Signs of a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

As we get older, our bodies gave a bit more trouble absorbing vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Additionally, it can become more and more difficult to manage grocery shopping and cooking. As a result, it is quite common for many elderly people to have vitamin and mineral deficiencies right when their bodies need proper nourishing…

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What Does Healthy Eating Look Like for the Elderly?

Eating is a social activity that plays an extremely important role in your health. As you get older, your eating habits will need to change. Your appetite will probably change anyway; it’s common for the appetite to decrease as we get older. It can also become more difficult to purchase and prepare healthy foods, which…

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Health Considerations for Older Adults

Eating well always makes life better, and it’s important no matter what age you are. At The Heritage, we keep the dietary needs of our community members front-and-center. Getting older usually does include a variety of health issues, and by making good diet choices, you can mitigate discomfort and other troubles. Though we have dietary…

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Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 3

Summer starts on June 21st, and temperatures can get plenty hot here in New Jersey. We’re also in a pretty humid location, which can make the heat even more oppressive. The thing is, getting outside is great for everyone. The fresh air and sunshine can make all the difference for the elderly, and at The…

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Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 2

Now that June has arrived, we’re fully into the warmth of summer! Though summer can be a great time for the elderly, who tend to struggle with cold temperatures, the season can be dangerous as well. An elderly person’s body has a harder time adjusting, and heat can be just as threatening as cold. However,…

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Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 1

Warm weather has returned to us at last, and it makes everyone want to get outside and soak in the sun. There are many benefits to getting outside for the elderly, including getting moving, enjoying a little sun, and breathing the fresh air. That being said, New Jersey summers can get pretty hot and humid….

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Vision Problems the Elderly Should Not Ignore

Eye problems are pretty common for people of all ages. It can be something as simple as an irritating allergy or strain from staring at a computer screen for hours on end. However, when seniors have drastic vision changes, there is often something more serious going on. Eyesight changes aren’t just unnerving and inconvenient, they…

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When Is a Senior Unsafe Living Alone?

Humans tend to be resilient and determined, and we can make pretty extreme situations work for us. Seniors are no exception. Despite the many challenges that come with getting older, seniors will often make the very best of their situations and fight to maintain the independence they have enjoyed so far. This can make it…

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The Disadvantages of Home Care

When your loved one needs care, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. Many people will ignore the issue or attempt band-aid solutions that just make things worse. For instance, busy people will try to split their precious time between their children and their own parents. They want to save money, but they…

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How to Introduce and Discuss the Idea of Assisted Living – Part 3

If you have aging parents who require significant help in living their daily lives, you may be thinking about finding them a new home. However, you’re probably worried about their hearts. How can you help them stay safe and healthy while remaining compassionate toward the difficulties they face? Many children cave under concern for their…

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Tips for Protecting Your Loved Ones from Scams

If you have an elderly parent or two, you may be keeping an eye on them for several different reasons. Physical safety, emotional wellbeing, and health are all important factors that play in the anyone’s quality of life, and ensuring that an older loved one is living well can be a lot of work. One…

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How to Introduce and Discuss the Idea of Assisted Living – Part 2

In our last blog, we mentioned the timeless phrase, “Home is where the heart is.” In addition to being timeless, this phrase can be a bit tricky. Which came first: the heart or the home? Does the home travel with the heart, or does the heart need an established home? Is it both? What role…

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