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Hospitals Strive to Make Patients More Comfortable

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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

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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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Breathing Easy: How To Help Seniors Survive Allergy Season

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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

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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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Bucket List Essential – Do You Have an Advance Directive?

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Bucket List Essential – Do You Have an Advance Directive? Consider this: national studies conducted in 2004 and again in 2014 indicate 9 out of 10 people believe it is important that their wishes as to medical treatment be followed should a serious illness or injury leave them unable to speak or communicate. At the […]

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Storing and Sharing Your Advance Directive Documents

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Storing and Sharing Your Advance Directive Documents Just as important as creating an Advance Directive is making sure that other people know that you have them and know where they are located. According to the National Institute on Aging, there are key people who should be told that you have an advance directive and given […]

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Finding Your Purpose in Life

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Finding Your Purpose in Life In the past few years, research has touted the benefits of having a purpose in life, physically as well as emotionally. Two recent studies show that having a purpose in life increased longevity. One recent study looked at data from the Midlife in the United States project, which is funded […]

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community?

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community? It is said that “there’s no place like home!”    For many seniors, remaining in their home is of utmost importance.  Fortunately, there are numerous resources available to help make that goal a reality.  Why then, do some seniors make the decision to move to a senior community? […]

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February’s Recommended Reading

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February’s Recommended Reading Activities to do with Your Parent who has Alzheimer’s Dementia by Judith A. Levy, Ed.M., OTR  (Author) Activities to Do with Your Parent Who Has Alzheimer’s Dementia provides a selection of user-friendly activities that will help maintain your parent’s self-care skills, mobility, and socialization. These tasks encourage success and feelings of self worth, and offer […]

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How to Communicate with someone who has Dementia

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How to Communicate with someone who has Dementia The Alzheimer’s Association offers suggestions for ways to approach and help someone with dementia that make it easier for both parties. Experts say that it’s important to remember to respect people with dementia and avoid talking down to them or around them, instead of to them. You […]

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