Maintain a Healthy Back & Active Lifestyle -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, January 2023 Your back plays a big role in your overall well-being. By protecting it, you can sleep better, feel happier, and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. A healthy back means you can do the things you enjoy, like going for walks, gardening, or playing with grandkids. Regular, low-impact exercises play a crucial role in maintaining the strength and flexibility of your back muscles. Activities like walking, swimming, and tai chi are excellent choices for promoting spinal health without putting excessive strain on [...]
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Stay Independent: Assistive Tools to Make Life Easier -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, December 2023 As individuals age, they may encounter challenges in performing daily activities such as getting dressed, taking a bath, or navigating their homes. Assistive tools are designed to make life easier! Occupational Therapists specialize in assisting older adults to participate in activities and maintain independence and safety. If you experience trouble with completing everyday tasks, talk with your doctor about the potential benefits of physical and occupational therapy.
Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, November 2023 Rehabilitation is an important and critical part of the recovery process. The goal of rehabilitation is to help an individual heal and achieve the highest level of independence possible. Physical Therapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OT), and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) all work together to help individuals overcome obstacles and accomplish normal tasks of daily living. Physical Therapy Physical Therapists help those recovering after an illness, injury, surgery, or chronic condition. Physical Therapists can help speed up the recovery process by increasing strength and endurance, improving balance and [...]
Physical Therapy Helps Adults Move & Feel Better -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, October 2023 As the temperature drops and days grow shorter, individuals with arthritis often face the daunting challenge of managing symptoms in cold weather. The cold can exacerbate joint stiffness and pain, making it tempting to stay indoors and reduce physical activity. However, exercise remains a powerful tool for arthritis management, even in chilly conditions. Why staying active during winter months is beneficial for managing arthritis pain: Don’t let the cold weather deter you from managing your arthritis pain through exercise. Regular, [...]
Physical Therapy Helps Adults Move & Feel Better -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, September 2023 As people grow older, the desire to move comfortably and live independently remains important. Physical therapy offers a specialized solution to help older adults move better, stay active, and enjoy a fulfilling life. Here Are Some Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Enhance Mobility: The core of physical therapy lies in maximizing movement and functionality to help adults move around safely and perform everyday tasks with ease. Alleviate Pain: Many conditions can lead to discomfort and pain. Physical therapists provide [...]
Healthy Aging for Vibrant Living -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, August 2023 Aging is a natural and inevitable part of life, and with the right mindset and lifestyle choices, it can be a time of continued vitality, joy, and fulfillment. Healthy aging isn’t just about adding years to your life; it’s about adding life to your years. Below are a few tips to help older adults embrace healthy aging and make the most of this exciting chapter. Physical, occupational, and speech therapists play important roles in helping adults live vibrant, independent lives. By addressing physical limitations [...]
Staying Hydrated for Better Health -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, July 2023 As we age, several changes occur in our bones that can affect their structure, density, and overall health. It’s important to note that while these changes are common, they are not inevitable. Taking steps to improve and maintain bone health is essential for older adults to preserve their independence, prevent fractures, and enjoy a higher quality of life. Can Therapy Help You? Physical and Occupational therapy can help individuals improve bone health. Physical therapists prescribe specific exercises that target bone health including weight-bearing exercises, [...]
Staying Hydrated for Better Health -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, June 2023 Your body is made up of approximately 60% water. Water is essential for nearly every bodily function and helps regulate body temperature, lubricates joints, and aids digestion and nutrient absorption. Maintaining proper hydration is important for all ages, but is especially important for seniors. As we age, our bodies become less efficient at regulating water and electrolyte balance. This can lead to a higher risk of dehydration. Also, older adults are more vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke due to changes in the body’s [...]
Welcoming Our New Chaplain, Steve Cavanaugh Treyton Oak Towers would like to announce officially that we have hired a new chaplain to assist in social and spiritual services here at Treyton Oak Towers. Please join us in welcoming Steve Cavanaugh. Steve is a retired pastor of 40 years leading small and mid-sized churches. He has counseled extensively in vocational, premarital, marriage, grief, and drug and alcohol addiction. He has experience in working with seniors and their families regarding health issues, end of life decisions, and funeral arrangements. Steve has a Master of Divinity from the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in [...]
April is National Occupational Therapy Month -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, April 2023 Occupational Therapists help people of all ages to live more independent and productive lives. How Can An Occupational Therapist Help? Occupational therapists can help aging adults remain active and live well despite limitations. Some of the main benefits of participating in occupational therapy for older adults include: Improved Quality of Life Restored Function Improved Activities of Daily Living Reduced Risk for Falls Improved Self-Confidence & Happiness Increased Awareness of Safety Precautions in the Home Continued Independence