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Eliminating the Mystery Behind Lymphedema

March 17, 2022

What is Lymphedema? The swelling that occurs when there is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissues is known as lymphedema. Primary lymphedema, which is hereditary and/or caused by gene abnormalities, is less common than secondary lymphedema, most often caused as a result of cancer treatment. During cancer treatment, a patient’s lymphatic system can become compromised, leading to the onset of lymphedema. Lymphedema is a progressive disease that can worsen over time ...

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What is Oncology Rehabilitation?

March 17, 2022

What is Oncology Rehab? Oncology rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy designed to improve physical function during and after cancer treatment. Oncology physical therapists receive extra training to address the unique needs of individuals undergoing or recovering from cancer-related surgeries, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Who should seek Oncology Rehabilitation? Anyone who has undergone any type of cancer treatment - including surgery, chemo, radiation, and/or endocrine therapy - may experience side effects impacting mobility, comfort and ...

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Residential Care Homes and COVID-19

May 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertain times which can make day-to-day life stressful and challenging. Many of us feel unsure about what the future holds and so it’s important to focus on what we can do each day to help remain safe and healthy. The assisted living industry has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by taking steps to protect your loved ones and our team members, including escalating infection control protocols, limiting visitors, and ...

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Isolate Don’t Deteriorate

April 27, 2020

Due to the pandemic, most of us, particularly those of us 60 and up are staying at home. Science has shown us that older adults may be at a greater risk for adverse consequences of COVID-19 and as a result, we are playing it safe! What we do not realize is that by hunkering down, we may actually be making our health worse.  Why? Staying at home has increased behaviors such as sitting for long ...

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Senior Living and COVID-19

March 25, 2020

AustinUP Board member and business member John Brown, Owner, Oasis Senior Advisors, offers timely advice for families navigating elder care options during this pandemic. Many families who have loved ones in a medical facility or other type of senior community are currently struggling with the new guidelines on visitations. We have had many calls from families who do not understand their options or how to cope with these tough times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) and the ...

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The Government says thank you to those who have served in our military.

January 2, 2020

The time came when my parents could no longer live independently and needed to move into an assisted living community. Even though many of my relatives had served in the military I was not aware of a benefit that would help pay for long term care for Veterans, their sick and surviving spouses. I became an accredited attorney with the Veteran’s Administration so I could obtain this benefit for my parents. In the process ...

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Life Event Planning for Seniors

November 19, 2019

Oasis Senior Advisors Austin/Central Texas often encounters families in destress when assisting families planning a discharge. We find that the families first barriers to assisting their loved plan have an appropriate discharge is a lack of previous legal planning. We asked Virginia Sampson to give our families an overview and she came up with this great post. If you are a senior or have a senior loved one who is older then 65, it ...

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Dementia Vs. Delirium

September 19, 2019

By Lauren O’Desky, Oasis Senior Advisors Milwaukee As you age, you can become more vulnerable to specific diseases or conditions. For example, older adults are more likely to have glaucoma or arthritis. Age also increases the chance for older adults to get dementia. However, not every senior who experiences memory deficits could be living with dementia. Dementia and delirium can present similarly, especially for loved ones who are not available to check in on ...

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Senior Living 101

August 15, 2019

Senior Living 101

Navigating the waters of senior living can be a bit overwhelming and confusing. Since there are a wide variety of senior housing options available, it’s helpful to learn about the differences before you start looking. Here’s a primer to get you started. Independent Living Community (IL) – A multi-unit apartment community usually available as a rental. Most IL  offer  social  and  recreational  opportunities,  including  two  meals  a  day.  Some offer  services  such  as housekeeping ...

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Nurturing the Heart: The Power of Hugs and Human Touch

August 8, 2019

The new year is a good time to think about taking care of your heart. In February we not only celebrate Valentine’s Day, but we also observe American Heart Month. These observances have different implications, one focusing on emotional health, the other on physical health. Hugs, which can deliver health benefits from easing stress to lowering blood pressure, are the ideal way to nurture both aspects of the heart. No matter how old we ...

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