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Pioneer HomeCare Health Talk Topic : Weight Loss Individuals who are obese or overweight are more likely to develop life threatening diseases. Being overweight can also hamper and lessen the quality of life you live. It is important to maintain an ideal body weight together with regular exercise and a healthy diet. To know more about our company, visit us at : www.pioneerhomecare.in
Pioneer HomeCare Health Tips: An unhealthy lifestyle is usually the cause of unusually high cholesterol level in your body. Too much bad cholesterol in your body can cause cardiovascular diseases. People with high cholesterol are encouraged to go through a lifestyle change by sticking to a healthy diet, exercise and avoiding tobacco smoke. Taking medications will also lower your blood cholesterol level.
Aging and the Dangers of Loneliness : There are many physical, emotional, and psychological factors affecting the quality of health in seniors. Aging comes with a variety of physical problems. To alleviate these challenges, seniors often move to nursing homes or have in-home care to help them with their ailments and day-to-day activities. A senior’s mental health can seriously impact their physical well-being and loneliness can play a big part in that. Seniors often experience feelings of loneliness and depression that have a severe negative impact on their health. The Indian Psychological Association reported that an estimated 12 million Indians, aged 65 and older, live alone. Unfortunately, the likelihood that many seniors are living without a spouse, significant other, or children is alarming when you consider the fact that this is where most social interaction comes from. Our number of social connections becomes increasingly smaller as we age. Some reasons for this include: 1. Retirement from the workforce 2. Death of friends & family 3. Lack of physical ability 4. Loss of driving privileges 5. Poor health When a person’s social interaction becomes limited, loneliness and depression can become overwhelming. Loneliness affects us emotionally, but can also affect us neurologically. Cognitive decline and the risk of developing dementia has been linked to perceived loneliness, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences states that both social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality. They also report that illnesses and conditions such as chronic lung disease, arthritis, impaired mobility, and depression can be attributed to social isolation. This puts a big spotlight on the importance of identifying and dealing with loneliness early. We know that depression only worsens social isolation and in turn keeps people from participating in social events, being active, and being of service – all of which can seriously diminish the feelings of loneliness. It’s important for aging adults and the people that care for them to understand how loneliness can affect a person 65 or older, and how to prevent that emotional and physical wear. Ways To Reduce Effects Of Loneliness: Seniors can immediately begin to feel overall improvement in their emotional state and quality of life by increasing social involvement and there are several ways that can happen. Volunteering – being of service and being involved in the community are two ways that people can find social interaction. Helping people in hospitals, community care centers, and children’s programs are great ways for older citizens to find appreciation and feel a sense of involvement. Community Activities – community activities like farmer’s markets, support groups, and sports groups are a great way for seniors to make friends and develop connections. For retired individuals, many towns and cities provide opportunity for seniors to connect with younger people to be mentors and sponsors and find fulfillment. Senior Neighborhoods – living in a 55 and older neighborhood with other retirees is a great place to meet new people and build connections. Since these neighborhoods only allow a certain age group to move in, there is less stress for seniors who cannot handle a noisy or busy neighborhood. Companion Home Care - companionship is another option that will improve overall well being. Often companionship is accomplished while participating in the above activities, but venturing out may be too physically demanding. Companion home care can be a great solution in your own home. Stimulating conversation, games, light exercise, even someone to watch TV with can lift spirits and ease loneliness. There are so many ways that seniors can find fulfillment when they don’t have family or friends nearby. Making friends and developing different connections is a great way decrease loneliness and depression and help improve quality of life and health. Remind yourself to get up, get active, and get out there! Life is happening – you just need to reach out to it. Visit www.pioneerhomecare.in to learn more. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment +91 9100 444 991.
Tips For Eating Well As You Age: Nutritious meals are important for keeping seniors healthy, and focusing on meal preparation can be a great way to eat well. As we age, our metabolic rates slow and many older people are not consuming foods and beverages that contain sufficient nutrients. This can lead to chronic fatigue, depression and a weakened immune system. Take a look at these quick tips for eating better and increasing your quality of life as you age. Eat "good" fats: Enjoy fatty foods that are healthy for you and rich in omega-3s. Foods like salmon, flax, avocado and walnuts are all great options. These healthy fats can help the body to fight heart disease by controlling "bad" LDL cholesterol levels and raising "good" HDL cholesterol levels. Make fiber a staple: Eating fiber has many benefits for the elderly, especially in the realm of digestion. Fiber can also keep you feeling full and help ward off chronic diseases. Foods like quinoa, veggies, fruits and whole grain cereals are packed with fiber. Vitamin D: Keep bones healthy and strong with foods containing vitamin D. Fortified foods like milk, eggs and cereal contain Vitamin D and vitamin D supplements are good ways to incorporate Vitamin D into your diet. As we age, the body cannot absorb as much calcium as it needs, so these extra vitamin D-rich foods will help seniors get the recommended amount. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment +91 9100 444 991.
Pioneer Homecare Health Talk: Diabetes, often known as diabetes mellitus is a disease where your pancreas does not produce enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that will convert the food in our body, mainly sugar and starches into energy that is needed in order to function normally. It is a serious and life-long disease. There are three types of Diabetes known to man today.
Pioneer HomeCare Health Tips: High Blood Pressure and Management People with high blood pressure are more likely to suffer heart diseases. High blood pressure is also dubbed as a “silent killer” because it sometimes has no initial symptoms.
Pioneer HomeCare Updates Health Talk Topic : Strep Throat Strep throat is a disease common among children and teenagers. It is caused by a bacterial infection characterized by a swollen, sudden and severe sore throat and tonsils. Not all sore throats are strep throats; in fact they are different because an ordinary sore throat is caused by a viral infection and will usually clear up on their own without any medication. Strep throat is contagious and can be passed down from person to person especially when an uninfected person inhales the tiny droplets that an infected person has coughed, sneezed or breathed. Other symptoms include fever, pain when you swallow, swollen lymph nodes, rashes and white or yellow spots on the back of the throat. If left untreated, it could lead to other serious health diseases like rheumatic fever which can cause permanent damage to the heart, scarlet fever, kidney disease or blood infection. Antibiotics for 10 days is usually prescribed by a doctor as medication for strep throat. You should make sure to finish taking the antibiotics even if you feel better or else some bacteria can remain and the symptoms will return. To know more about our company, visit us at : www.pioneerhomecare.in
How to Get Your Elderly Parents to Bathe : When he/she was young, they never liked being told what to do. Now, at old age, they are adamantly refuses all requests to take a shower. they didn’t seem to notice the body odor or stringy hair that were so off-putting to friends and family. Refusing to bathe is not uncommon among the elderly for a variety of reasons. And, unfortunately, the more you hint, suggest or request they take a bath or shower, the more they seem to push back at that idea. So, if your elderly parents are like this, here are a few things you can try to get them in the shower or bath. 1. Address their physical concerns. If they are afraid of falling in the tub or shower, install grab rails. Maybe a walk-in tub or a shower chair would make them more comfortable. To prevent scalding hot water, adjust the water heater temperature. 2. Make it a part of their regular routine. “Okay, Mom, It’s Tuesday morning, time to take your shower.” 3. Give them a choice. “Would you like to take a shower, or a bath?” 4. Give them a reason to bathe. “Take a shower and get dressed. We are all going out to dinner.” 5.Convince them how fresh and clean they will feel. 6. Talk to their doctor. Maybe he or she could write them a “prescription” to bathe once or twice a week. If these ideas don’t work, you still have options. One is to make sure that Mom and Dad are cleaning their face, groin, armpits and under skin folds daily. If that is too much for them or you to take care of, there is help available. Pioneer HomeCare caregivers are trained in the best ways to assist people who need help bathing and those who need convincing to bathe. Contact our Pioneer HomeCare Agency for more information. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of life and independence possible. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment +91 9100 444 991. For more info about our services Visit us at: www.pioneerhomecare.in
The Most Important Nutrients for Seniors: Proper nutrition is important at any age, but for seniors it can play an even bigger role in overall health. Including the right foods in an older adult's diet is a critical aspect of senior care, because not getting the right nutrients can not only make it difficult to manage certain chronic conditions, but it also may put seniors at a greater risk for fatigue and other maladies. Meal preparation is often a cornerstone of senior care, and there are a few things that should be taken into consideration when crafting a senior's healthy diet. Perhaps most importantly, caregivers should make a point to limit the sodium content of their patients' food. Keeping sodium content low will help seniors manage their blood pressure, which is often one of the greatest risk factors for cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease and stroke. To avoid high-sodium foods, caregivers should focus on fruits and vegetables. It's also important for seniors to eat nutrient-dense foods. Some of the best nutrients include calcium, vitamin D and potassium, but omega-3 fatty acids may offer the most benefits. Commonly found in fish, but also present in kidney beans, flaxseed and spinach, the nutrient has been tied to everything from better heart health to improved cognitive function. Eating the right foods is key to senior health for many reasons. According to the National Institutes of Health, a healthy diet will provide seniors with more energy and help them stave off diseases. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment +91 9100 444 991. For more info about our services Visit us at: www.pioneerhomecare.in
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