LIFE ElderCare
43 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

LIFE ElderCare volunteer brings joy to residents of group care home.

LIFE ElderCare volunteer brings joy to residents of group care home. | LIFE ElderCare | Scoop.it
A rapidly growing number of older men and women are finding themselves isolated and alone. In many cases this occurs because family members move away to take jobs in other cities, or long time frie...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

Tri-City Voice Newspaper - Whats Happening - Fremont, Union City, Newark, California

Loneliness and Functional Declines in Older Adults

 

We all know the sayings: 'a task shared is half as difficult' or 'many hands make for light work.' Could it be that a task is easier when done by more people - or does having someone to share the experience help us function more effectively? A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, "Loneliness in Older Persons," highlights the connection between loneliness and functional decline.

 

From 2002 through 2008, the study asked 1,604 seniors if they felt left out, isolated, or lacked companionship - all predictors of loneliness. Among the participants, 43% reported feeling lonely. Lonely individuals were more likely to experience a decline in their mobility and their ability to perform daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing and getting around in the home. Loneliness was also associated with an increased risk of death.

 

Given the number of health and social issues that health care providers must prioritize, the identification and treatment of loneliness may seem to be outside the scope of medical practice. Yet many health care providers may be missing a key "risk factor" of poor health.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

Enid Borden To Leave Meals On Wheels - The NonProfit Times

Enid Borden To Leave Meals On Wheels - The NonProfit Times | LIFE ElderCare | Scoop.it
The NonProfit TimesEnid Borden To Leave Meals On WheelsThe NonProfit TimesMeals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) in Alexandria, Va.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

REAL Connections helps elderly in their daily lives - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

REAL Connections helps elderly in their daily livesInland Valley Daily BulletinREAL Connections helps elderly in their daily lives. Suzanne Sproul, Staff Writerdailybulletin.com. Created: 07/21/2012 08:34:15 PM PDT.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

Elderly falls can lead to chronic pain, depression, hopelessness and strained family relationships. LIFE ElderCare’s Falls Prevention Program can help.

A recent Canadian study has demonstrated that, among participants aged 50 and older, those with hip and vertebral fractures were more likely to die during a 5-year follow-up than those without thes...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

Meals On Wheels or frozen dinners, what is the better choice for older adults?

Meals On Wheels or frozen dinners, what is the better choice for older adults? | LIFE ElderCare | Scoop.it
Choosing frozen dinners over home-cooked meals is something we all do occasionally.  It’s fast, easy and fills us up when we’re tired or in a hurry.  But for seniors, who often live alone and have ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

In Home Elder Care Services & Elder Care Programs – LIFE ElderCare

LIFE ElderCare offers in home elder care services and elder care programs for seniors and is referred by many health care, medical and social service organizations in Fremont, Newark and Union City, California.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

A new era of Meals on Wheels..

Last week I took on the Marketing & Sales position at Calgary Meals on Wheels. What drew me to this 47 year old not-for-profit organization (aside from  amazing staff and volunteers), was the o...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

Community Care of Central Wisconsin initiative fosters connections for disabled, elderly

The potential to enrich the lives of disabled and elderly adults is increased significantly when they are able to establish connections in the community where they live, said Jim Canales, chief executive officer of Community Care of Central Wisconsin.

A new initiative by CCCW is aimed at furthering the integration of its more than 3,300 disabled and elderly adult members into a variety of facets of their communities.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

Scientists Weigh In on Fall Prevention

Scientists Weigh In on Fall Prevention | LIFE ElderCare | Scoop.it
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently offered three recommendations for adults at risk for falls in the home.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

An intern's perspective: Week 5, Bianca | Meals On Wheels of ...

An intern's perspective: Week 5, Bianca | Meals On Wheels of ... | LIFE ElderCare | Scoop.it
For more information about becoming an intern at Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County, please send an e-mail to jessica AT mealsonwheels.org. Bianca Montes, journalism intern, UT–Arlington journalism senior ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

Having trouble walking may signal cognitive decline in seniors.

Four new studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2012 suggest that observing how an older person walks may have some predictive value in assessing their futu...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

Six things you need to know about senior dehydration

1. Seniors can become dehydrated and not feel thirsty. True. The aging process results in a decreased sensation of thirst, therefore a senior can be in the advanced stages of dehydration before fee...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

Friends Make Our World

Friends Make Our World | LIFE ElderCare | Scoop.it
Being a Friendly Visitor is a very special experience that brings together both people of different cultures, as well as people who share a common bond. For the past two and a half years, Margot, 9...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by LIFE ElderCare
Scoop.it!

Scientists Weigh In on Fall Prevention - Senior Living Information Blog

Scientists Weigh In on Fall Prevention - Senior Living Information Blog | LIFE ElderCare | Scoop.it
With the way the heat has been lately I know it's hard to get our daily dose of Vitamin D, but here's an article from New Old Age, that proves the importance of getting enough especially for seniors. Luckily, there...
more...
No comment yet.