Losing Weight & Feeling Great After 70

Anything worthwhile takes time and effort, and that’s certainly true for maintaining a healthy weight. It may seem even more difficult for older adults to lose the extra pounds that can lead to serious health concerns. Research shows that as many as 25% of seniors in America over age 65 are obese, placing them at

2018-07-02T21:22:57-04:00February 15th, 2018|Older Adult Issues|

Working Toward a Stress-Free Heart

Life is full of stressors, and high levels of stress have been linked to a number of health concerns, particularly for the heart. The good news, however, is that taking steps today to reduce and better manage the stress in your life can help protect your heart and improve your overall quality of life. THE

2018-07-01T15:48:05-04:00February 1st, 2018|Benefits of Home Care|

Helping Seniors Stay Flu Free

As we kick off the New Year and resolve to make lifestyle changes to improve our health, one of the top resolutions on our list should be to steer clear of coming down with the flu – particularly for seniors, who are more susceptible to complications from the flu. At THE MEDICAL TEAM, our goal

2018-07-01T15:39:08-04:00January 15th, 2018|Benefits of Home Care|

Conquer Winter Blues with Companion Care

Many of us feel a bit more sluggish during the shorter days of winter, and older adults are no exception. One possible cause is seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which can mimic depression and other mental health conditions, but can also be effectively treated once accurately diagnosed. Symptoms of SAD can vary widely, and may include

2018-06-30T15:50:11-04:00January 1st, 2018|Older Adult Issues|

Therapeutic Activities for Each Stage of Alzheimer’s

Although each person experiences Alzheimer’s disease uniquely, the disease typically progresses through three main stages, and each stage brings with it different challenges to address in order to provide the best level of care. Understanding these stages, and where a senior falls within the continuum, can help in delivering the most appropriate therapeutic approach. THE

2017-12-28T00:33:37-05:00December 20th, 2017|Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Senior Activities|

Helping Older Adults Beat the Winter Holiday Blues

The holiday season truly feels like a wonderful time of the year for so many people, but for some older adults it can bring about feelings of wistfulness and loneliness. Loss of loved ones, physical challenges, and remembrances of seasons past can dampen the holiday spirit for seniors. Fortunately, we can all help brighten the

2017-12-28T00:47:32-05:00December 8th, 2017|Benefits of Home Care|
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