We all age and expect skin changes with the years, but these can be accelerated by environmental and lifestyle factors. Skin aging can be described by the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, dryness, loss of skin tone and elasticity (sagging), and discoloration. Hair is also affected by hair loss and graying.
Even though lounging in the sun feels amazing—and it does have some benefits, such as Vitamin D production and mood elevation—too much of it can also damage the skin. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) light, which can reduce skin elasticity and can lead to premature aging. However, over time, UV exposure causes cumulative damage in the skin through unrepaired genetic mutations, and skin cells proliferate unchecked, thus resulting in cancers.
Here at Likas Nursing, we take pride in keeping abreast of the ever-changing public health guidelines and of maintaining standard hygienic measures to ensure that we keep you, our beloved clients, safe. In this article, we ask the Director of Care, Virginia Lasiste, RN, BSN, about her thoughts on this evolving pandemic.
During the peak of the pandemic, majority of the deaths were in seniors’ homes and long-term care facilities. This showed just how inadequate their living conditions were and, as a result, most of the population surveyed in this study declared that they would prefer to stay in their homes and access home care.