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  1. The Critical Role of Exercise in the Elderly, and How Home Care Services Can Help

    According to the US Census Bureau, adults age 65 years and older are now the largest and fastest growing segment of our population – predicted to increase from 12% now to 20% by the year 2030. And incredibly, the number of seniors aged 85 and older will more than double, to as many as 8.5[…] Read More…

  2. Celebrate National Senior Fitness Day with These Exercises

    May has so many things to celebrate and honor: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, graduations, and the official kickoff to summer. However, there’s something else that we at Nightingale Homecare keep in mind each May: National Senior Fitness Day! Celebrated on May 25, this year’s theme is “Improve Your Health for a Better Self!” More than[…] Read More…

  3. How Exercise Can Help Seniors Improve Balance and Prevent Falls

    As we age, our balance can become more of a problem. There are many reasons for this loss of stability including: weakness in our hips and thighs which make walking more difficult, losing the ability to properly lift our feet making us more prone to stumble and poor posture. Although many other factors can cause[…] Read More…

  4. Can Brain Exercise Prevent Dementia?

    Love playing chess or taking on the newspaper crossword puzzle each week? You may be doing more than just upping your enjoyment factor; you may actually be keeping your brain healthy! According to recent studies, researchers believe activities that promote mental engagement such as games and puzzles, are linked with a decreased risk of a[…] Read More…

  5. The Link Between Exercise and Brain Function in Seniors

    A recent study published in the journal of Behavioral Brain Research has found that regular physical exercise for seniors does more than just offer physical benefits like stamina, strength, and cardiovascular health: it may also be the key to protecting against the decline of essential cognitive functions. For seniors regular exercise and the mental sharpness[…] Read More…