How to Improve Your Emotional Wellness

Did you know that emotional wellness is just as important as physical wellness? Regardless of your age, it’s important to take care of your emotional wellness, but for people who are older, it becomes even more essential. Many older people suffer from depression, and while some cases may require clinical treatment, other cases may be treated with a bit of self care. [More]

The Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes Part 2

Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to many complications for seniors. At Salem Luther Homes & Rehabilitation Center, our senior housing experts in Elk Horn are dedicated to helping our residents retain their independence. Health plays a huge role in independence, and one of the most common diseases that seniors suffer from is type 2 diabetes. [More]

The Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Many people living with type 2 diabetes do not even know that they have it! Around one fourth of all Americans who are 65 or older suffer from type 2 diabetes, but unfortunately, approximately half of all people who have type 2 diabetes do not even know that they have it! [More]

Tips for Maintaining Independence Through the Aging Process

Losing independence is a fear that many seniors share, but our long-term care experts in Elk Horn can help. With the most advanced brains in the animal kingdom, people do not like to relinquish any form of control over their lives. However, as you age, you may need more help, and that can make many people feel like they are losing their independence. [More]

Senior Hydration

Hydration Tips for Seniors: Encourage 8 oz. of fluid intake every time the senior takes medication. Keep water bottles and/or a water cooler available throughout the day wherever the senior is (for example, in bed, or throughout the house.) [More]

Why You Need to Start Walking Part 2

Walking is beneficial in so many incredible ways! There's no better time of the year to start getting active, and there's no better way to start getting active than by walking! Walking is such an incredible activity, and if you've read the latest blog by our senior housing experts in Elk Horn, then you already know about a few of the wonderful benefits that are associated with walking on a regular basis. [More]

Why You Need to Start Walking

Summer is a great time to start walking every day! Now that the days are longer, sunnier and warmer, it is the perfect time to start getting active. Being active doesn't necessarily mean that you have to start lifting heavy weights or running for miles on end, by simply walking, you can better your health and your life in a number of ways. [More]