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What is Social Wellness?

07/15/2020

Let's face it, there's a "month" for everything but the kitchen sink, and there may be one for that as well. July has been deemed "Social Wellness Month," but it unfortunately doesn't get much attention. Perhaps it should for those who are most vulnerable to the ...

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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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Aging Life Care Management

05/31/2020

  Happy National Aging Life Care Month! Aging Life Care is also known as "Geriatric Care Management." It is an approach taken to care for older adults who are facing all of the health challenges that come with growing older. It takes a holistic, client-centered ...

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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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From a Nurse's Mind: Watching Your Mother Age

05/10/2020

Nurses are strange creatures, we truly are. We have been taught to start assessing situations from the moment we meet you or your loved one. That being said, one of the hardest things we deal with is when it comes to our own aging mothers.

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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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A Season of Social Distancing: Battling Social Isolation

04/01/2020

In this season of COVID-19, there is hyper-vigilance to protect our beloved seniors, since this virus seems to be harshest on them. Your loved one may be in a locked-down facility or restricted to their home with significantly reduced contact to the outside world. ...

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