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Urinary Tract Infections and Seniors

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are painful and downright annoying. However, seniors who get UTIs can suffer more serious consequences of the infection, including acute confusion. Urinary tract infections are one of the most commonly diagnosed infections in older adults, … Continue reading

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Dental Care and Seniors

As we age, any number of unexpected conditions can lead to serious consequences. For example, a fall at home could lead to a hip fracture. A hastily planned discharge from the hospital can lead to infection, confusion, or readmission to … Continue reading

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Maintaining Independence at Home

While staying at home for as long as possible is the goal for many older adults, it is not always a safe or healthy option. Fortunately, senior support services have grown and adapted to meet the challenges of the aging … Continue reading

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Early Signs of Dementia

Adult children and family members can struggle when it comes to noticing potential warning signs of health decline in their senior loved ones. It can be difficult to know when shortness of breath walking down the stairs crosses over from … Continue reading

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Isolation and Seniors: Why It Happens and How to Fix It

Seniors living at home alone are especially vulnerable to the dangers of isolation. Discover the facts about isolation and how to bring the support to your loved one that they need to thrive. Continue reading

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Benefits of Respite Care

Are you looking ahead to a summer full of travel? For most adult children who take on the majority of care tasks and advocacy for their aging parent, getting out of town for a trip – business or vacation – … Continue reading

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Being a Smart and Safe Patient

As a senior, you may feel like you are heading to doctor appointments more often than you did when you were in your 30s or 40s. It’s true – seniors do tend to visit medical professionals more often, though for … Continue reading

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Keys to a Healthy Heart

It’s no wonder why February is designated American Heart Month. You just need to look around your local grocery store to catch glimpses of all things pink, red, glitter, and Cupid. Hearts are an important part of our culture, our … Continue reading

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

The winter months, while cozy, can be especially dangerous and isolating for seniors living at home alone or with a partner. Along with snow and ice, winter can usher in the increased risks for falls, hypothermia, and even depression for … Continue reading

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Your Senior Holiday Gift Guide

Are you writing your list and checking it twice? Giving, and receiving, a special and thoughtful gift is a lovely part of the holiday season. However, trying to choose a gift for someone you love can sometimes be awfully challenging. … Continue reading

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