve in a safe, supportive, and structured environment.…

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