Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the Golden Years as, “The late years in someone’s life; the time of life when someone is old; the years of retirement normally after 65.” When you hear the term “The Golden Years,” hopeful longings of retirement, travel, grand parenting, rest, and relaxation pop into the minds of seniors. Although there are a lot of issues specific to the aging and elderly, growing older doesn’t have to necessarily mean a future plagued with health issues, memory problems, and poor health. At Champion Home Health Care, we provide a full spectrum of health care services for seniors in the Melbourne, Florida area. Should any medical or health issues arise, we can assist you or your loved one from the comfort of home by providing any of the following services: Veteran Care, Medical Facility Staffing, 24/7 Care, Nursing Services, and Home Health Services. Within the home, we provide trustworthy and quality care by matchmaking caregivers and services specifically tailored to meet your loved one’s needs, so be sure to contact us to help keep the “Golden Years” shiny and bright!!!

If you watch TV commercials, scan the mail slickers, or read medical journals make sure to view the products and prescriptions geared toward seniors. Many of these media outlets make apparent the multitude of possible problems or aliments that can plague the aging and elderly. Look at the lengthy list of some of the aliments and risks that seniors are susceptible to:

  • High blood pressure
  • Glaucoma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • Influenza
  • Obesity
  • GI Issues
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Incontinence
  • Arthritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Osteoperosis
  • Constipation
  • Skin Issues
  • Falling
  • Alzheimer’s
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Emphysema
  • Shingles

This definitely seems like a daunting list and could link aging with fear and anxiety! Retirement should be a rewarding time period in one’s life. Seniors have a tendency to worry about who will take care of them if they get ill or what will happen if their spouse passes away. Many seniors also worry about what will happen to their minds as they age. Bodily changes are a natural part of the progression of aging, but growing older is not synonymous with a decline in health and diseases of the mind.

So what can seniors do to be proactive and stay healthy into the Golden Years? Luckily, there are just as many ways to stay healthy while aging as there are possible aliments. Take a look at all the positive ways to live healthily as you or your loved one ages:

Habitats for Healthy Aging:

  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Get enough sleep
  • Take medications as directed
  • Maintain regular doctor appointments
  • Limit alcohol
  • Eat well
  • Boost your immune system
  • Laugh
  • Stay social with family, friends, and community
  • Be physically active / exercise
  • Manage stress
  • Train your brain / learn new things
  • Don’t smoke

We hope this positive list of habits to adopt in order to age healthily was helpful. If you do run into a need for home health care or senior services in the Brevard County area, Champion Home Health Care will pair you with a trained caregiver to assist you or your loved one at the appropriate care level needed. Call us at 321-608-3838 or reach us on our website!