Posts Categorized: Senior Health

5 Achievable New Year Resolutions for Seniors

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“Happy New Year!”  The end of another Earth orbit around the Sun – marking the beginning of a new journey into another year – full of possibilities and opportunities to evaluate your past goals and either re-commit or create some new goals! How to Make New Year Resolutions Stick: Be Realistic & Obtainable When making […]

Depression, Age & the Holidays…

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The holiday season is suppose to be “Merry & Bright”… but for some of us – the holiday season is something we dread rather than something that brings us delight. After all your friends & family are gone… what then? The holiday season can be especially hard on those of us who have lost our […]

Healthy Aging: 10 Senior Health Tips to Celebrate Healthy Aging Month

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AlwaysOn: Senior Health Tip: - Healthy aging involves being physically active, adapting to change and developing new skills & interests. Read more on "Healthy Aging: 10 Senior Health Tips to Celebrate Healthy Aging Month" »

September is Healthy Aging Month: Celebrate the Positive Aspects of Age Sep­tem­ber is Healthy Aging Month, an annual health obser­vance designed to focus national atten­tion on the pos­i­tive aspects of grow­ing older. Now in its sec­ond decade, Healthy Aging Month seeks to pro­vide inspi­ra­tion and prac­ti­cal ideas for older adults, ages 50-plus, to improve their […]

September is World Alzheimer’s Month: Wear Purple on Sept 21!

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month, so we thought we’d share some of the great Alzheimer’s awareness information & dementia educational materials available about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia: Can we reduce the risk? The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2014 is ‘Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?‘, focusing on ways we […]

Feeling Tired? Could Be Anemia… Help Can Be in Your Skillet

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My mother makes amazing fried chicken.  I remember eating it when I lived at home and, after living on my own, decided that restaurant fried chicken was just as good as Mom’s.  Until recently.  I’ve moved closer to her because her COPD is accelerating; she is physically failing.  As a result, I’ve learned the secret […]

Why We Need Seniors in Our Neighborhoods

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Feeling down and need a smile break? This is a great representation why we need seniors in our neighborhoods and in their homes. Elderly Woman Waves at Students Every Day Then This Senior Gets a Huge Surprise. Take a moment to watch the story of Tinney Davidson, an elderly senior citizen who waves to nearby […]

Adverse Harm in Nursing Facilities Outpace Hospitals

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The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently reported that 32% of Medicare beneficiaries who went to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and spent an average of 15.5 days in the SNF in August 2011 experienced an adverse event or other harm (Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries, OEI-06-11-00370 (Feb. […]

25 Senior Health Questions & Their Answers

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We get a wide variety of senior health questions that come through our office each day – here are 25 Senior Health Questions We are Often Asked and the answers to them. If you have a question relating to seniors or home care that you would like answered – please contact us & let us know. […]

COPD Stages: Mild, Moderate, Severe & Very Severe

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What many of us don’t realize is that COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease.  Doctors have staged the symptoms into four phases. COPD Phase I:  Mild Symptoms of this stage are lung capacity of 80% of normal.  During this stage, the symptoms are not necessarily obvious to the sufferer. COPD Phase 2: […]