Case Studies

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…

Five Reasons Music Programs Are Great for Seniors

Music has been delighting its listeners and challenging its performers since the dawn of time. While you may think music is only a tool to move the emotions and pass some time, science has discovered that music may have a more critical role in the human experience than initially understood, especially for seniors.  With the…

What Is the Future of AR and VR in Healthcare?

Despite being in their infancy, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are  already beginning to revolutionize healthcare. Some estimates are that there will be 30 million users of these technologies within the next three years, and 70 million within six. They are time-savers for healthcare professionals and literally lifesavers for patients, seeing as AR…

Five Ways Seniors Benefit From Pet Therapy

Over the last two decades scientists and researchers have taken a much closer look at the benefits seniors derive from animal therapy, which involves introducing a pet companion into the life of an elderly person in order to enrich their lives. A 2012 study revealed, in fact, that spending just 15 minutes with a pet…

How Important Are Dietary Supplements For Seniors?

As you grow older, maintaining good health and practicing healthy habits take greater priority. One significant step seniors might take is using dietary supplements — which are just that: supplements to a healthy diet. That said, there are certain nutrients seniors often lack. Replenishing these substances might result in significantly improved health. The Vitamin B…

Summer Tips for Seniors

In 1997 Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune composed a column in which she dispensed the advice she would have given, had she been asked to give a collegiate commencement address. The column, bearing the headline “Advice, Like Youth, Probably Just Wasted on the Young,” became something of a sensation, as its words of wisdom…