Signs That You May Benefit From Long Term Care

The decision to place your loved one in a senior housing community where they'll receive long-term care is never easy. Moving from the home they've lived in for years to a senior living community won't be easy, and while we all like to think that we'll be able to stay in our own homes for the rest of our lives, for some, long-term care really is the best option. But how can you tell if long-term care is the best option for your loved one? [More]

Things That Make Depression Worse

Depression is all too common in older adults, and there are many triggers that can make depression worse. There are more than two million Americans who are 65 or older who suffer from a form of clinical depression. Though depression is not a normal part of the aging process, health problems, lost loved ones and lifestyle adjustments can all trigger the onset of depression. [More]

How to Make Holiday Visits Special

Visiting a loved one in senior housing this holiday season? Millions of people live in nursing homes, assisted livings and other senior housing communities all over the United States, so chances are, you are probably planning to visit someone close to you in one of those communities over the holiday season. [More]

How to Improve Your Emotional Wellness Part 2

Believe it or not, your emotional wellness is equally important as your physical wellness. October is Emotional Wellness Month, which makes it a great time to focus on emotional wellness, which is an aspect of health that is commonly overlooked. Emotional wellness and physical wellness are two sides of the same coin, and both are essential for your health. [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]

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]

Lifestyle Changes that Lower Your Stroke Risk

Strokes aren't inevitable! In fact, there are many things that you can do to prevent a stroke. May was World Stroke Month, and that's why, in our last blog, our senior housing experts in Elk Horn went over the common warning signs of a stroke. Like most things, strokes are much easier to prevent than they are to treat, and there are many things that you can do to prevent a stroke. [More]

How to Prevent Falls Part 2

There are many things you can do to lower your risk of falling. Falls are a serious problem for seniors because they can result in very severe injuries, many of which could lead to a loss of independence. At Salem Luther Homes & Rehabilitation Center, our senior housing experts in Elk Horn understand how important fall prevention is. [More]