Summer is here which means more options for time outdoors. Time spent outdoors can improve overall health and wellness offering many opportunities to be physically active. It helps reduce stress levels and can help promote mental health. While the outdoors has a great deal of benefits, it is still important to take precautions as temperatures rise and opportunities for sun exposure increase.
Two oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 are now available with a healthcare professional’s prescription. The treatments Paxlovid, by Pfizer, and Lagevrio, by Merck, both have an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help your body fight COVID-19. These oral antiviral treatments help to stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) from multiplying in your body. This helps to lower the amount of the virus that is in your body which can result in less serious symptoms and may lower the chances of getting worse and/or needing hospitalization.
Donald never imagined he would be at an assisted living facility. He simply didn’t see the reason, not at his age, because of the fact that he owned his house and he could come and go as he pleased. Donald, like so many other seniors, had a number of misconceptions about elderly care at assisted living, including what it was, what it offered, and the freedom and independence residents still have when they live there.