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6 New Quality Measures Coming to Nursing Home Compare, Five-Star Rating System

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6 New Quality Measures Coming to Nursing Home Compare, Five-Star Rating System New quality measures for skilled nursing facilities will be introduced in the coming months, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said during an Open Door Forum call for providers. Data for six new quality measures — some based on Medicare claims, others […]

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Recommended Reading for March

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Recommended Reading:  Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy By:  Marie Marley, Ph.D This book tells the powerful 30-year love story of a young American woman and a delightfully colorful, wickedly eccentric Romanian gentleman and scholar, interspersed with advice and inspiration for Alzheimer’s caregivers everywhere. In addition to being a compelling […]

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What Our Clients Are Saying

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What Our Clients Are Saying  We just had to share this testimonial with you. When receive feedback like this it reassures us that we are making an impact and what we do each day matters. “I am writing you about Dawn Michelle as I believe when a person is outstanding in their profession, they deserve every […]

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Recommended Reading for the New Year

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Recommended Reading for the New Year Offers strategies for coping with the stresses and conflicts inherent in caring for elderly parents, discussing the necessity of realizing and accepting the limits of what one can do for sick or failing parents. Click here to purchase.

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What to Do When an Aging Loved One Dies

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What to Do When an Aging Loved One Dies If and when a parent passes away, most people wouldn’t know what to do. The process itself is overwhelming to think about. Reading these steps now and making some preparations can make this all much easier when the time comes. Things to consider just after passing […]

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8 Ways to Let Go of Your Stuff

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8 Ways to Let Go of Your Stuff Tear down the museum. In my youth, I forged strong friendships and created a history for myself that seemed worth remembering. So I held on to every trinket from my past but in doing so, I didn’t have any room for the present. I wanted to throw […]

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Five Tips to a Healthier Thanksgiving for Seniors

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Five Tips to a Healthier Thanksgiving for Seniors Thanksgiving can be fun and festive for some and emotionally and physically challenging for others. Since seniors are especially vulnerable to certain holiday-related health pitfalls, SCAN Health Plan offers these five tips to a healthier Thanksgiving – and holiday – season: Don’t dine alone. Many senior centers […]

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Common Household Fall Risks

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Common Household Fall Risks According to the CDC, the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for people who are 65 and older is falls. As we age, there are several factors that contribute to an increased chance of falling. For example, many seniors may experience muscle weakness, their gait may not be as steady […]

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More Caregivers Are No Spring Chickens Themselves

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More Caregivers Are No Spring Chickens Themselves Every few years, the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute survey the state of American caregiving; their latest report, published last month, focused in part on caregivers over 75. They constitute 7 percent of those who provide unpaid care to a relative or friend, […]

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5 Tips For Finding Meaning & Purpose After Retirement

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5 Tips For Finding Meaning & Purpose After Retirement Loss of purpose may well be responsible for the premature declines of many seniors.   Careers end, families grow up and move away, spouses and friends pass on, and the purposes that have kept us alive and motivated for decades begin to crumble, and life itself follows soon […]

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