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…

Using Technology to Connect with Seniors

As the use of daily technology steadily increases, we at LTS have multiple suggestions for connecting with your aging loved ones and utilizing tools that might be unfamiliar to them. Below you will find myriad ways to incorporate technology into your daily routine or visit. Start with a simple phone call– Plan a time to…

Sleep for Seniors: Challenges and Solutions

A good night’s sleep can make all the difference in the everyday lives of seniors and their caregivers. According to experts, uninterrupted sleep should be maintained throughout all life stages. For optimum health, it is recommended that adults get 7 to 9 hours every night. [1] A good night’s sleep will yield a more energetic,…

Benefits of Music Therapy for Seniors

Music therapy has shown to be an excellent activity for seniors. Not only is it productive, but it also keeps one active and occupied for a few hours every day. The Older Americans Act of 1992 defined music therapy as “the use of musical or rhythmic interventions specifically selected by a music therapist to accomplish…

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