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  • Walk a Mile In Their Shoes

    Walk a Mile In Their Shoes

    It can be challenging to know how to be supportive of someone without knowing what they’re experiencing or feeling. This includes people who have received a dementia diagnosis – and those who love them.  Have you ever heard the expression: “Walk a mile in my shoes”? It is used to increase the understanding of what […]

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  • Understanding Dementia With Virtual Reality

    Understanding Dementia With Virtual Reality

    As a healthcare provider for seniors, diagnoses such as dementia are not uncommon. Doctors, social workers, and nurses train to assist seniors and their families in preparing for the often complicated process. It can become difficult to advise clients and families on what to expect when we have not gone through the changes that come […]

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  • Seniors and Pets: The Benefits of Interaction

    Seniors and Pets: The Benefits of Interaction

    In senior living communities, the employees strive daily to bring a bit of joy back to someone’s life. Not many people acknowledge the impact that having a pet can have on you until you can no longer have one. Many also do not know the outstanding opportunities offered to communities nationwide to allow seniors and […]

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  • Misperceptions Surrounding the VA’s Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

    Misperceptions Surrounding the VA’s Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

    When seeking sources of funding to help elderly patients afford senior care many professionals are unfamiliar with the valuable VA’s Aid and Attendance Benefit that can be available to their patients and clients 65 years and older. This VA Pension provides up to $29,172 annually for those paying privately for home care and assisted living […]

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  • Tips To Stay Safe In The Summer Sun

    Tips To Stay Safe In The Summer Sun

    The summer sun has begun to shine in the United States. While naturally, this is an exciting time for children ready to take on the beach during their summer breaks, with the heat estimated to hit record-breaking highs, we must follow safety protocols and remember that the sun is something we need to treat with […]

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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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