I recently had the privilege of being a guest lecturer at MATC for a class on Gerontology. The class was comprised of future social workers and case managers looking to work in the aging industry. What a gift they turned out to be. I asked them, ” What does aging mean to you?”
What is creative aging? It is a term that has now grown into a meaningful movement for millions of baby boomers. Thanks to artist Angela Swan, the creative aging movement will be an integral part of Laurel Oaks Senior Community’s Lifestyle Programming throughout the year. Learn more.
Pharmacists are an integral member of your healthcare team. They look for interactions between the medications you’re taking, assess for correct dosages, and provide counsel to you on properly taking and storing medications. Pharmacists are also a resource for questions pertaining to insurances and payment options for medications. It pays to get to know your pharmacist and understand what to share with your pharmacist.
Fall prevention can be done. If you are over 65 and think it can’t happen to you, about one-third of the population over the age of 65 falls each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. Here are 7 simple tips to prevent falls:
As you might imagine, those who come to us have varying degrees of care needs – from those who might simply need help with medication management to those who have high care needs as a result of being medically frail. Medical frailty is somewhat common, yet preventing frailty in older adults is possible with the right steps.