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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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Using The Internet For Seniors

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Using The Internet For Seniors The internet is a valuable resource for seniors and it can be particularly helpful for those with mobility issues as it makes doing many things, such as paying bills; keeping in contact with people; and shopping, much easier, as they can all be done from home. If the senior is […]

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How to Spot Senior Depression

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How to Spot Senior Depression If an older family member or friend becomes depressed, how would you know? Do you know the warning signs that would enable you to spot senior depression in your friends or family members? Senior Depression Can Be Hard to Spot These senior depression findings are important because friends, family members, […]

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Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

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Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship. But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. If you […]

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Choice Connections Helps with Senior Housing Search

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Choice Connections Helps with Senior Housing Search Choice Connections of Virginia would like to thank the Richmond Times Dispatch for this wonderful article highlighting the services that we offer. Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 10:30 pm By JOAN TUPPONCE Special correspondent Lisa Hollier saw a growing need for a senior-care housing advisory service in the […]

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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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Finding Your Way to Safe Driving

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Finding Your Way to Safe Driving As we age, there’s no doubt that driving gets more difficult. For one, our reactions are slower, as our physical and cognitive functions decline. This comes at a time when there are more distractions—GPS, cell phones, digital music players—and more congested roads and aggressive drivers. As a group, senior […]

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Dehydration in Those with Dementia

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Dehydration in Those with Dementia While all older adults are at risk for dehydration, this risk increases for persons with Alzheimer’s. Besides forgetting to drink, persons with Alzheimer’s may have challenges in communicating their needs or have difficulty swallowing. If they are incontinent, they may avoid fluids to reduce urinary flow. In addition, as part […]

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How to Make Tough Decisions as a Caregiver

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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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