What are Activities of Daily Living

Aging is a natural and graceful process that changes the functional needs of our bodies. Musculoskeletal, sensory, circulatory, neurological, and cognitive changes influence our daily living.  Acute and chronic illnesses, medications, and the environment can also pose more challenges to seniors. There are fundamental activities a patient must be able to rely on to thrive independently. Healthcare professionals working with…

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Senior Citizen Population in Philadelphia

A century ago, the world underwent the industrial revolution, forever changing humanity.  Perhaps today, as we enter the roaring 20’s, a transformation has begun, but this one surrounding population.  According to a recent report, the U.S. population has grown a staggering 50 million people in the past decade.  The senior citizen demographic is no exception.  Roughly 10,000 people per day…

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Social Isolation Among The Elderly

At some point, almost all seniors will require assistance performing everyday tasks known as activities of daily living.  These services range from doing the laundry, washing dishes, grooming, bathing, getting in and out of bed, etc.  This newfound loss of independence often creates a sense of uncertainty and fear about what the future holds.  If that’s enough, nearly one-fourth of…

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