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Having a single place in which to keep diabetes information can make it easier for assisted living residents to record their data and share it with healthcare providers. The OnTrack Diabetes application from GExperts Inc. offers multiple features for easy diabetes care.
OnTrack Diabetes allows easy uploading of diabetes information into an easy-to-use application suitable for users of all ages. This comprehensive application has features for meal entries, medication documentation, and a physical activity log. The app also provides users with graphs that can be reported to their physicians. With the OnTrack Diabetes app, diabetic individuals never again need worry about keeping an accurate assessment of their condition.
Carlton Senior Living offers capable care for seniors with special medical needs. For more information on our services for residents in the Sacramento area, call 1-800-227-5866.
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For seniors, preventing falls is an important part of an overall plan for healthy living. The risk of falling is serious. One in three people over the age of 65 falls every year, and the impacts can be dramatic. The good news is that there are many things you can do to significantly decrease the odds of taking a spill. This infographic from Carlton Senior Living, a retirement community in Northern California, offers a list of easy and effective fall prevention tips. You can help to keep seniors safe and healthy by sharing this information with all of your friends and family.
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Dementia is a condition that often impacts families well before the diagnosis. It may initially present in small ways, such as a loved one skipping a meal or letting a bill go overdue. As the effects of dementia progress, family members may find that their loved one can no longer hold a conversation or remember names or dates. Dementia care experts stress the importance of getting immediate treatment if you suspect that a loved one has this condition, as professional help can potentially slow this degenerative disease. The following presents common symptoms of dementia:
Does your loved one suddenly lose focus as you’re speaking to him? Does he find it difficult to complete tasks that require substantial concentration? Everyday conditions such as fatigue or stress can lead to periodic bouts of inattention, but if a family member has ongoing problems focusing, it may be an early sign of dementia.
Your loved one may have dementia if he suffers from difficulties with communication. It’s important that you pay close attention to this type of problem. If your family member cannot speak lucidly, or if he appears confused by your attempts to communicate with him, consult a medical professional.
Memory issues frequently signal that a loved one is suffering from dementia, though this symptom may be difficult to detect if your family member lives alone. Memory care specialists caution that individuals with dementia may forget common responsibilities that can lead to significant physical harm. For instance, a person with dementia may not remember to feed himself on a regular basis, and as a result, suffer from dehydration or malnutrition. To ensure that a loved one who lives on his own receives the care he needs, check on him often.
Carlton Senior Living can provide your loved one with comprehensive dementia care. Our LiFE memory care program offers personalized support for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. For more information on this service, call our Sacramento senior living facility at 1-800-227-5866.
Last updated 11 days ago
Diabetes is a condition with largely manageable effects. Though diabetes is a progressive disease, complications from it can be greatly reduced or delayed when individuals become proactive about their health and lifestyle habits. With the help of their physicians and an assisted living staff, diabetic individuals can enjoy a high quality of life despite their condition, provided they establish the following healthy lifestyle behaviors:
Practicing Relaxation Techniques
Chronic stress can come from a range of sources. Family relationships and financial concerns are two common reasons behind ongoing stress. Medical conditions such as diabetes can also cause a person to experience extended bouts of anxiety. Doctors caution that stress itself can expedite the onset of diabetic complications. That’s why diabetic individuals must find ways to cope with their anxiety. A daily walk or time spent with friends can alleviate stress and promote greater wellness.
Making Physical Activity a Daily Habit
Walking is also an excellent way to incorporate exercise into a person’s daily schedule. Physical activity is essential for successfully managing diabetes. Individuals living in retirement communities may not have the means for highly intensive workouts, but they can still engage in activities that raise their heart rate. Aside from walking, swimming and stationary biking are two low-impact exercise options for individuals of all ages.
Regulating Blood Glucose
Mandatory to keeping one’s diabetic complications in check is controlling blood glucose levels. Unregulated blood glucose can lead to the development of cardiovascular and nerve problems. To avoid adverse side effects from diabetes, individuals must monitor what they eat and drink on a daily basis and consistently assess their blood glucose levels.
You don’t need to contend with a diabetes diagnosis on your own. Carlton Senior Living in Sacramento offers expert diabetes care for residents of our retirement communities. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you maintain your health and quality of living, call 1-800-227-5866.
Last updated 12 days ago
Independent living may not be ideal for many older individuals. Though autonomy can be beneficial for some senior citizens, it may be harmful to others. Carlton Senior Living understands that families want the best for their loved ones. In some cases, the optimal quality of living is achieved only when an elderly family member moves to an assisted living facility. If you are contemplating whether your loved one can safely live on his own, consider these signs that indicate a need for assisted living care.
Shift in Emotional Wellbeing
When you visit your loved one, does he appear emotionally stable and generally happy? An unstable emotional state can be a key indicator that your family member requires senior living care. As individuals get older, they often find fewer opportunities to socialize with friends and family members, which can substantially impact their wellbeing. Depression frequently results from increased isolation and complications of physical decline. Retirement communities offer many opportunities for older individuals to meet and connect with their peers.
Diminished Physical Health
Even if your loved one seems to be in good spirits, he may not have the strength, stamina, or coordination to live on his own. Physical deterioration is a natural result of getting older, and for some individuals, particular conditions can greatly impede independent living. Vision impairment, osteoporosis, and stroke side effects are just a few circumstances that can make it difficult for a person to be safe when alone in his own home.
With old age comes a greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. If your loved one can no longer attend to his needs because of memory deterioration or attention problems, he may enjoy a greater quality of life at a senior living facility. With memory care specialists looking over his individual needs, your family member can be happy and healthy, and you can have peace of mind.
Do you have questions about how assisted living can help your loved one? Call Carlton Senior Living at 1-800-227-5866 to speak with a representative at our Sacramento area facility. We would be happy to discuss the assisted living options that our retirement communities offer.