Senior Care

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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Preventing Dehydration in Seniors

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Preventing Dehydration in Seniors   Dehydration, a condition when the body is losing more water than taking in, is a common condition that afflicts many people over the age of 65. Because the symptoms of dehydration are masked by the aging body, patients and caregivers often overlook the warnings signs until it is too late. […]

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8 Tips to Help Ease Your Loved One to a Memory Care Community

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8 Tips to Help Ease Your Loved One to a Memory Care Community Moving into assisted living or a memory care community can be hard on both the individual and their family. The good news, there is so much family members can do to ease the transition. Here are 8 tips that will bring more […]

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Guarding Against Common Hospital Errors

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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

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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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Foods to Keep The Heart Healthy

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Foods to Keep The Heart Healthy (From Seniorstrong.com) Keeping the heart healthy is essential for seniors, especially as they begin to retirement plan. Participating in regular exercise is key to keeping the blood flowing and improving motor skills, but researchers have found that diet may be more important than activity when it comes to the […]

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Avoid Slips and Falls in Bad Weather

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Avoid Slips and Falls in Bad Weather January 7, 2015 by Valerie Michel Buck (National Care Planning Council) Cold weather can bring more than just a white Christmas. It also brings a number of hazards which can cause slips and falls. Here are some ways to avoid slips and falls. Footwear Wearing proper footwear is […]

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Losing Weight Can Save Your Life

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Losing Weight Can Save Your Life (Senior Spirit Newsletter, December 2014) As almost every older adult knows, it’s hard to keep the weight off. As we age, we lose lean body mass, which lowers our metabolism; so we need to eat less while being careful to maintain enough nutrients to stay healthy. For older folks, […]

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Estate Planning Documents

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Estate Planning Documents Written by:  James J. Ruggiero, Jr. Esq, Paoli, Pennsylvania Make sure your Loved Ones know where your Estate Planning Documents are located For most people, finally establishing an estate plan is a big step that they have undertaken after years of delay. A second step is making decisions regarding the executor, trustees, beneficiaries, funeral […]

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Reaching Out to People with Dementia

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Reaching Out to People with Dementia As we get older, many of us have someone in our lives who has dementia. Maybe it’s your aging father in the nursing home, or your spouse who is showing early signs of Alzheimer’s, or even a neighbor. Maybe they’re not making sense or don’t respond when we say […]

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