Category Archives: Senior Health

Anesthesia and Seniors: What You Need to Know

When your senior loved one needs a dental or medical procedure, it is common to think about logistics like recovery time and pain, as well as making sure to inform the physician about any allergies or other potential complications. However, … Continue reading

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Common Respiratory Conditions and Staying Safe This Winter

It’s the time of year when everyone seems to be sick, getting over being sick, or starting to show symptoms of illness. While the winter months are certainly more dangerous due to the increased prevalence of influenza and the common … Continue reading

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Pain Management in Older Adults

None of us like to be in pain. A headache can ruin our day or an injury can leave us sidelined from our favorite activities. For older adults, pain can become even more of a challenge due to chronic conditions … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Your Skilled Nursing Facility Before Discharging Home

Did you know that May is home to National Skilled Care Week? Skilled nursing communities are a crucial part of the senior care continuum, offering a safe place for older adults to get therapy and support after a hospital stay … Continue reading

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Urinary Tract Infections and Senior Health

As we get older, we can become more vulnerable to specific health conditions or illnesses. Sometimes, our aging bodies handle infections or illnesses differently than in our younger years, leaving us feeling surprised by the toll a sickness or condition … Continue reading

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Mobility Challenges at Home

Getting older means adapting and adjusting to compensate for normal changes that happen after the age of 60. For many adults, mobility becomes a bit more challenging. You might notice it now, even if you are much younger than 60. … Continue reading

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The Dementia and Depression Connection

Did you know that undiagnosed depression can sometimes be incorrectly diagnosed as mild cognitive impairment or as early stage dementia? Or, did you know that dementia symptoms can often get worse in the presence of depression? One thing is certain: … Continue reading

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Treating Depression in Older Adults

If your older loved one receives a diagnosis of depression, you’ve already made a significant step to support their mental health. Many seniors who are having depressive symptoms go undiagnosed because they don’t report how they are feeling to their … Continue reading

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Depression in Older Adults

There’s an aging stereotype that you might have experienced: the grouchy or sad older person. While depression and anxiety are not normal signs of aging, it seems like everyone believes that feeling sad just comes along as we get older. … Continue reading

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Home Care After Skilled Nursing: Why Home Care Services Are Important to Your Recovery

Skilled nursing care is a crucial part of a successful recovery after an extended hospital stay, elective surgery, or medical procedure. During your time in a skilled nursing facility, you will have support as you recover, including pain management and … Continue reading

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