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What is Arthritis?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What is Arthritis? According to the Arthritis Foundation (http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php); Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can ..

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Preventing Slip and Falls in Your Home

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Preventing Slip and Falls in Your Home According to the National Council on Aging (https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/preventing-falls-tips-for-older-adults-and-caregivers/6-steps-to-protect-your-older-loved-one-from-a-fall/), one in three older Americans falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head inju ..

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Great Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Great Low Impact Exercises for Seniors Taking care of our bodies gets increasingly important as we age. The better shape we stay in, the more likely we are to ward off disease and body deterioration. Finding exercises that are easy as we age isn’t always easy, though. It’s important to make sure that our bodies can handle the exercises without worsening a condition. For seniors, this means low impact exercises – basicall ..

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Through the looking glass: A Deeper Understanding of Dementia

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Through the looking glass A Deeper Understanding of Dementia Working in the senior placement industry I deal with seniors every day, over the phone, in person, through email and texting, I feel through my interactions and spending time with the elderly population that I have a good idea of what a senior goes through on a daily basis. BOY WAS I WRONG! A few weeks ago my colleagues and I had the opportunity to experience what it feels l ..

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Making Your Home Safer

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Making Your Home Safer Independence is important to everyone, starting the day they take their first step. The feeling of freedom and having the ability to do and go anywhere is wonderful! However, as we age, we begin to lose our freedoms and even being in our own homes can become unsafe. Nearly 90% of individuals over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, according to a research report by the National Conference of S ..

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Today is the 23rd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day!! Today over 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S., as we celebrate the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for this day: to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. This event is always the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness D ..

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Patient Safety Awareness

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Patient Safety Awareness Patient safety is a public health issue. One in 10 patients develops a health care acquired condition during hospitalization. Medical error causes the death of 44,000 to 98,000 hospital patients a year. Work is being done at the federal, state and local levels to address these issues but it takes all of us within the care continuum to stand united. According to United for Patients Safety &ldq ..

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February Newsletter

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

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GoFundMe For WWII Veteran Claude and his wife Dorothy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This fundraiser is for a sweet couple, WWII Veteran, Claude and Dorothy Cravens, they are 88 and 86 respectively, they have been married for over 63 years and have spent the last 35 years in the same home. About 10 years ago Dorothy was diagnosed with Dementia and Claude became her primary caregiver and has been doing so ever since. Claude has done his best to take care of Dorothy and their home, but he himself is getting old and is n ..

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Dangers of Caregiver Denial

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dangers of Caregiver Denial Denial is a normal human emotion, especially with symptoms as heartbreaking as dementia or Alzheimer’s, as no one wants to confront the disease for which there is currently no cure. But there are risks to caregiver denial. Dangers that go along with caregiver denial are two-fold. Not only is your loved one at risk; but also you, the caregiver, is at risk. It doesn’t matter how many times yo ..

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