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  • Finding Your Perfect Geriatrician: The Ins and outs of Senior Healthcare Providers

    Finding Your Perfect Geriatrician: The Ins and outs of Senior Healthcare Providers

    A patient might see the same doctor for decades as people feel comfortable and loyal to their physicians. But as we age, our needs change and considering a  geriatrician can become a pressing need. Just like there are pediatricians for babies and children who are specifically trained to check on a young growing body, there […]

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  • Ethically Caring for Patients with Dementia and Similar Disorders

    Ethically Caring for Patients with Dementia and Similar Disorders

    Registration now open for June 23 CEU event: Physicians, nurses, social workers and others who assist elderly patients daily are guided by the ethical principles of their professions. These codes of ethics share a similar purpose: to provide a set of values, principles and standards for decision-making and professional conduct.  A code of ethics holds […]

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  • Is an IRS Impostor Targeting You?

    Is an IRS Impostor Targeting You?

    How to tell the difference between legitimate contact and a scammer The IRS tax filing deadline is now behind us—and most taxpayers are breathing a sigh of relief. But while we can put the annual chore of calculating our taxes behind us for the year, there’s another IRS-related issue to keep on our radar: IRS […]

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  • The Importance of Home Healthcare for Discharge and Beyond

    The Importance of Home Healthcare for Discharge and Beyond

    Strong and independent: we strive as individuals to be both. However, for many of us, there eventually comes a time when we are no longer able to care for ourselves. For senior patients, recognizing this change can be challenging. The desire to continue living independently can blind older adults to the potential health and safety […]

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  • How Do You Keep Your Loved One From Returning To The Hospital?

    How Do You Keep Your Loved One From Returning To The Hospital?

    It often comes as a relief when our senior family members return from an unexpected trip to the hospital. All parties involved are thrilled when a senior is able to be discharged after a fall or illness without further complications. Although it may seem like this is a good point for our concerns to subside, […]

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  • Additional Income for Seniors Seeking Senior Living: How to determine a senior’s eligibility for Aid & Attendance benefits in just five minutes.

    Additional Income for Seniors Seeking Senior Living: How to determine a senior’s eligibility for Aid & Attendance benefits in just five minutes.

    Emily Schwarz, President, AidandAttendance.com Are you a wartime veteran, or the surviving spouse of one, and considering a move to a senior living community? Do you require assistance, support, or care from another person on a regular basis? Or are you a caregiver trying to find a financial solution to help pay for your loved […]

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  • Discharging Seniors from In-Patient Care – What’s Next?

    Discharging Seniors from In-Patient Care – What’s Next?

    First, do no harm – the Hippocratic Oath that all health care providers take upon their graduation from medical school, promising to always put their patient’s well-being above their own. When health care providers are making even the toughest of choices when it comes to their patient’s care, they are always striving to do what […]

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  • Everyday Tips for Memory Loss

    Everyday Tips for Memory Loss

    By Nyaka Mwanza Forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating are common and often accepted parts of getting older, and not necessarily a sign that something serious is wrong. Sometimes, though, forgetfulness and memory issues can be a sign of a bigger health problem, such as lesions in the brain. Brain lesions are a type of damage due […]

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  • Identifying Delirium vs Dementia and Choosing Appropriate Interventions

    Identifying Delirium vs Dementia and Choosing Appropriate Interventions

    by Amanda Barbera, BSN, RN, CSA Whenever a senior is not thinking clearly, is forgetful or acting out of character, friends, family and caregivers generally assume that the senior may have dementia. Though these symptoms are all common signs of dementia, they are also very typical symptoms of delirium.  Dementia and delirium appear very similar, […]

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  • Finding Senior Living for an Adult with a Mental Health Condition

    Finding Senior Living for an Adult with a Mental Health Condition

    by Candy Cohn, CSA® Candy Cohn’s father was in his late 80s when he unintentionally stopped taking his medication for bipolar disorder. During this time, he experienced a significant mental health crisis that resulted in hospitalization and intensive treatment. After this episode, Candy came to the realization that her aging parents needed more support, medication […]

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