Five Ways Your Senior Can Stay Healthier as She Ages

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If your elderly family member plans to keep her life pretty much how it is now, she needs to do what she can to remain as healthy as possible. That might mean making a few small changes here and there.

Senior Care Galion OH - Five Ways Your Senior Can Stay Healthier as She Ages

Senior Care Galion OH – Five Ways Your Senior Can Stay Healthier as She Ages

Visit Her Doctor More Often

Lots of aging adults aren’t all that excited about visiting their doctors. Your senior might be concerned that her doctor will find something “wrong” or she might just not enjoy going. Regardless of her reasons, she really does need to make sure she’s visiting her doctor as often as necessary to discuss problems as they crop up and just to ensure that she’s on the right track with her health.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration is a key part of helping your elderly family member’s body to stay healthy. There’s no one set amount of water that’s right for anyone, so it’s a good idea to talk to your senior’s doctor about how much water she should be drinking. Make drinking plenty of water enjoyable and tasty for your senior as much as you can to make the task easier.

Get Plenty of Rest

Your senior needs rest in order to make the most of the rest of the healthy changes she’s planning to make. If she’s having trouble sleeping, there might be a medical cause. Mention what’s going on to her doctor so that you can get to the bottom of what’s keeping her up at night.

Move a Little Bit More

Just a little bit more exercise every day can help your elderly family member to avoid too much muscle loss. Again, this is something that you want to talk to her doctor about before you implement any plans. Her doctor can help you to determine how much movement is right for her so that she doesn’t overdo it.

Accept Help Readily

It’s tough for some people to accept help, especially if they’ve been self-sufficient for a long time. Your senior might feel as if help from you or from senior care providers is completely unnecessary. But as she experiences the benefits more often, you may be able to sway her to feeling a little more positive about all the options she has for assistance.

Your senior may be facing a variety of health challenges. But as long as she’s doing everything that she can to be as healthy as possible, she can still be comfortable and happy. You can, too, knowing that you’ve done everything that you can do to help her maintain her health.

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About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.