As we age, our vitamin and nutrient intake shifts. Certain vitamins or nutrients may require higher (or lower) doses because of how our bodies absorb them or due to the benefits they provide. However, other factors can contribute to nutrient intake, such as surgery or medication.
We all want to feel healthy and avoid illness; however, keeping our immune system strong gets more difficult with age. Furthermore, the likelihood of developing illnesses or health conditions increases as we grow older. Our bodies are less able to fight off these common infections that impact so many of us.
Over the years, there have been many myths and misconceptions created about senior living communities. Most of these myths developed from poor experiences, as well as the stigma surrounding the term “nursing home.”
According to the National Institute on Aging, approximately one in three older adults between the ages of 65 and 74 have difficulty hearing. A variety of reasons can cause hearing loss, and seniors with hearing impairments may find it hard to have conversations with family and friends.
United States veterans faithfully served our country and deserve to be honored for their sacrifice, regardless of the military branch they enlisted in or the amount of time served. At McClellan Senior Living, we appreciate all that veterans have done for our country and we want to thank them for the commitment they made to ensure the freedoms our country was built upon.
Caregiving is not an easy task. In many cases, caregiving is a full-time job that can often take a good portion of the day, which makes it easy to forget about yourself. Caregivers, whether professional or family members, are an integral part of keeping the senior population healthy, happy, and safe in their own homes.
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In an age of ever-growing convenience, it’s not unusual for one to leave the driving to someone else. If you’re ready to take your hands off the wheel and wish to be a passenger in a safe, secure mode of transportation in your day to day life, you’re one of many.
As Alzheimer’s disease awareness month approaches, McClellan Senior Living would like to discuss a brief history of Alzheimer’s disease and the progress made since its discovery. The question ‘What is Alzheimer’s disease?’ is still a fairly common one as awareness continues to spread. Even though researchers have made significant progress since its discovery, much is still unknown about the disease.
Sage Management, an Alabama based company with over 20 years of excellence in senior care, announced today that McClellan Senior Living, located on former Fort McClellan, obtained a Deficiency Free Annual Survey from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).
Senior health care is a topic that is rarely in the eye of the public. It can be an intimidating subject, with a lot of hesitation, since exercising as an older adult can pose challenges. You'll find that as you age, exercising requires more dedication and patience. You still have plenty of adventures ahead of you, so now is the time to make a positive change and McClellan Senior Living is here to help!