Knowing the Right Time to Move to Memory Care | Hospice Home Care

Knowing the Right Time to Move to Memory Care

It can be difficult to watch parents age. It can be even more difficult to see aging loved ones struggle with memory issues. These people may struggle to remember basic tasks, may struggle to care for themselves, may wander or become a danger to themselves and may have personality changes that are difficult for those…

How Can Art Therapy Help? | St. Bernardine Apple Valley Hospice Care

How Can Art Therapy Help?

Art therapy is used in many sectors to help people feel calm and express themselves. It has found great success among seniors, including those who live independently at home as well as those who are in nursing facilities. Even seniors facing cognitive difficulties, such as dementia, have found great improvement psychologically as well as physiologically…

It Is Healthy Vision Month | St. Bernardine Apple Valley Hospice Care

It Is Healthy Vision Month

May marks the celebration of Healthy Vision Month, put on by the National Eye Institute. Eye health is vital throughout life because it is necessary for nearly all forms of work and play. However, seniors need to put a priority on their vision because of the numerous degenerative eye diseases that can gradually disrupt their…

How to Keep a Lookout for Oral Cancer | Apple Valley Hospice Care

How to Keep a Lookout for Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Over 49,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a form of oral cancer every year. Survival rates for oral cancer have not gotten better over the years with only 57% of those who are diagnosed surviving past the five-year mark. Oral cancer is more concerning than other…

Allergies in the Desert | Apple Valley Seniors Care Services & Hospice

Allergies in the Desert

While most seniors believe that the majority of seasonal allergies occur in areas with plenty of vegetation, those who move to California’s desert region are often surprised to learn that their allergies continue here and may even multiply. With spring right around the corner, seniors should take steps now to alleviate any allergy concerns. Allergies…

Good Sleep Tips for Seniors | Apple Valley Hospice Care

Good Sleep Tips for Seniors

Surprisingly, the sleep needs for seniors are not all that different than they are for adults of any age. However, most seniors feel that they do not get as restful a night’s sleep as they once did. They feel that they wake up early, have trouble getting to sleep or do not get enough deep…

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors | Apple Valley St. Bernardine Hospice Care

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

Seniors may not believe that New Year’s resolutions are worth the effort. After all, if they did not make progress on healthy living both physically and mentally in the early part of their lives, it may seem pointless to try now. However, there is no time like the present to begin making healthy changes that…

How Seniors Can Beat the Holiday Blues | Apple Valley Hospice Care

How Seniors Can Beat the Holiday Blues

As adults age, they may be beleaguered by feelings of discouragement and even depression throughout the year but especially during the holiday season. When Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, seniors notice the all-too-obvious changes that have occurred over the years, such as the inevitable illnesses and deaths of their friends and family, the lack of…

Seasonal Influenza Shots for Seniors | St. Bernardine Home Hospice Care

Seasonal Influenza Shots for Seniors

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, many seniors are still hesitant to receive seasonal influenza vaccinations, believing them to be unsafe or ineffective. Debunking some of these common myths and learning about the importance of this vaccination particularly for seniors is vital for continued health in the community and particularly in senior living communities…