Tips for Seniors



Why Inpatient Rehabilitation is the Best Option for Seniors

Why Inpatient Rehabilitation is the Best Option for Seniors

John knew that his dad was only one hip fracture away from needing full time senior care services. At 80, John Sr is frail and shows some signs of cognitive decline. Yet it doesn’t stop him from doing his own shopping, housework and even sweeping the leaves off his front steps. John Jr has wanted… read more


Toni’s Tips: Caution When Holiday Eating

Waistlines in Middle Age Can Affect Cognitive Abilities in Old Age By Toni Lynn Davis MHA, CNHA, FACHCA It Is holiday time, and the food and drink are flowing. Studies show that the average American gains at least five pounds during the holiday season and most do not take it off when the holidays are… read more


Advice on Aging: Holiday Time Not Always Jolly for Seniors

By Toni Lynn Davis MHA, CNHA, FACHCA “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” That is how the song goes and for many of us holiday time is a most wonderful time. Yet, studies show that holiday time also sees a rise in depression among people of all ages. Some of the known causes… read more


Tips for Seniors: Protecting from Falls

Tips for Seniors: Protecting from Falls

By Toni Lynn Davis MHA, CNHA, FACHCA Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults. As the weather turns cold and the outdoors becomes slippery it is especially important to be mindful of protecting seniors from slips and falls. There are a greater number of falling hazards in one’s home. Here are some… read more


Tips for Seniors: Get Your Shots Before You Get Flu or Pneumonia

Tips for Seniors: Get Your Shots Before You Get Flu or Pneumonia

By Toni Lynn Davis MHA, CNHA, FACHCA Senior Citizens are especially vulnerable to the flu and the added threat of pneumonia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that most everyone should get inoculated but identify seniors as they are at higher risk of developing serious flu related symptoms. The CDC notes that the… read more


Toni’s Tips: Senior Pedestrian Safety

Toni’s Tips: Senior Pedestrian Safety

By Toni Lynn Davis MHA, CNHA, FACHCA As the weather cools it’s the perfect time to get outside for a walk. Walking is a healthy form of exercise for senior citizens, and the beautiful fall weather, and colors are good for the spirit as well as the body. “Older pedestrians in New Jersey are more… read more


Toni’s Tips: Making Plans for Long-Term Care

By Toni Lynn Davis, MHA, CNHA, FACHCA CEO and President Green Hill Inc. Time after time I have family members call us at Green Hill to make immediate or emergency arrangements to place an elder in our long-term care residence. Almost always they are unprepared for the complex steps involved in selecting a residence that… read more


Skin Care is Health Care for Seniors

Skin Care is Health Care for Seniors

Tips for Seniors By Toni Lynn Davis, MHA, CNHA, FACHCA CEO and President Green Hill Inc. As we age our skin becomes much thinner and therefore more vulnerable, injuring much easier and healing slower than when we were younger. Seniors are prone to skin problems ranging from itching, scaling, and mild dryness to serious skin… read more


Farmers Markets Provide Fresh Nutrition

By Toni Lynn Davis, MHA, CNHA, FACHCA CEO and President Green Hill Inc. Summer provides a wealth of fresh fruits and vegetables that are the mainstay of a healthy diet for elders. Lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and loads of leafy green vegetables and fresh fruits are the foundation of a healthy body at any age…. read more


March is National Nutrition Month:  Taste the Mediterranean

March is National Nutrition Month: Taste the Mediterranean

Green Hill celebrates National Nutrition Month in the Dining Services department. The theme this year is “Taste of the Mediterranean”. Residents will taste different cuisines from the Mediterranean regions (Italy, Greece, Morocco and Spain) at mealtime. The “Taste of the Mediterranean” theme celebrates the traditional Mediterranean diet and lifestyle often associated with improved health. The… read more