The Importance Of Foot Care For Seniors

The Importance Of Foot Care For Seniors

Most seniors are not flexible or mobile enough to address their own foot care. However, that does NOT mean that this is something that you should forgo altogether. If you want to learn more about the importance of senior foot care, we will offer you a few insights. Why Is Foot Care Important? Even though people understand that foot care can make your feet look nice and presentable, few people know that looking at one’s feet can provide insight to their overall health. You might have larger problems when you notice changes in shape, chipping, or discoloration of the toenails. One group that is especially at risk of foot problems is seniors who …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health

Signs You May Need To See A Doctor

Some seniors (and other people as well) tend to avoid seeing the doctor as much as possible. Many people are afraid to disrupt their life and go to the hospital. While rest and fluids might be enough for a regular cold, there are some more serious symptoms that require you to find help. We want to offer you a number of different signs that will tell you that you should visit the hospital. Sign #1 – Skin Changes Because their outer layer of skin is thinner and more susceptible to breakage, seniors are more at risk of skin infections. If it becomes infected and goes untreated, even a tiny cut could become a severe drug-resistant infection. Whil …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health

Meditation Tips For Seniors

People are spending more time and energy than ever before on improving their overall well-being. Many seniors are not just relying on their doctor, but also turning towards holistic approaches to relieve their stress. If you want to become calmer and reduce your overall anxiety levels, we have a few tips to get you started. Pick The Right Locale For You Where you choose to perform your meditation plays an important role in meditation itself. Some people prefer to meditate in complete silence, while others do not mind being in a noisy environment. It is a good idea to experiment with a number of different places and try to find out what works …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

How To Cope With A Decreasing Sense Of Smell

There are millions of Americans over the age of 55 who have a problem with their sense of smell. In fact, it is a problem that affects around 24 percent of seniors. Presbyosmia – the loss of smell – is not preventable. There are a number of unexpected ways that it can affect a senior’s life. We want to provide you with a few different issues related to losing your sense of smell that you might not have thought about before. Food May Taste Differently – Problems With eating If you have a head cold, you have experienced that food does not taste great. Your olfactory cells are unable to detect the scent of food when your nose is stuffed up. You …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

Tips To Help Ease Digestion For Seniors

There are a number of different health issues that commonly plague seniors. These range from memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease all the way to chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure. There are normal aches and pains for older people to deal with. Even though digestion issues are common in seniors, there are a number of different ways that seniors can help ease their digestive processes. Tip #1 – Talk To Your Doctor Most people do not seek help because they assume slowed digestion is a symptom of being older. Because your doctor might be able to offer advice, it is still a good idea to seek out their expertise. A doctor might recomm …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health

Tips For Dealing With Allergies For Seniors

As the trees and flowers begin to bloom and winter officially comes to an end, it often becomes difficult for those who have allergies to enjoy the outdoors. Fighting off sneezing, watery eyes, and the sniffles can be a serious challenge, especially if you have issues like arthritis and chronic pain. If you want some tips on how to deal with your allergies, we have a few tips that seniors can use. Tip #1 – Take Allergy Medicine Many seniors already have medications that they are taking to deal with issues such as high blood pressure. It might be a good idea to take daily medication to reduce your symptoms if you have allergy symptoms. Your lo …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

How To Help Your Mind Stay Sharp

As people get older, their thought process slows down. Simple things (such as remembering where you left your house keys) might start to take a bit longer. Working out your brain is going to do the same as working your body – it is going to help you stay fit. By exercising your brain, you can improve your critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and overall memory. There are a number of different benefits that you can try. Tip #1 – Take Classes You shouldn’t stop learning, despite the fact that your school days are probably long gone. Learning new skills or trying new hobbies are going to keep your mind sharp. There are many differen …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

Cholesterol Tips For Seniors

There are many seniors who have issues with high cholesterol, and it is important that you make changes as quickly as possible to reduce issues with cardiac issues like heart attacks or stroke. If you are unsure where to start with lowering your cholesterol, we have a few different tips that are going to help. Make Sure To Eat Right You directly affect your good and bad cholesterol levels with what you eat. You might experience issues with high cholesterol if you eat foods that are high in saturated fats. Limit the intake of foods such as dairy, red meat, macaroni and cheese, and hamburgers. Even though it is OK to eat these items in smaller …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health, Senior Nutrition

Tips To Fall proof Your Home

We already know the importance of keeping our loved ones safe at home. If you are worried about falls, there are a few different ways that you can ensure that you reduce fall chances in seniors. Given how dangerous a fall can be for seniors, these tips should be taken into serious consideration. Tip #1 – Create clear walking paths You want to make sure that our loved one has a chance to walk around without issue. Make sure that there is space to walk freely by removing everyday clutter and moving small furniture out of the way. Things such as throw rugs, phone cords, small décor items, pet bowls, and bags can all cause a fall to occur. Tip #2 …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

Common Nutrition Tips for Seniors And The Reasons Behind Them

Chances are that you have heard a number of different nutrition tips that we will discuss below; but you might not know why this advice is so prevalent. There is often a misunderstanding or gap in how we think about these common nutrition tips. Because seniors are rarely given the reason behind these nutrition tips, we wanted to make sure that we take a moment and explain a number of them. Tip #1 – Eat More Protein Many of us have heard this recommendation before, but why are doctors telling us to take in more protein? Without enough protein, our body has a hard time maintaining its muscles and immune system. This makes movement challenging, …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health

Ways to Outlive Your Biogenetics

Most of us have accepted that there is no fountain of youth and our longevity is determined by our lifestyle habits and our genetics. Despite the fact that our family history is important, we are able to outlive our biogenetics by making a number of different changes. Engage In Hobbies/Interests Not only can these keep people interested in life and make them happy, but having something to do makes people live longer. Longevity gets a tremendous boost with a sense of purpose and happiness. It does not matter if you are walking, golfing, gardening, dancing, caring for a pet, or doing arts and crafts. Make Sure To Exercise Daily exercise is one …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle