Residents of long-term care facilities tend to be a high risk, vulnerable population to illness due to weakened immune systems and other health conditions.
Medication can help older adults improve or maintain their health. The way medication affects a person can change as one gets older or when their health conditions varies. Public Health Nurse Patrick Nowak offers some tips.
Shingles—maybe you have heard about it from a family member or friend who had it. You may even be personally familiar with this infection and the painful skin rash and complications it is capable of causing. Regardless of what you know about shingles, I have some good news for you—you can protect yourself.
Don't let the pain of shingles slow you down. Protect yourself with the free shingles vaccine. If you're between 65 and 70 years old, you can protect yourself with a free vaccine, saving you approximately $170.
There's still lots of summer left, so it's a good time to to get active. As we age, our bodies change in ways that can increase the risk of a fall. The best way to reduce your risk of falling is to be physically active, so you can stay independent and stay on your feet. Including physical activity also reduces blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease, and maintains bone density. Patrick Nowak explains.