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How to Plan for Long-term Care

How to Plan for Long-term Care

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  One consequence of us living longer lives is there’s an increasing number of seniors who need long-term care. While the care needs of people change as they age, staying at home and living independently for as long as possible….

Aging with Dignity: Care at Home (Video)

Aging with Dignity: Care at Home (Video)

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After a rehabilitation or hospital stay for you or a family member, there are many considerations to take into account before making the transition to home. The video above provides tips to facilitate the adjustment period after a move back….

Interior Design with Safety in Mind

Interior Design with Safety in Mind

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  Your home is your castle. But, as we age, different considerations emerge regarding our living environments, so those “castles” need to evolve to meet changing needs. While it’s important to be able to embrace independence, make sure it is….

Addressing Common, Age-Related Medical Concerns

Addressing Common, Age-Related Medical Concerns

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  In America today, we can expect to live longer than ever before. As we navigate our senior years, carefully managing chronic conditions is one key to staying healthy. Getting older can bring on health problems as our bodies change….

Senior Health: 10 Top Concerns

Senior Health: 10 Top Concerns

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According to a 2009-2011 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Washington, D.C., approximately 41% of 65-year old adults reported their health to be excellent or very good. The CDC says people in America today can….

Caring for a Loved One—and Yourself in the Process

Caring for a Loved One—and Yourself in the Process

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How to determine if you are a caregiver and what you can do to support seniors close to you We’re living longer, healthier lives. While it is a tremendous bonus to enjoy each other’s company for years more than in….

Handling Aggression in Those with Dementia

Handling Aggression in Those with Dementia

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It is important to recognize the difference between agitation and aggression in people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Agitation means an individual is restless or worried; the person can’t seem to settle down. They may be….

Activities Supporting Independence for Seniors

Activities Supporting Independence for Seniors

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For seniors, staying active, laughing, and simply having fun helps the body stay strong and mind stay sharp. Whether living independently, in an assisted living community, or skilled nursing center, there are plenty of activities for older adults to enjoy….

Staying Active with Limited Mobility

Staying Active with Limited Mobility

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Seniors can have limited mobility from injuries sustained in a fall or from a stroke, arthritis, or other illnesses that restrict movement. When this occurs, the activities and hobbies they once enjoyed may be too difficult. The best way to….

Keys to Greater Happiness and Health as We Age

Keys to Greater Happiness and Health as We Age

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Aging is inevitable. Maintaining a happy and healthy life takes exercise, proper nutrition, and staying socially active. A healthy lifestyle enables an active, fulfilled life. Be Physically Active Regular exercise at a level comfortable for you is an important foundation….

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