Woodland Borden Care Fights Senior Depression

Depression is a serious concern in the aging community, especially among those with other health issues. According to the CDC, as little as 1% of seniors suffer from major depression, but that rises to as many as 13.5% in those who require care. Senior Living Facilities, such as Woodland Borden Care, fight an ongoing battle Read More

5 Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Staying healthy—or getting healthy—is important to most people, but it isn’t easy. Especially as we age, health problems multiply, and our resources for warding them off diminish. But there are still ways to keep the vim and vigor in one’s later years, and gardening is one of them. What are some of the health benefits Read More

Fighting Insomnia in Older Adults

Getting a good night’s sleep can make a huge difference in one’s physical and mental health. Unfortunately, many older adults struggle with insomnia. According to the National Institutes of Health, insomnia is a common sleep disorder that causes people to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting good quality sleep. If you have an Read More

Depression in the Elderly

According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, about 14 out of 86 suicides that take place daily in the United States are committed by senior citizens over the age of 65. Statistically, senior citizens are lower risk than teenagers and middle aged individuals when it comes to suicide. However, according to the Read More

How To Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation

Older Americans often endure social isolation, particularly those who live alone. While many people enjoy a certain level of solitude, social interaction can greatly increase your happiness and reduce depression. Here are four ways to ensure to combat this social isolation. 1. Provide Or Find Transportation Often social isolation occurs because an older person simply Read More

Animals – Therapy for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Patients

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” -George Eliot Animals are the perfect therapists and companions for individuals with Dementia / Alzheimer’s. They provide a huge amount of social support and unconditional love. Research shows that people with Dementia recognize a pet as friendly and non-threatening. When these Read More

Seniors & Depression: Some Common Signs

While scientists might not know exactly what causes depression, many factors can contribute to the development of depression. Sometimes people mistakenly believe that depression is a normal occurrence when one becomes elderly, but it is a medical issue and requires treatment. Here are a few common signs of depression that you might see in older Read More

Eden Alternative Philosophy of Nursing Care for the Elderly

According to a 2007 study done for Congress by Andrew R. Sommers, a Public Health Analyst, the mortality rate for persons born in the 20th century increased from about 47 years in 1900 to almost 78 years by the year 2004. In an interview conducted by Swedish journalist Henrik Lennart with American scientist and demographer Read More