Keeping Seniors Safe in the Bathroom

Did you know? 💭 An estimated 80% of falls in older adults occur in the bathroom, making it one of the most important places to evaluate for safety in the home.

Along with assisting in everyday activities, our caregivers are specially trained to recognize and communicate any potential safety issues, assist in reducing fall hazards, and keep your loved one safe at home. 🤗

Learn more about creating a home sanctuary for your senior loved one and how Comfort Keepers of Flemington can help.

Tips for Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease

Did you know? 💭

According to @healthline, laughing is good for your heart and can reduce stress and strengthen your immune system. ❤️

Aside from a good laugh, there are so many ways for seniors to show the heart love, including:

🧘‍♀️ Incorporating exercise into your daily routine

🥑 A heart-healthy meal plan

🩸 Getting your blood pressure checked regularly

🚬 Quitting smoking, or making plans to stop

Discover more tips for taking care of your heart.

50 Ways to Bring Seniors Comfort and Joy this Season

The holidays are all about togetherness, love, and joy—and this holiday season is extra special. ✨

To make this season cheerful, we’ve compiled a list of joyful activities you can do with the senior in your life. ❤️

🍪 Bake your favorite holiday treats together

🎄 Make a thoughtful handmade ornament for a loved one

💌 Send cheerful handmade cards

📸 Reminisce on special holiday photos as a family

Post Hospital Care After Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a serious illness that can take a lot out of our bodies, especially as we age. Proper recovery is key to regaining our strength and getting back to enjoying the activities we love. 🤗

At-home recovery can come with a lengthy to-do list to keep the illness at bay. The fatigue that comes with Pneumonia can make recovery more challenging, but asking for help can make a serious difference. From supporting physician-recommended health programs and preparing meals to ensuring medication is taken on time, our caregivers’ mission is to help you reach complete recovery with a daily dose of joy along the way. 💞

Learn more about pneumonia recovery and how Comfort Keepers of Flemington can help:

Advice for Seniors: Get a Flu Shot

Protect yourself and your loved ones this season. Roll your sleeve up to #FightFlu. 💪💉

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a respiratory infection that can develop into a more serious infection like pneumonia, especially as we get older. According to @CDC, the flu vaccine reduces the risk of flu illness by 40-60% during peak flu season.

By receiving an annual flu shot, you can keep yourself and others safe and free to participate in all the joyful activities that fall and winter have to offer. 🤗

Learn more about the importance of the flu shot for seniors.

5 Tips for Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes

For those living with type 2 diabetes, equipping yourself with the right information and making healthy lifestyle choices means you can continue doing the things you love with the people you care about. ❤️

Here are some simple and effective ways to manage type 2 diabetes:

🤓 Knowledge is power—find trusted resources online or ask your doctor for more information!
🥑 Set your table for success with nutrient-rich, low sugar foods
🏃‍♀‍ Incorporate movement throughout your day to regulate blood sugar & insulin sensitivity
As we get older, it can become difficult to manage conditions like type 2 diabetes. Our experienced, compassionate caregivers are trusted companions you can count on to help you navigate your diabetes journey and support your unique care plan.

Ways for Seniors to Remain Socially Connected

Studies have shown that seniors who maintain social connection and relationships lead healthier lives, both physically and mentally. 🤗

Today, there are so many platforms that allow for meaningful interaction. Here are some ideas for socially connecting from home:

💬 Start a family group chat for life updates, photos, and conversation with loved ones

✍️ Become a penpal—include drawings, photos, or small mementos in your letter

♟ Play together online! Choose from classics like Scrabble, Monopoly, trivia, or chess

Find more ways for seniors to remain socially connected.

Seniors and Post-Holiday Blues: Why it Happens and What to Do

Whether you celebrated virtually or in person, it’s normal for feelings of anxiety or depression to surface after the hustle and bustle of the holiday festivities.
Feeling a bit blue after the holidays is not uncommon, especially for seniors who may be isolated from loved ones. At Comfort Keepers, we know being proactive is key. Here are some ideas to keep the post-holiday blues at bay:

🧶 Take up a hobby and enjoy learning something new

❤️ Give back! Volunteering is a great way to ease post-holiday sadness

📸 Relive the best moments from this holiday season by collecting photos and displaying them in your house

Learn more about post-holiday blues, why it happens and what to do.

Tips for a Safe Holiday Celebration

Who is ready to celebrate? We’re all looking forward to a moment of joy and peace this year – but we have to work together to celebrate safely!

It’s time to have the talk with your family to ensure you’re all aligned on the safety measures and plan of action this year. Here’s a few things you might consider discussing with your friends and family:

● Staying extra-safe the weeks leading up to the event
● Reducing the amount of holiday gatherings you’ll attend
● Speaking with the family early and often about the plan
● Planning virtual events as a contingency plan, or planning a virtual game for those who are safer by staying at home

Keep reading for Comfort Keepers of Flemington guide to holiday safety.