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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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World Alzheimer’s Month

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

World Alzheimer’s Month September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In our society today, more and more people are learning what Alzheimer’s is; unfortunately it is due to someone in your life being affected by this disease. Thankfully, today more and more scientists and geneticists are starting to understand how Alzheimer’s affects the brain and body and even some ways to combat the disease. Although there are no cures  ..

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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 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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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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Eating Disorders and the Elderly

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Eating Disorders and the Elderly Anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating, these are all forms of eating disorders. Previously associated primarily with the younger set—preteens and teens—such eating disorders have unfortunately expanded to affect more individuals in midlife and beyond, as older age proves to be no barrier for disordered eating practices. When we think of eating disorders you picture a young woman, as t ..

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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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Top 10 Concerns That Seniors Face

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Top 10 Concerns That Seniors Face As we get older, we hope that our lives will become easier. We anticipate retirement as the time in our lives when we can finally relax. While the golden years can be some of the best years of our life, there are always concerns. Senior citizens have challenges to overcome that are universal to all ages as well as some issues that are specific to their age group. The top ten concerns facing senior cit ..

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