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Summer Fun

Dudley's Home Healthcare - Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Summer is finally here to stay! Warm weather and sunshine makes everyone want to be outside and there are many fun ways that you and your Senior loved one can enjoy the outdoors. Make sure to be cautious with physical activities to be certain that your Senior loved one does not over exert him/herself. Also, keep your Senior loved one protected from the sun when planning outdoor activities by staying hydrated, applying sunscreen and wearing a hat. Here are a few examples of great summer senior activities:

  • Go to the local park and have a picnic
  • Take a walk during the cooler parts of the day
  • Enjoy a local pool for water aerobics
  • Gardening
  • Bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • Go on an outing for ice cream

These are just a few ideas on ways that you can spend quality time with you Senior loved one this summer. Participating in summertime activities can be a fun and an enjoyable way for Seniors to experience the season. Keeping in mind the aging person's interests and limitations will ensure meaningful enjoyment for everyone.

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Fall Prevention

Dudley's Home Healthcare - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The ability to perform daily activities and maintain independence requires strong muscles, balance and endurance. Regular physical activity or exercise helps to prevent the decline of muscle strength and improve balance and endurance. Balance plays an important role in everyday activities such as getting up out of a chair, walking or leaning over to pick up a grandchild. Balance problems can reduce your independence by interfering with activities of daily living. However, by participating in regular physical activity you can significantly improve your balance and reduce your risk for falling!

The 1996 Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health recommends people of all ages should engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on five or more days of the week. The 30 minutes can be consecutive or broken into several sessions throughout the day that add up to 30 minutes. Additionally, it is recommended that seniors participate in strength training activities 2 days per week.

Click here to view 11 basic exercises for Seniors who are currently at a low risk of falling provided by SeniorsAbilitiesUnlimited.com

Make sure you talk to your doctor BEFORE you begin exercising! Your doctor will make sure your body is ready to be active so you can exercise safely.

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“Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week”

Dudley's Home Healthcare - Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Source/Credit: http://www.tchin.org/

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week is February 7-14, 2013.

Congenital Heart Disease is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth defect related deaths worldwide.

Despite the fact that CHD affects approximately 1.8 million families in the U.S., a relatively small amount of funding is currently available for parent/patient educational services, research, and support.

By sharing our experiences and providing information, we hope to raise public awareness about conditions that affect approximately 40,000 babies each year in the United States alone.

It is our sincere hope that efforts to educate the public will result in improved early diagnosis, additional funding for support and educational services, scientific research, and access to quality of care for our children and adults.

For more information on this disease and to find out how you can help click here.

New Year’s Resolutions

Dudley's Home Healthcare - Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Year, New You! Starting the year off right with small changes to your lifestyle can make a really big difference. Staying active is the key to feeling better and living longer! So, if your senior loved one is not getting enough exercise then make it a resolution this year to help them become more active! Visit MedLine Plus and NIH to check out their great article on Exercise for Seniors by Clicking Here

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