Given that people are living longer these days, certain issues will arise more than they did in the past when people died younger. One of these is dental care. As one ages it becomes increasingly important to make regular visits to the dentist for healthy teeth maintenance. This means every six months a cleaning and…

In a surprising find which turns today’s social attitudes about aging on its head, it seems that the happiest Americans are also the oldest. So rock stars and teenagers, move over. The real key to happiness is not youth, but age. How so? Well, it turns out that the stereotype of the lonely, homebound senior…

Had enough of plain old reading? This blog post is for you! In the short video clip below, Florida State Senator Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring) is recognized by the FHCA for her support of Florida’s long term care nurses during the 2016 legislative session. On behalf of all long term care nurses, Dry Harbor wishes to…

Just as summer brings special challenges to people growing older, so too does the winter season. There are several issues it is prudent to be aware of. Hopefully knowing ahead of time what to expect will reduce the chances of encountering any of the following problems. 1. Hypothermia The definition of hypothermia is what happens…

Due to the different way older people sweat, research shows that using a fan to cool down can actually cause harm to the elderly. In young people, who sweat in response to a hot environment, a fan causes the evaporation of the sweat away from the skin, taking the heat energy with it. This process…

One of the major issues seniors often have to grapple with is balance and gait. There are various exercises that can alleviate the issue since if it is not managed well, it can result in falls. Given the weakened bones of the elderly, falling is no simple matter and can then spiral into a whole…

Singapore’s Sata CommHealth recently launched a pilot project monitoring elderly health via technology. The devices – which are Bluetooth-enabled – collects health-related data like blood glucose level, pulse rate and blood pressure in seniors in their homes on a daily basis. Monitored by Sata CommHealth (a voluntary welfare organization for community healthcare) the device will…

The news is good for people getting on in years. Over the past few decades’ lifespans have been lengthening, and the time spent healthily enjoying those extra years has also been growing. Today many people do not get ill until the very end of their lives. Here are some tips on how to live longer…

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