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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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Where Will All The People Go?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where Will All The People Go? We have all heard the statistics about the baby boomer population (http://www.history.com/topics/baby-boomers); at the end of World War II, more babies were born in 1946 than ever before: 3.4 million, 20 percent more than in 1945. This was the beginning of the so-called “baby boom.” In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born; 3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born ever ..

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Differences Between In-Home Care & Home Health

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Differences Between In-Home Care & Home Health So many times people are discharged from the hospital with directions on care they should receive once they are home. These directions can include having home health and in home care, which most people think are the same thing, but are in fact, very different. The key difference is that "home care" is non-clinical care and "home health" is clinical care. In-Home Care is typically priv ..

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Senior Health Tips: Staying Cool This Summer!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Senior Health Tips: Staying Cool This Summer! While warmer weather does mean sunnier skies and more time spent outdoors, it also means taking extra care of your health. Seniors are at especially high risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and so it is important to learn how to take care of yourself as we hit the high point of summer. Read on to find out more! Tips for Senior Health in Hot Temperat ..

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Summertime in Sacramento - Part 2

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summertime in Sacramento for Seniors (Part 2)… Events, Classes, Music, Theater, and more… The Crocker Art Museum (http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/) is so much more than art and a museum! It is a place where you can come to learn and explore your artistic and creative side. You can browse through pieces of fine art from periods throughout history, or make your own! The Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885 and is on ..

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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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Summertime in Sacramento for Seniors (Part 1)…

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Summertime in Sacramento for Seniors (Part 1)… Events, Classes, Music, Theater, and more… Just because we are a little older, and maybe do not move as quickly, doesn’t mean there are not plenty of things we can still do! Sacramento is home to a wide variety of places and events that are geared towards seniors, and those that incorporate people of every age! We have decided to help put some of those events and plac ..

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Arthritis Awareness

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Arthritis Awareness The number one cause of disability in the United States is arthritis, which is a disease that affects more than 50 million Americans. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis. Statistics from The Arthritis Foundation: Nearly 53 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis; that number is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030. Almost 300,000 babie ..

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May is American Stroke Awareness Month

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

May is American Stroke Awareness Month May is American Stroke Awareness month and it is a good time to make sure you know how to keep yourself healthy and a few steps you can take to try to avoid having a stroke. It is also important to know the signs of a stroke, and what to do if you or a loved one is having a stroke. People of all age, race, creed, and color can be affected by a stroke. It is important to know how to safeguard you ..

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