Tips for Keeping Your Medications Straight

Posted by The Goodman Group on Apr 27, 2017 1:19:34 PM

Often times when organizing, we can overlook our vitamins and pills. Adults 65 and older use more medicine daily than any other age group in the United States, accounting for 34 percent of all prescription medication, according to the National Council on Patient Information and Education. Family members and caregivers can assist their loved ones by helping them keep track of their medications and make sure they're taken at the right time, and in the correct dosage. Between 40 and 75 percent of older people do not take their medications correctly, according to the Council.

Here are six tips for effective medication management, either for yourself or your loved one.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips

The Incredible Impact of Spiritual Care for Residents [VIDEO]

Posted by Hutch Walch on Apr 4, 2017 10:59:22 AM

“Spiritual care is huge for all of us, not just our residents,” says Hutch Walch, Director of Spirituality for The Goodman Group. “One of the most important parts of this program is mindfulness. It’s about not worrying about yesterday, and not even thinking about tomorrow, but to just enjoy the day ahead.”

Hutch says the Soaring for Seniors program starts by assessing needs and offering support. “We’re intervening, and we’re connecting residents with programs,” he says. “We’re spending hours with them and we’re reconnecting them with family.”

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Elderly Dehydration: Risks and Preventative Measures

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 31, 2017 9:16:24 AM

Proper hydration is a key component of healthy living. However,. according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, one in three older adults may not drink enough fluids each day due to physical and physiological changes common to aging.  

Dehydration can be a very serious condition for anyone, but as one ages, a person grows more susceptible to the condition. For seniors, as well as their families, it’s important to be able to recognize the early symptoms of dehydration and to take the appropriate steps to prevent it.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips

Sleep and Aging: The Importance of a Good Night's Rest

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 2, 2017 2:04:50 PM

March is Sleep Awareness Month and a good time to remind ourselves just how important a good night's sleep can be for our health and overall wellbeing. Making sure we’re getting enough quality sleep becomes even more important as we age because the aging process can produce changes in sleep patterns.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips