Elder Living Resources (08)
Senior Living Guide
With so many advances in the field of geriatrics and senior health, there are more options than ever for elders to take good care of themselves. This site features information on Alzheimerís disease, arthritis, coronary artery disease, diabetes, disease prevention, elder care, hypertension, heart health, exercise for seniors, sexual health, strokes, vascular disease, osteoporosis, Parkinsonís disease and more. Click on a topic and it explains what the condition is and how you can prevent it and deal with it. New treatments are discussed for each, as well as information on medical screening. With so many advances in senior health, itís important to read up on them and this is a great place to start.
Traveling with Senior Citizens
Get a personal account of traveling overseas with this useful article. In it, a woman discusses traveling to Italy with her 78-year-old mother. The first thing you should do is surrender to the primary focus of the trip; this one is not all about you, it is about your beloved elderly parent, grandparent, friend, or relative. You must adjust your very notion of travel, time, agendas, schedules, and goals; I found that I was constantly reminding myself that I have plenty more trips in my future and this one would be solely for my Mom and I to enjoy together, says the other. She also recommends considering the destination, as some seniors arenít as mobile. The author also used a house rental instead of a hotel, which provided more comfort for her mother. Get some useful tips as a caregiver if you want to plan a trip with an elderly citizen.
Living Environments for Elderly Citizens
As people age, their mental and physical abilities may decline. Thatís why people have researched environmental living design features to help seniors live better and easier. These features include automatic turn-offs on stove burners, stove controls on the front of the stove, having D-shaped door and cabinet handles and single-level faucets in the kitchen and bathroom. This site includes information to help elders live more safely by designing smart interior spaces. Useful tips are featured.
Senior Scam Prevention and Safety
Seniors need to be very careful when it comes to scams. Scammers know they can be vulnerable to scams, and target elderly citizens. This page includes information on security and safety issues with regard to preventing scams, and gives information to seniors to avoid home security scams, charity scams, home repair scams, identity theft, sweepstakes scams and vacation scams. The site includes links to topics such as fire safety, how to report fraud and more. The site has information to contact the state in the event of a scam, as well as information on adult protective services, elder rights, disability services and more. Brought to you by the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department.
Health for Seniors Guides on Nutrition.gov
Nutrition.gov offers you this list of guides about healthy living for seniors. This page has links to articles to different US government agencies and institutions such as the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or the US Health Department, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Diabetes Education Program, and USA.gov. Some of the tips are in downloadable PDF form. This includes the five ways on how seniors can be more physically active, long list of healthy foods for seniors, and a compilation of resources on general nutrition for consumers.