Monthly Archives: May 2015

Recommended Reading for June

May 28th, 2015 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading for June Creating a Spiritual Legacy: How to Share Your Stories, Values, and Wisdom By: Daniel Taylor We establish wills to pass on our possessions and property to family members and friends, but what about the things that really matter: our values, beliefs, wisdom, and stories? Those are the things of lasting significance, […]

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How to Make Tough Decisions as a Caregiver

May 28th, 2015 (No Comments)

How to Make Tough Decisions as a Caregiver Many of us feel honored to provide care for our aging parent or ill spouse, but this honor can also present serious challenges.  Even when we have had the appropriate conversations with our loved one about his or her wishes under certain definable circumstances, life is rarely […]

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Ring Up Your Phone for Your Medications

May 28th, 2015 (No Comments)

Ring Up Your Phone for Your Medications As we get older, we have to take more medications at the same time we have less memory. Fortunately, the miracle of technology has a solution for that in the form of “apps”—applications for smartphones. Apps are available for “medication adherence”—making sure you take the right medication in […]

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Hospitals Strive to Make Patients More Comfortable

May 28th, 2015 (No Comments)

Hospitals Strive to Make Patients More Comfortable Even if you’ve managed to avoid hospitals for most of your life, as you age chances increase that you’ll require a hospital stay. You may dread hospitals because you either know firsthand or have heard how unpleasant the experience can be. Popular stories often revolve around acquiring infections […]

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Recommended Reading

May 1st, 2015 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading The 10 Essential Hugs of Life By: Roy Spence In the 10 Essential Hugs of Life, Roy shares the inspiring lessons he has learned from practicing what his dad taught him–anyone worth meeting is worth hugging–with the hope that others will take up the call to put a little more joy in the lives […]

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Guarding Against Common Hospital Errors

May 1st, 2015 (No Comments)

Guarding Against Common Hospital Errors Hospital patients potentially face an assortment of medical complications, but you can be proactive and guard against problems. Before your hospital visit, write down your medications, the dosage for each and when and why you take them. Also list the dates and reasons for all previous surgeries/procedures. Most important, don’t […]

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Breathing Easy: How To Help Seniors Survive Allergy Season

May 1st, 2015 (No Comments)

Breathing Easy: How To Help Seniors Survive Allergy Season Spring is in the air! Along with the arrival birds, bees, and more sunshine come pollen, dust, and other allergens that cause great discomfort to many. Older adults are not immune from springtime sniffles and sneezing. In fact, a growing number of seniors are developing allergies […]

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Proposed Changes to Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits

May 1st, 2015 (No Comments)

Proposed Changes to Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits The Veterans’ Aid and Attendance pension is an important benefit that many seniors receive to assist in paying for care.  Changes to the program are being explored which could make it difficult for families to receive this benefit in the future. According to the U.S. Department of […]

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