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Skin Conditions in the Elderly

06/13/2020

Your skin changes with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Your veins and bones can be seen more easily. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal. Years of sun tanning or being out in the sunlight for ...

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10 Positive Aspects of Aging

05/28/2020

Today, I was thinking about my aging family members and friends. It is something that is going to happen to all of us one day. It is never easy to watch a loved one age and often become dependent upon others. It is heartbreaking for all involved. It is easy to focus on ...

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Where's the Beef?

05/20/2020

Many of us remember the phrase, "Where's the beef?"  from Wendy's Hamburger commercials.  Recently we have been hearing this phrase again amid the rumors of meat shortages due to COVID-19. Don't panic! Not only can meatless meals be healthier for seniors, they can be ...

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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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April Is Foot Health Awareness Month

04/22/2020

April is Foot Health Awareness Month! Since many seniors have diabetes, foot ulcers are often common among them.Typically, Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers foot exams every 6 months if you have diabetic peripheral neuropathy and loss of protective sensations, ...

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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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10 Benefits of In-Home Physicians During the Global COVID-19 Crisis

03/29/2020

Social distancing and self-quarantining are becoming highly recommended by health-care professionals all over the world at this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rate of speed that the the virus is spreading, it is normal to be apprehensive towards the ...

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10 Ways to Practice Self-Care During This Time of Social Distancing

03/25/2020

  Paying attention to self-care can be an ongoing challenge. During times of high stress, practicing quality self-care is often a mere after-thought. As we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and need for social distancing, let’s take a few minutes to pause, take 3 ...

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