Understand the natural changes that come with aging.
If you're considering long term care options for an aging parent or other loved one, start the discussions early. If you wait too long, an illness or injury may force a hasty decision that everyone may later regret. Start by helping your loved one compare various facilities, including services, prices and payment options. Listen to your loved one's preferences and concerns. If your loved one doesn't respond well to your efforts to talk about long term care, don't give up. Consider involving a trusted clergy member, doctor or attorney.
A cane can improve your balance and mobility. Consider the options.
A walker can provide balance and improve mobility. Understand how to use a walker.
No more 9 to 5 means a whole new approach to life. Here's how to embrace retirement with healthy habits that can make your golden years quality years.
Long-term care — Consider tips on choosing and paying for long-term health care.
Fall prevention — Take steps now to prevent falls and maintain your independence.
Have you ever tripped down the stairs? Slipped on a rug? It may seem silly, but falls are nothing to take lightly. Here are tips to fall-proof your home: 1. Keep electrical cords out of walking paths. 2. Securely fasten carpet, rugs and carpet runners to the floor. 3. Keep walkways and stairways free of clutter. 4. Use nonslip mats in the bathtub or shower.
Follow these simple steps to steer clear of driving risks that may develop as you age.
Sure, your genes affect your health. But your lifestyle, your environment and even chance may matter even more. What you eat, how much you exercise, how you manage stress, how much sleep you get and whether you smoke all play a role in whether you develop a heart condition. Stack the cards in your favor with healthy lifestyle choices.