Indoor Activities for Seniors

As temperatures climb, finding fun, engaging indoor activities can be challenging. Studies have shown that stimulation activities are crucial for mental, physical and emotional health. To maintain a high quality of life, seek out new or familiar hobbies while remaining in the comfort of your own home. Additionally, performing activities is a great way for…

Neighbors and Friends as Caregivers

As the demand for caregivers increases, seniors often turn to neighbors or friends for support. “Caregiving in the U.S. 2015,” a report conducted by the nonprofit National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, found that while 85 percent of caregivers were a relative, 10 percent were friends, 3 percent were neighbors and 2 percent were another…

Making Memories out of Moments

In this month’s blog, we want to take the opportunity to remind our readers how important it is to savor and enjoy the little moments in life. We have discussed the importance of mindfulness before, but we realize how easily caregivers can forget to cherish those small, intimate moments in their hectic lives. A family…

The Benefits of Pet Therapy

Whether living on their own or in an elder care facility, pet therapy enhances meaningful daily interaction for seniors and their loved ones.  Available data has shown that, for seniors, caring for a pet builds self-esteem, increases daily happiness and enhances feelings of responsibility.  Additionally, the act of caring for another living being brings a…

Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

  Spring is right around the corner, so open the windows and embrace the warm, fresh air! As the warmer weather approaches, many families partake in the ritual of spring cleaning.  Spring cleaning is a great way to start the new season with a renewed zest for life. Here are a few tips to ensure…

Meditation for Seniors

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. A relaxation technique, meditation is used to quiet the mind and to calm the spirit. As the aging process is often stressful, finding useful techniques to stay in the moment can be extremely beneficial to mental and physical health.     The first step in actively meditating…

Home Modifications for Seniors

A New Year brings new resolutions! And while many people focus on changing their diet or increasing their exercise routine, seniors can benefit from changes made inside their own homes. For many seniors, remaining in their home is incredibly significant. It allows for more independence and choice; however, without adaptations to the home it may…

Increase Your Daily Happiness

Just because Thanksgiving has passed, doesn’t mean we should lose that thankful spirit! This month, focus on how you can live your life in a happier manner and spread that feeling in your everyday actions. Holidays mark the time of year to reconnect with loved ones. For many, it is a time when we take…

LTS Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we are dedicating our November post to recognizing our continued support and respect for those who devote their lives to providing care and managing the health of their loved ones.  Bringing awareness to the more than 43.5 million unpaid Americans currently serving as caregivers [1] is crucial to…

Seasonal Illness Prevention

If you help to care for your aging parents or loved ones, then in all likelihood you know the importance of taking preventative measures against seasonal illnesses. With the colder weather approaching, now is the time to ensure the health of your aging loved ones through the winter season. Below, you can find some helpful…

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