Categories for Healthy Elders

Enhancing Seniors’ Well-Being: Activities of Daily Living for Optimal Independence

July 21, 2023
female senior brushing her hair

As individuals age, maintaining independence and a high quality of life become significant priorities. Engaging in activities of daily living (ADLs) plays a crucial role in promoting the well-being and autonomy of seniors. ADLs encompass a range of essential tasks necessary for self-care, mobility, and independence. This article explores various activities of daily living for seniors, highlighting their importance in promoting physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Personal Care Activities Personal care activities are fundamental for seniors to maintain their hygiene, grooming, and overall well-being. Tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and oral care contribute significantly to seniors’ physical health and... View Article

How Can We Improve Seniors Lives?

January 19, 2022

When we enter the world, our parents are generally dedicated to giving us everything we need to be healthy, happy, and well adjusted. As we advance into our senior years, we slowly transition into needing more and more care. This can be difficult for seniors themselves as well as their families to face. But with care and forethought, we can help our elders to get the most out of life, to be fulfilled, and to enjoy the peace and dignity that they have earned and deserve. The good news is that none of the ways we can help improve the... View Article

Why is Assisted Living for Seniors so Expensive?

January 29, 2021
holding patient hands

Most Assisted living facilities in the Los Angeles county –including areas such as Beverly Hills, Pasadena or Palos Verdes – range from $6,000 to $10,000 per month. This can be a sizeable expense for many seniors, so many people often ask us why it is so expensive. It comes down to many factors but the most important is the large staff required to run an assisted facility. Assisted living facilities will have trained staff in areas from Activities, Nursing, and HR. Furthermore, the heart of these facilities are the caregivers who provide much of the day to day care to... View Article

COVID-19 Care Plans

January 19, 2021
cotton mask and hand sanitizer

During this terrible global pandemic, Seniors have been put in the most difficult position of all. This is especially true if you have been admitted to a hospital and are about to get discharged. From the hospital, you may be looking at continuing rehab in a Skilled Nursing Facility or going home. If you still need care, a SNF may be appropriate under normal conditions. However, due to COVID-19, many SNFs are challenged with caring for COVID-19 residents and this puts all facility residents, including you, at risk. In these challenging times, your home is the SAFEST place you can... View Article

How to Respond to Ebola and Other Health Threats

October 28, 2014
Senior Health Flu

How Serious are This Year’s Seasonal Illnesses? The Ebola virus is the current headline-making illness, with the terms “epidemic” and “panic” appearing over and over on the evening news. We feel like we have been down this road before, when the swine flu and mad cow disease were the diseases everyone was afraid of. Should we be taking special measures to protect ourselves and our senior loved ones from Ebola, or can we assume that we are safe? While we seek a balanced, prudent approach to this mysterious new threat, doctors want to make sure that we don’t fail to... View Article