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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Short-Term Rehab Facility

What happens when an older parent or loved one is discharged from the hospital while recovering from an injury, surgery or illness but isn’t well enough to recover at home? What happens when he or she needs a temporary stay in a rehabilitation center to recover strength?

That’s what a short-term rehab facility is for. Luckily, here in Cincinnati, we have several top-notch facilities (including Episcopal Retirement Services’ Marjorie P. Lee retirement home) which serve the needs of physical rehab patients.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Your Elderly Parent or Grandparent

 

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Looking for ideas for your elderly mother or grandmother? Is she one of those types who says she doesn’t want or need anything, but you still want to do something special for her — something more original than the old standby of flowers and a nice card?

There are plenty of practical and heartwarming gift ideas for the senior women in your life. Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities and inspire your Mother’s Day shopping.

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How to Cheer Up an Elderly Parent in Short-Term Rehab

For seniors recovering from surgery, illness or injury, short-term stays in rehab facilities are sometimes necessary. Such stays can be difficult — not only for your elderly parent, but also for you.

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5 Spring Exercise Safety Tips for Seniors

Now that the weather is finally warming up and treacherous ice and snow are no longer a danger, it's a perfect time for seniors to get outdoors and enjoy some exercise. Walking, jogging, swimming and hiking are wonderful ways to stay fit while taking advantage of fresh spring air.

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4 Tips to Beat Common Winter Woes for Seniors

The winter can be hard for seniors to enjoy. The cold, snow and ice can keep many people cooped up indoors and make them less active. Or, for those brave souls who do venture outside, there can be an increased risk of falls and other injuries related to the cold temperatures. With that in mind, here are some quick tips for non-snowbirds to get through the winter with minimal risk to life and limb.

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What's in store for Marjorie P. Lee residents this month?

Marjorie P. Lee started off April on the right note as residents joined other local patrons of the arts for a special concert by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in appreciation of season ticket holders. No joke!

Take a look at what else we have in store now that spring has truly arrived.

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Some Wellness Decisions Have Senior Healthcare Consequences

The wellness decisions that older adults make have a direct consequences on senior healthcare. Smart wellness decisions, such as eating nutritious food and exercising regularly, keeps you healthier as you age. After the age of 55, healthy people do not require as much medical care as do unhealthy individuals. A person with uncontrolled diabetes, for example, would likely need medical intervention than someone without the conditions. Furthermore, a healthy person tends to gain more from medical treatments and suffer fewer complications.

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3 Steps to Active and Independent Senior Living

 

An active senior lifestyle is about more than exercising regularly, though senior fitness is a part of active living. Being active means living well and enjoying good health in every area of life as an older adult.

We sponsor a lot of great activities and outings that keep our residents living well here at Marjorie P. Lee, and we’ve found that events that best help older adults stay active and independent have 3 key features in common:

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Managing the 4 Top Senior Wellness Crises

Although Americans are enjoying longer lives, we aren’t necessarily seeing a corresponding rise in the health of older adults. In fact, just the opposite seems to be true. A new national report analyzing the health status of seniors in the United States finds a nationwide increase in rates of diseases like diabetes and other chronic conditions.

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Regular Exercise is the Key to Living Well as a Senior

 

You don’t need to look for a cure to aging. Getting older isn’t a disease.

What does need a cure, however, is the unhealthy lifestyle that many older Americans follow.

So instead of opting for expensive (and potentially harmful) antiaging treatments, try a senior wellness program. If you want a healthier, more active senior life, there’s no substitute for diet and exercise to keep you living well.

In our last blog, we talked about how making a commitment to eating well could reduce your risk for chronic disease and improve the quality of senior living.

Today, we’ll look at how regular exercise can benefit seniors.

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