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10 Ways Assisted Living Improves Quality of Life

10 Ways Assisted Living Improves Quality of Life

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  Today, one million Americans live in senior living communities with that number projected to double by the year 2030. As the population ages, seniors are increasingly taking advantage of new options to improve their quality of life, including assisted living communities…..

Home Health Aides – Why an Agency is the Way to Go

Home Health Aides – Why an Agency is the Way to Go

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As we age, it is very common to need help completing daily activities. Some turn to friends and family for assistance, while others transition into assisted living residences. For those who need care beyond what friends and family can provide,….

Stress Management Techniques

Stress Management Techniques

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For a phenomenon experienced by everybody at one point or another, stress goes largely ignored while it takes its toll on the body and mind of those affected. Stress affects approximately 77 percent of the population regularly, and about 33….

What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy?

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Many people are unfamiliar with what it is occupational therapists actually do. During occupational therapy month in April, the American Occupational Therapy Association attempts to bring awareness to the important work occupational therapists perform in the healthcare field every day…..

Living Apart, Together

Living Apart, Together

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How one daughter stays connected to her father living in a SALMON Health and Retirement community from thousands of miles away.  For six years, Sue Dion was concerned about her father living alone in Northbridge, MA, while she lived nearly….

The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

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February is upon us, and with it comes Valentine’s Day—that seemingly sentimental holiday cynical folks roll their eyes about, or designate for young lovers only. But let’s not dismiss it so quickly. One of the benefits of age is that….

High Blood Pressure May Increase the Risk of Dementia

High Blood Pressure May Increase the Risk of Dementia

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The American Heart Association stated this month that high blood pressure in middle age may contribute to the development of dementia. This hypothesis has not yet been scientifically proven. As treatments for dementia remain difficult and the number of cases….

Are You A Caregiver?

Are You A Caregiver?

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When a friend asked me to be a speaker at a workshop on caregiving, I was surprised but I agreed to do it. After all, I had been working as a home health social worker for quite some time. Much….

Will Exercising Help Me Lose Weight?

Will Exercising Help Me Lose Weight?

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You may have read one of many articles suggesting exercise is ineffective as a weight loss tool. A quick Google search yields hundreds of results, including headlines such as, “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin,” from sources like CNN, The….

Home Safety Measures for Fall Prevention

Home Safety Measures for Fall Prevention

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Preventing falls among older adults is an integral component in remaining active, healthy, and independent in one’s home. The unfortunate truth is one out of three adults 80 or older suffers a fall annually. Once someone is the victim of….

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