By GYC Senior Care on April 29, 2020

Activities of daily living for seniors

The term, ADL was formulated in the 1950s by an internationally renowned geriatrician, Sidney Katz. He had been testing and measuring the physical functioning of his patients with disabling conditions. He wanted to help healthcare providers assess their patients while simultaneously restoring his patients’ independence. A few years later, the Katz ADL Index has lent […]

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By GYC Senior Care on April 10, 2020

Wellness: How to tackle anxiety in seniors amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses affecting seniors. Seniors have to deal with an increase in mortality rates, physical ailment, chronic illness, insomnia, and a decrease in mobility and independence. There is no doubt that social distancing will exacerbate already existing feelings of anxiety and depression among seniors. In a study conducted […]

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By GYC Senior Care on March 18, 2020

COVID-19 safety measures for seniors and caregivers

In response to the growing concerns about the COVID-19, we are taking steps to keep people in our community are updated and informed about best practices to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy. We know it can be disheartening to go through the recent media updates and know that your loved one(s) […]

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By GYC Senior Care on February 18, 2020

Positive aging – How to encourage positive thinking in the elderly

The Positive Psychology Institute describes positive aging as “the process of maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life as you age.” It is a way of living than a state of being. In other words, it’s approaching life’s challenges with a positive attitude. We believe […]

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