Category Archives: Tips

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

It’s only natural for the elderly to want to live in their own homes for as long as possible. The comfort and peace-of-mind that come with familiar surroundings helps seniors reduce stress and live happier, healthier lives. Unfortunately, infirmity can increase with age and the risk of injury can grow in and around the homes […]

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Combating the Winter Blues

The holidays are over. Here in New England, winter has set in and its grip won’t loosen for another month or two. With all that seasonal snow, cold, and darkness, no wonder so many people get the Winter Blues. Fortunately, there’s a lot that can be done to combat the gloom that has been clinically […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Metro Home Health Services!

It’s that time of year. Time for delicious smelling turkey and spending time with family. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite recipes for the Thanksgiving table. The centerpiece of any Thanksgiving meal is the turkey. Everyone’s got a twist, from the black pepper pomegranate molasses, shalot-dijon gravy, to a peach rosemary […]

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Debit or Credit? What Seniors Need to Know

When you go to pay for a purchase at your favorite store and the cashier asks you “debit or credit?” which do you say? If you’re a senior, do you know the difference? If not, you may find yourself in financial trouble if you don’t answer correctly. Debit cards are a relatively recent consumer financial […]

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Seniors and Siri

Seniors and smartphones can be a powerful partnership when the phone features one of the several digital personal assistants (DPAs) now available to answer questions and provide information about all sorts of things – from where to go to when to do something. Siri, of course, is the popular voice-in-the-cloud personal assistant app on Apple […]

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Online Shopping: Is it an addiction?

There’s no question that online giants such as Amazon are dominating the retail shopping industry. There is almost nothing you can’t find online and the Internet has revolutionized how and where we shop. For most people this is a convenience. But for some, it can be a nightmare. Psychologists are beginning to recognize that online […]

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Beginning a New Sport as a Senior

If you’re a senior, your golden years should be the beginning of a golden era in exercise. Light or moderate, low-impact exercise on a regular basis has been proven to yield significant health benefits for the elderly. Regular exercise and a proper diet can maintain (and even add to) healthy muscle. Exercising enables seniors to […]

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Family Falling-outs: The Effect on Elders

Increasingly, families are providing long-term home care for the elderly, especially aging parents who become less and less able to perform tasks necessary for independent living. The need to care for someone on a regular basis often leads to stress and other problems for the caregiver as well as the one receiving the care. Caregivers […]

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Gardening for Seniors

Much has been written about the restorative powers of Nature and how time spent outdoors can ease a wide variety of afflictions, reduce stress, and revive the spirit. For many individuals, young and old, that means time spent gardening. Just because people age doesn’t mean they can’t continue to enjoy all the pleasures and benefits […]

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Coming Out Late in Life

While there has been significant societal acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in recent years, there is, for many, still a stigma attached to being “different,” especially for seniors. For LGBT seniors who are questioning when or how to come out, life can be particularly stressful. Coming of age in the 1930s, […]

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