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  • Reducing Non-Essential 911 Calls by Seniors

    Reducing Non-Essential 911 Calls by Seniors

    Across the country, emergency responders are responsible for providing residents with the most effective and rapid emergency, fire, rescue and prevention services. With once desolate areas becoming developed and increasingly residential, the need for emergency services is at an all-time high. However, non-emergency calls to 911 are an increasing issue, with some municipalities reporting as […]

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  • The Impact of Multiple Transitions on Dementia Patients

    The Impact of Multiple Transitions on Dementia Patients

    When Susan, an 87-year-old woman with dementia, lost her husband of 53 years, her daughter Kate wanted Susan to have a safe and secure environment, and welcomed Susan into her home. For Kate, it was the only decision that made sense. Susan was incredibly involved in her children’s lives, and Kate wanted to provide her […]

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  • Assisted Living with Memory vs Memory-Only Communities

    Assisted Living with Memory vs Memory-Only Communities

    “How do I get started finding the right community for my loved one?”  Oasis Senior Advisors hear this question often as families come to terms with the fact that living at home is no longer an option for their loved one. Many people place their loved ones on their own, only to discover it didn’t […]

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  • Hearing Loss and Dementia

    Hearing Loss and Dementia

    Hearing loss is often thought of as a common ailment that comes along with aging. However, did you know that hearing loss is connected to an increased risk of dementia? Our trusted resources at HearUSA have provided us with helpful information to be sure that seniors and families know all the warning signs and can […]

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  • Combating Loneliness and Social Isolation

    Combating Loneliness and Social Isolation

    Seniors Can Still Grow Their Social Network People generally are social by nature, and high-quality social relationships can help us all live longer, healthier lives. However, older adults often find themselves unexpectedly alone due to factors like the death of a spouse or partner, physical distance from friends or family, or loss of transportation and […]

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  • Meaningful Moments of Joy with Art Therapy

    Meaningful Moments of Joy with Art Therapy

    Discovering the Right Tool for Self-Expression Art can be more than just a creative outlet or a hobby. As a therapy tool, artistic activities like painting, sketching, coloring, sculpting, and collage-making can improve the well-being, health and happiness of seniors. Art therapy activities can aid in dexterity and motor skills, and can guide individuals to […]

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  • The Stress of Fireworks on Seniors

    The Stress of Fireworks on Seniors

    Reducing Sensitivity and Confusion for Those with PTSD and Dementia While most of us enjoy the excitement and beauty of fireworks around Independence Day, these explosive displays can be anything but a reason to celebrate for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and seniors with dementia. Random explosions and noises from Fourth of July celebrations […]

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  • Clarifying Misconceptions Around Cataracts — From Causes to Medicare Coverage

    Clarifying Misconceptions Around Cataracts — From Causes to Medicare Coverage

    If you or a family member are over the age of 65, there is a good chance you have a cataract. A cataract is characterized by a clouding and darkening of the eye lens, which blocks vision. Many seniors don’t notice a cataract as it develops it happens over a longer period, and most people […]

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  • LGBTQ+ Seniors Aspire to Thrive, Not Hide While Aging

    LGBTQ+  Seniors Aspire to Thrive, Not Hide While Aging

    Creating an Inclusive Community National studies reveal that many seniors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBTQ+) community are worried they will not have the caregiving support they will need while aging. Uneasy about entering a senior living community, they often fear they’ll need to hide their LGBTQ+ identity to avoid discrimination or harassment. […]

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  • The Dangers of Seasonal Allergies on Seniors

    The Dangers of Seasonal Allergies on Seniors

    Some drug-free ways to help older adults breathe easy again  While allergies are often considered a condition that presents earlier in life, seniors are not exempt from the onset of annoying allergy symptoms. Age-related changes to the immune system may leave older adults at greater risk for infections and allergic inflammation. To complicate matters further, […]

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