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  • Discussing Advance Directives with Seniors

    Discussing Advance Directives with Seniors

    Medicare makes Advance Care Planning more common with physicians Seniors, just like the rest of us, don’t want to fret about worst-case scenarios. And who can blame them for wanting to spend their time enjoying life rather than worrying about the difficult decisions that may come in the future? More frequently, however, seniors are discussing […]

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  • Improving Life with Occupational Therapy

    Improving Life with Occupational Therapy

    Occupational therapy, or OT as it’s commonly called, plays a vital role in the aging process for older adults living in their own home or in a senior community. Education, exercise and rehabilitation techniques make daily tasks like getting dressed, eating, bathing and using the restroom easier. Family members whose loved ones are having trouble […]

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  • Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly: A silent epidemic

    Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly: A silent epidemic

    Seniors are told that they should limit their alcohol consumption to no more than seven beverages a week—but as many as 5.7 million older adults participate in at-risk drinking behaviors. According to a 2018 survey, one in 10 seniors admit to binge drinking—four or more drinks in a two-hour span. Even seasoned healthcare professionals are […]

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  • TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT SLEEP IN THE ELDERLY

    TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT SLEEP IN THE ELDERLY

    National Sleep Awareness Week Sheds Light on Benefits & Challenges Sleep Awareness Week, March 14-20, highlights new findings and research to help those battling a variety of sleep disorders. As you’ve likely experienced within your community, studies show that older adults are commonly affected by difficulties and interruptions in their nightly sleep. The most frequently […]

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  • MARCH IS NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH

    MARCH IS NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH

    Extra steps you can take to help those in your care Currently, one in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease, and one of the biggest risk factors for developing kidney disease is being age 60 or older. Although there are other risk factors for developing kidney disease, such as having diabetes, high […]

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  • WORLD OBESITY DAY SET FOR MARCH 4

    WORLD OBESITY DAY SET FOR MARCH 4

    Learning the Risks, Helping Those in You Care About Did you know that obesity can affect seniors very differently from the way it affects younger adults? As World Obesity Day approaches, the top medical minds and advocacy groups across the planet will submit new findings, updated statistics and practical solutions for ending the global obesity […]

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  • Protecting your clients from senior scammers

    Protecting your clients from senior scammers

    March 15th is World Consumer Rights Day As business professionals, we’ve all contacted a customer or client when an error occurs or an adjustment needs to be made. Often it turns out to be a simple error, and the customers are thrilled when you point out the mistake—especially when it saves them money or time. […]

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  • Valentine’s Day: A Season for Sweethearts—and Scams

    Valentine’s Day: A Season for Sweethearts—and Scams

    Our minds naturally turn to thoughts of romance and love as Valentine’s Day approaches, but “love” can be a dirty word to the 25,000 Americans—many of them seniors—who reported romance scams in 2019, a number that will undoubtedly continue to climb in the future. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports seniors were bilked out of […]

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  • National Caregivers Day Set for February 19

    National Caregivers Day Set for February 19

    Recognizing Burnout and Providing Solutions for Patients & Clients An estimated 42 million Americans provided unpaid care to an aging person in 2019– roughly one in six adults in our country, according to the AARP. That means all of us come into contact with family caregivers regularly, even if we don’t realize it. Many households […]

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  • HIV ON THE RISE IN SENIORS

    HIV ON THE RISE IN SENIORS

    Assessing the risk, educating patients and clients Most people would be surprised to know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of Americans living with HIV in 2016 were aged 50 and older. HIV is newly diagnosed in thousands of older adults every year.  Although HIV risk factors are the […]

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