Senior Care

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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8 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

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8 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays By Sharon O’Brien 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 have older friends and family members with underlying health issues, you can help them enjoy the […]

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Holiday Caregiver Burnout

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Holiday Caregiver Burnout Author: Valerie Michel Buck Whether you’re at the end of your tether, that tether has been cut years ago or you’re just starting caregiving for a loved one, this time of year always seems to be the hardest. The season of joy is upon us, that is what the media, shopping centers […]

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Use Medicines Wisely

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Use Medicines Wisely The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that seniors need to take extra care with both prescription and over-the-counter medications. As we get older, many of us begin to take multiple medications, which can increase our risk for potentially dangerous drug interactions. Plus, keeping track of multiple medications and taking them exactly […]

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents by Valerie Buck, August 25, 2014 |National Care Planning Council  1. Getting old is financially scary No matter how much money one may have, thinking about covering the expenses associated with aging or dealing with the unknown can be extremely scary. What if your elderly […]

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Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time

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Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time We’ve likely been in this situation, in one way or another. A friend’s husband has died or a family member just found out he has cancer. We don’t know what to say, so we blurt out the first thing that comes to our minds. When standing in […]

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