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Managing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI's) In Older Adults

09/03/2020

Older adults have an overall susceptibility to infections due to a weakening immune system as they age. They are particularly susceptible to urinary tract infections. Urinary Tract Infections can not only be uncomfortable for the client, but also daunting to the ...

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9 Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice Care

08/30/2020

Hospice care is a specialty service specifically for individuals and their loved ones with late-stage illnesses. This includes medical, emotional, spiritual, and grief support. Hospice care can be widely misunderstood! Many associate hospice with death, when in ...

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Creating Independence in Older Adults

08/23/2020

Care Managers are funny creatures, we truly are. We have been taught to start assessing a situation from the moment we meet you or your loved one, so that’s what we do! Care Management is a calling that when responded to for the right reasons, becomes a gift. Some ...

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7 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Your Confused Aging Relative

08/18/2020

When confusion in an older adult begins, sometimes the signs are very subtle, and then it hits all of the sudden. It may leave you thinking, "Where did this come from?" and "When did this begin?" after having a conversation with your aging relative. Then, you start ...

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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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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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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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Do You Really Know Your Mom and Dad?

07/05/2020

When we are young, we are with our parent(s) almost all the time. We eat together, sleep in the same house, and watch the same television shows. We know our parents' routines, friends, and activities. Then, we leave home and make maybe one or two short visits weekly, ...

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8 Reasons Why Facebook is Great for Seniors

06/28/2020

  Now more than ever, older adults may be finding themselves sitting at home all alone. Due to COVID-19, strict social distancing guidelines, your family being busy with their own lives, and having more time on your hands after retirement, the feeling of being left out ...

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