Case Studies

Innovations That Help Solve Seniors’ Everyday Issues

Technology is all the rage nowadays, and can go a long way toward improving the lives of seniors. But the mission here is to point out low-tech (not to mention cost-effective) hacks that can accomplish much the same thing. This includes things like putting colored covers on one’s keys. That way, each of them can…

Attitude really IS Everything, Especially for Seniors

Betty Friedan, the late feminist, found that writing the 1993 book “The Fountain of Age” was “very liberating,” as she told an interviewer that year. At the beginning of the project she shared “the same dreary view” of the aging process that many others did. By the end Friedan — 72 herself at the time…

Seniors and Dental Care: Some Advice to Sink Your Teeth Into

As with those of any age, seniors would do well to watch their mouths, because it can literally get them into trouble. Those aged 65 and over face a battery of oral-health challenges. There are higher incidences of dry mouth, gum disease, tooth loss and root decay. All those things can threaten seniors’ general health.…

Why Dietary Moderation is Particularly Important for Seniors

The dietary challenge facing seniors can be boiled down to this: They need fewer calories, but more nutrients than ever before. More calcium. More fiber. More Vitamin B12. More Vitamin D. More potassium and iron and Omega-3 fatty acids. And more water. Especially that. That’s why moderation matters, though there are those who wonder whether…

Don’t Sleep on Changes in Seniors’ Sleep Patterns

One of the many interesting things about sleep is that researchers don’t know exactly why we need it. There is a theory that it has an evolutionary component, dating back to a time when animals laid low at night. Other theories center on energy conservation, the repair and rejuvenation of muscles and tissue and renewal…

How to Help Seniors Get the Most Out of Day Trips

Taking seniors on a day trip is not just a walk in the park — though goodness knows, that’s far from a bad thing. There is much more to it than that. Much more in the way of challenges, and much more in the way of benefits. For healthcare professionals who work with seniors, there…

Five Ways Art Classes Benefit Seniors

Art classes like those held by The Allure Group have a profound impact upon seniors, as those in other settings have also discovered. Consider a woman named Denise McGill, who conducted such courses in Fresno, Calif., from 1998 to 2012. She wrote in one blog post that she came to love her seniors, and the…

Five Ways Game Days Are Great for Senior Health

Game days are simple, straightforward and highly effective ways for seniors to relax, connect and most of all, have fun. That is the goal of such organized activities at each of The Allure Group’s six skilled nursing facilities — to show seniors a good time, which has several residual benefits. Here are five: Game Days…