Health & Wellness

The RIGHT Way to Approach Long-Term Care Insurance

Assisted Living Services is excited to have a guest blog on long-term care insurance from Connecticut Long Term Care Solutions Group. Many thanks to David Katz and Curtis Gunn for providing this valuable information on long-term care insurance. Six steps to the safe, affordable long-term care insurance you need 1. Consider [...]

2018-04-27T12:46:29-04:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

Dental Hygiene for Seniors

When you think about senior care, there is one important area that is often overlooked -- dental hygiene. Dental hygiene for seniors is critical and often can be symptomatic of other health concerns. Why Dental Hygiene for Seniors is So Important Dental hygiene is not just about having healthy teeth [...]

2018-04-27T12:49:07-04:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: Self Care|0 Comments

Shingles and Seniors: What You Should Know

Shingles is a disease that affects your nerves. It can cause burning, shooting pain, tingling, and/or itching, as well as a rash and blisters. The rash usually runs along an inflamed nerve and develops on one side of the body or face. Shingles is caused by the varicella or chicken [...]

2018-04-27T12:49:33-04:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: Medical|0 Comments

Tips for Fighting the Holiday Blues

Our very own Ron D’Aquila was interviewed by News 8 (WTNH) recently to discuss tips for fighting the holiday blues, particularly for the elderly. In the interview, Ron explained that the winter season can negatively affect a person’s mood, especially the elderly. Colder weather keeps people indoors more and it [...]

2018-04-27T12:49:50-04:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Seasonal|0 Comments

A Hearing-Friendly Holiday

It’s the time of year for many family gatherings. Celebrating the holiday season brings family and friends together to share stories and catch up with each other. While it’s a festive time, family events can be very frustrating and overwhelming if you have hearing loss. We found this great article [...]

2018-04-27T12:50:08-04:00December 7th, 2015|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

Should You Buy Organic for Your Senior?

To buy or not to buy organic, that is the question. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes an annual report called the “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce” that may help your decision making. This report takes food testing data from the USDA and identifies the produce with the most [...]

2018-04-27T12:51:54-04:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments

Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s

Do you see signs and symptoms of Parkinson's in your senior loved one? Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive (symptoms may get worse as time goes by) disorder in which dopamine levels in your brain decline over time. Dopamine is the messenger in your brain partly responsible for controlling movement [...]

2018-04-27T13:35:38-04:00September 29th, 2015|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

Antibiotics and Superbugs

Antibiotics and superbugs, is there a connection? Most definitely. Antibiotics have been depended on for fighting bacteria for nearly 100 years. And research has shown that our dependence may have gotten out of control. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics has caused antibiotics to lose effectiveness with certain bacteria. And this [...]

2018-04-27T13:36:40-04:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Medical|0 Comments

How to Minimize Risk of Infections During a Hospital Stay [VIDEO]

Consumer Reports recently published a report on the germ warfare going on in hospitals and provided information on how to protect yourself from infections during a hospital stay. In the study, more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals were rated on the occurrence of MRSA (a form of staph bacteria), C.diff (clostridium difficile), [...]

2018-04-27T13:37:53-04:00August 25th, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness|0 Comments

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