Summer Safety for Seniors

Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy time outdoors. During times of extreme heat, Seniors need to take precaution to avoid health risks that can come with summer activities.

Dehydration
Summer brings on the hottest temperatures of the year. That means your body will need more fluids than usual to stay hydrated. Whether you feel like you need to or not, add an extra glass of water to your routine before you head outside.

Heat Exhaustion 
It’s easy to get overheated without even noticing. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, especially water, before you get out into the heat. It’s also important to rest occasionally and take breaks during times of high activity.

Sunburn
Stay indoors during the middle of the day, that’s when temperatures are the hottest. If you still want to get outdoors, apply sunscreen. Wide-brimmed hats can also help protect your face.

Allergies
If you find yourself sneezing or suffering from itchy eyes, it could be due to an increase in pollen. Be sure to check with your doctor first if you are taking any other medications before taking any new allergy medication.

Summer is a time for fun and should be enjoyed, especially outdoors. Stay aware of yourself and take any proper precautions to ensure this summer is safe, healthy, and happy. 

 

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

This June is your opportunity to join the conversation about Alzheimer’s disease, the brain, and other dementias.

Alzheimer’s disease is a depressive disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells. This disease is incurable and cannot be slowed down; signs of this disease also tend to increase with age. Make yourself aware of warning signs, which include short-term memory loss, social isolation, changes in speech, and behavioral changes.

More than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease may be viewed as a sore subject but that does not take away the importance opening up the conversation.

There are plenty of ways to participate this month. ‘Go Purple’ and take the Purple Pledge; use your brain this month and on to fight Alzheimer’s disease. You can also honor those facing the disease by participating locally or virtually in The Longest Day. We need to give Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness constant consideration, but during June we double our efforts.

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important for you to take action. This disease cannot be stopped, though there are still treatment options that can help manage the symptoms. This June, paint the world purple by keeping the conversation alive and striving for new developments for Alzheimer’s disease research.

A Little About Us!

Screen Shot 2015-05-08 at 3.11.15 PMOrchard Senior Living is a premiere retirement community, offering piece of mind and unparalleled hospitality. The care we have for our residents is what creates the foundation of our outstanding resident services. Benevolence for our residents is very important to us; we continually strive to improve the quality and value of our resident’s lives.

 

Our high standards are met with our passionate and proficient assisted living staff. Orchard is staffed with nurturing and skillful nurses for those seeking rehabilitative care. We curate individual programs in a safe, compassionate, and worry-free environment.

 

At Orchard we focus on preserving dignity, nurturing the spirit, celebrating individuality, and encouraging independence. Our calendars are carefully planned to ensure that every resident has an opportunity to engage in meaningful and fulfilling activities to lead a purposeful life.

 

We know that every resident is a unique individual, we’ve made it our goal to find the best fit for each resident to give them the exact level of care and service they need. The Orchard provides an atmosphere and environment that promotes vitality, energy, and individuality. We are dedicated to setting the standard for senior living communities. Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have, we’re happy to answer!

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