pets for seniors

Best Pets for Seniors

The presence of pets can significantly benefit people’s mental and physical health as they age. Pets offer companionship and comfort to seniors whether they remain at home, enter a nursing home facility, or even require hospice care. Owning pets is proven to lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels, and alleviate feelings of isolation. Many hobbies…

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Benefits of Senior Living Communities

Many older adults choose an assisted living community because they need assistance with the activities of daily living. These activities include bathing, eating, and moving around. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we believe in providing more than just the basics. Older adults also need emotional, social, intellectual, mental, and physical stimulation in order to maintain their…

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5 Hobbies for Seniors

Staying active in retirement can help older adults maintain cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, our nurturing staff encourages residents to engage in fun, safe hobbies for seniors. That’s why our senior living services provide a continuum of care, including home health care services, assisted living services, respite care, and hospice care.…

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Recognizing Depression in Seniors

If you’re an older adult, you may wonder whether feelings of sadness, anxiety, and hopelessness constitute depression. Do you find it harder to get through the day? Many seniors experience similar symptoms and require counseling and companionship to help them work through the complicated feelings. Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City uses the five dimensions of…

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6 Ways to Stay Busy in Retirement

Remaining active and engaged with life well into your retirement makes life more enjoyable. It may help you stay healthy longer, too. How do you stay busy in retirement if your life has slowed down so much? It can seem a bit challenging, especially if you have some limitations on mobility. Engaging in a recreational…

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Easing Anxiety in Older Adults

Many people develop mental health complications as they get older. One of the most common concerns is anxiety. Older adults often face making hard decisions and facing an unknown future. Usually, their previous supportive structures, like family, are no longer available. Because anxiety in older adults is so common and can be debilitating, it is…