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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Falls

07/28/2020

Did you know that every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall? Falls account for nearly 1/3 of all non-fatal injuries in the U.S. Furthermore, falling once doubles your chance of falling again. Falls can be caused by medical conditions and medications, ...

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Finding Your Local Farmers’ Market: An Outing with Safety for Seniors in Mind

07/24/2020

My Mom grew up on a farm. So, we always had a garden at home when I was young. I loved watching a local farmer come by with his tractor to “till” the soil and help us get ready for the new growing season. My siblings and I helped our Mom plant, weed, and pick ...

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Caregiver Steps Towards Greater Resilience

07/08/2020

Resilience is about adapting well when faced with difficulty, and in the unknowns of today's world, this is of the upmost importance. When I found myself in an unexpected family caregiver role, I was faced with significant amounts of stress, daily, for months. Family ...

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How COVID-19 has Changed In-Home Care Management

06/24/2020

The way of caregiving pictured above is now unheard of these days. It is all about following CDC guidelines, social distancing, and having as little contact as possible with others. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus how critical healthcare workers are needed ...

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10 Signs of Depression in Older Adults

06/03/2020

There has been a stigma placed on mental health issues. Some may feel embarrassed that they have a diagnosis of a mental illness, such as depression, and feel they should just work harder to not feel "down about things." Depression is not a "normal" part of aging, but ...

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6 Considerations for the “New Normal”

05/17/2020

Growing up in the mid-1950’s through mid-1970’s, I remember my Mom meticulously washing, drying, folding, and ironing my Dad’s cloth handkerchiefs. He always carried one in his back pocket. I believe that fell in line with his Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared."

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10 Ways to Foster Harmony While Sheltering in Place

04/29/2020

  This is week #6 for me working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many of you are, my spouse and I are both working virtually from our apartment. We have not been in the same space 24/7, for extended periods without going to the office, running errands, ...

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15 At-Home Activities You May Not Have Thought About Doing During COVID-19

04/15/2020

Are you finding yourself becoming bored at home lately? Many of us have been placed on a “Safer At Home” order for over a month now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This may be causing increased boredom in you, or the loved senior in your life. Keeping engaged during ...

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Looking to Move Out of Your Assisted Living Facility Due to COVID-19?

04/10/2020

  With assisted living facilities becoming hotspots for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, are you feeling uneasy that you or a loved one is currently residing in a facility? The coronavirus has taken us all by surprise, causing many assisted living facilities to shut ...

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10 Ways to Combat Loneliness As We Shelter in Place

04/05/2020

  Canadian American psychologist Paul Bloom is quoted as saying, “Humans are social beings, and we are happier, and better, when connected to others.” For many of us, the truth of that statement is in the forefront of our minds during these uncertain times with ...

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