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It’s Never Too Late to Give Up Smoking

September 20th, 2018 by John Wilson

People start smoking for a number of reasons and at various ages. While some people are able to quit when they are younger, others continue smoking well into their senior years, even while in Oklahoma assisted living. The good news is there are so many more options available for quitting today than there were years… Read More »

Best Multivitamins for Seniors

September 18th, 2018 by John Wilson

As you get older, your appetite can change dramatically, which may mean you don’t get as much essential nutrients as you should. While assisted living communities in Oklahoma make sure their residents get the foods they need to remain healthy, multivitamins can be an excellent addition to any senior’s diet. It all lies in choosing… Read More »

7 Effective Exercises for Seniors in Wheelchairs

September 13th, 2018 by John Wilson

Several studies prove wheelchair users are uniquely susceptible to a variety of physical problems, which all stem from lack of muscle use. However, there are certain exercises senior care services in OKC recommend to help keep seniors who are wheelchair-bound in better health. The following exercises are effective options to ensure active seniors. Endurance Cycling… Read More »

When Helicopter Parents Become Helicopter Children

September 11th, 2018 by John Wilson

Most people have heard the term “helicopter parent” at one time or another. This term typically refers to parents that are on constant watch over their children and typically step in to resolve any and all issues their child may face. However, once these individuals age, they may find their children begin treating them in… Read More »

Six Books About Growing Old You Should Read

September 6th, 2018 by John Wilson

Growing old is something that happens to all of us. It cannot be avoided and is the one thing that is certain in life for everyone. For those living in senior communities and assisted living centers, the age game has been going on for a while. However, even if you think you are a pro… Read More »

Unintentional Weight Loss in the Elderly: Should I Be Concerned?

September 4th, 2018 by John Wilson

The consequences of suddenly losing a lot of weight can be quite severe for seniors, but the most serious of them all is an increase in mortality rates. Studies have shown there is a strong connection between a sudden drop in body weight and an increased risk of health side effects. Muscle wasting occurs most… Read More »

6 Great Ideas for Senior Care Packages

August 30th, 2018 by John Wilson

While the vast majority of assisted living communities in OKC strive to make their facilities as comfortable as possible for their residents, you may find your senior loved one still misses some of the things they used to enjoy back when they still lived completely independently. They may not be able to indulge in some… Read More »

5 Signs Your Aging Parent Is Stressed: Here’s How to Help

August 28th, 2018 by John Wilson

According to society, stress is an ailment that only plagues the relatively young. People tend to ignore signs of stress in anyone too young or too old to participate in the workforce, a fact that is undeniably unfortunate. In reality, stress knows no age limit. Even if you believe your senior loved one, for instance,… Read More »

Touring Assisted Living Homes: Should You Take Your Parent With You?

August 23rd, 2018 by John Wilson

After months or maybe even years of deliberation, you’ve finally reached a tough decision. You’ve chosen to place your senior loved one in assisted living housing in OKC. While this choice isn’t easy for any family, it is often the best choice for your parents’ well-being. Once someone becomes unable to live on their own,… Read More »

Is Coffee Beneficial or Harmful for Seniors?

August 21st, 2018 by John Wilson

It seems most people can’t get through the morning without at least one strong cup of coffee. You probably remember your parents indulging in a cup or two at breakfast when you were a child. There’s a good chance they still enjoy a mug full of coffee, even now. However, is that really good for… Read More »