Boost Your Immune System

How To Boost Your Immune System

These days people are living longer than ever before. Here in the United States, the average life expectancy for women in the early 1900s was just over 48 years of age. For men, during the same period, it was approximately 46 years. Now, a century has passed, and we have learned a lot about how to live longer, healthier lives. …

Aging with Pets

The Health Benefits of Aging with Pets

In the United States, an estimated thirty-seven percent of people between the age of fifty and sixty-seven are aging with pets. There is a growing body of research that suggests pet ownership and the human-animal interaction may offer a broad range of potential benefits that can support aging adults in maintaining their mental and physical health, independence, social connection, and …

Baxter Senior Living Community

Maintaining Mental Health During Quarantine Senior Living Communities

Statistics have shown that quarantining yourself and practicing social distancing can and has played an essential role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Despite having this knowledge, it does not mean that coping with a significant disruption in your normal daily routine is easy. This is especially true when it comes to senior living communities and …

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Staying Connected with Alaska Seniors Through Technology During COVID-19

These are undoubtedly extraordinary and challenging times for Alaska seniors. The global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has put strains on educational systems, financial systems, and healthcare systems all over the world. As global cases of COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus or novel coronavirus, surpass two million with more than seven hundred thousand here in the United States concern …

Alaskan Senior

Ways Alaskan Senior Loved Ones Can Show Us How To Weather Difficult Storms

Over the years, we have endured various harsh disasters such as famine, disease, outbreaks, world wars, floods, earthquakes, fire outbreaks, snow blizzards, and other storms. These hazardous occurrences have threatened to erase humanity, but human beings have endured. People have always found suitable ways to defeat and overcome these disasters by staying together and following the advice of experts. However, …

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Why Are Alaskan Elderly Adults Especially Vulnerable To Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to negatively affect not only the world’s population but also the economy. This infectious disease can be fatal, and it is essential for Alaskan elderly adults and those who interact with them to be precautious. For instance, the fatality rate among people aged 80 years and above is 15%. This alarming mortality rate …

Baxter Senior Living is Staying Connected

Social Distance doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected. Baxter is committed to keeping our families as comfortable and connected as possible. There are so many ways you can stay in touch.

COVID-19

How Baxter Finds Ways To Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has taken the world by surprise. This is an invisible infectious disease that continues to infect people regardless of their age, gender, or race, in different countries around the world. Since there is yet to be a vaccine or drug that treats COVID-19, the best way to contain this disease is by preventing its transmission. So, …

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Anxiety

5 Ways to Cope with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Anxiety

Anxiety is at an all-time high as the spread of COVID-19, also known as “coronavirus,” continues to disrupt everyday life. Many places have shut down all non-essential businesses. A lot of people are living under quarantine and must distance themselves from others. While these drastic measures are necessary to slow the spread of the coronavirus, they can also create anxiety, …

Ageism

How Ageism Impacts Your Health

As we age, our healthcare conditions may deteriorate. We may no longer be able to enjoy the activities we once were used to. We may become increasingly lonely. We also may be at risk of elder abuse and neglect, if we are unable to speak up about our needs. However, our golden years are also to be celebrated. Our golden …