Senior Issues

Important Habits for Senior UTI-Prevention

UTIs are not only uncomfortable, left untreated they can cause kidney failure and bloodstream infections. Because of those potential risks, if you’re currently caring for an aging in place loved one, learning how to recognize and prevent UTIs in seniors is important. What follows are some UTI-prevention habits that every senior should practice.

By |2024-03-18T13:28:03-04:00November 2, 2020|Categories: Senior Issues|Tags: , , , , |

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes in Elderly Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly six million Americans aged 65-and-older have diabetes, with another 23 million seniors classified as being prediabetic. Unfortunately, many seniors with diabetes don’t even realize they have it. But left untreated, diabetes can cause serious health problems affecting the kidneys, heart, brain, eyes and feet.

By |2024-03-18T13:28:39-04:00July 20, 2020|Categories: Senior Issues|Tags: , , , , , |

Tips for Assisting a Senior with Incontinence

Millions of Americans live with urinary incontinence, an oftentimes embarrassing condition that causes their bodies to accidentally leak urine. Sometimes aging in place seniors with poor bladder control become less active and even socially isolated, which can place their health and well-being at risk. If you’re currently looking after a senior with incontinence, helping them enjoy a higher quality of life is possible when using these tips.

By |2024-03-18T13:28:40-04:00July 13, 2020|Categories: Senior Issues|Tags: , , , , |
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