GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Elders’ Helpers, one of the area’s largest local, family-owned home health care agencies, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Nikki Hoort, owner of Elders’ Helpers, said the company provides home health care services throughout West Michigan and recently opened a new Lakeshore office in Holland, managed by her son, Troy […]
Dementia affects millions of people worldwide on a daily basis. It not only disrupts the life of the individuals afflicted with this terrible disease, but also impacts their families and loved ones, who are often left with a sense of helplessness. Over the years we’ve learned a few helpful tips we’d like to share for those families affected by dementia.
Maintaining a balanced diet is important throughout every stage of life, but healthy nutrition is especially important as we age. Healthy eating habits may help manage or even prevent chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. As we get older, dietary requirements and eating habits may change slightly. However, it is important to continue to choose a balanced diet. The health tips below may help maintain a healthy diet while aging.
If you’re tasked with taking care of a family member or have a career in the healthcare industry your own safety should be a top priority as well. To prevent injuries while caregiving it is important to take the proper precautions to prevent injuries to your musculoskeletal system. Elders’ Helpers recently held a workshop for our caregivers to learn a few occupational ergonomics tips from an expert in the field. Here are 6 ergonomics tips you may be able to apply at home while caring for your loved ones.
Senior centers promote healthy aging by giving seniors access to multiple resources available to help them stay active and independent. They serve as a meeting center for older adults to connect with peers, families and their community. They feature exciting activities to keep seniors active as well as provide fulfilling volunteer opportunities.