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  • Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly can Cause Surprising Symptoms

    Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly can Cause Surprising Symptoms

    Tips to Prevent an ER Visit This Busy Holiday Season Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in seniors are a very common reason for a trip to the ER and can cause serious health problems. If left untreated, a UTI can lead to acute or chronic kidney infections, which could permanently damage these vital organs and even […]

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  • Long Winter Nights May Affect Your Loved One

    Long Winter Nights May Affect Your Loved One

    Alzheimer’s & Dementia Symptoms May Increase Due to Less Sunlight While caring for or living with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may notice marked changes in behavior in the late afternoon or early evening. The medical community refers to it as “sundowning,” or sundown syndrome. When someone is sundowning, they may be anxious, […]

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  • Cold Weather Skin Protection

    Cold Weather Skin Protection

    Keeping the Elderly Safe & Comfortable as Temperatures Drop  Fall is a beautiful time of year and many of us love to spend these final sunny days outside before preparing for the chill of winter. As November rolls in, we take a closer look at skin protection with National Healthy Skin Month.  Our skin is […]

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  • Senior Isolation, Loneliness, Holidays and the Pandemic

    Senior Isolation, Loneliness, Holidays and the Pandemic

    For many seniors across the country, the approaching holiday season will be a lonely one. Although some Americans have begun to include social outings and small gatherings back into their lives, elders are often unable to be included due to the high risk of facing devastating consequences from COVID-19.   Research has shown that feeling lonely […]

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  • Seniors and prescription antibiotics – What are the risks?

    Seniors and prescription antibiotics – What are the risks?

    World Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 11-17, 2020 and is a great time to educate yourself and those in your care about available treatments and their potential risks.   Antibiotics undoubtedly save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections, like those that can lead to sepsis. However, many antibiotics can pose special risks to older […]

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  • Oasis Senior Advisors celebrates a year of franchise growth

    Oasis Senior Advisors celebrates a year of franchise growth

    Oasis Senior Advisors, a national franchisor offering free, community-based referral and placement assistance for seniors, is pleased to announce that 14 new franchises opened across the country between November 2019 and September 2020. Oasis Senior Advisors connects seniors with the housing communities that best fit their needs at no cost to the seniors or their families. […]

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  • Are you Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment?

    Are you Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment?

    Planning for deadlines, 2021 changes and making the best choice for your medical care Medicare’ Open Enrollment, also known as Medicare’s annual election period, takes place annually from October 15 through December 7. During this timeframe, Medicare plan enrollees can reevaluate their coverage – whether it’s Original Medicare with supplemental drug coverage or Medicare Advantage. It’s also […]

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  • Looking Ahead: Your Life Plan

    Looking Ahead: Your Life Plan

    October is Financial Planning Month – A Great Time to Take a Fresh Look The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates showing the nation’s 65+ population has grown rapidly since 2010, driven by aging Baby Boomers. The 65-and-older population grew by over 34.2% during the past decade, and by 3.2% in just one year from […]

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  • On the Verge of a Breakthrough?

    On the Verge of a Breakthrough?

    A look at new findings and potential new treatments Osteoporosis is a condition many people are aware of, but many are unaware of the risks, preventions and treatments available. These findings get highlighted each fall as the medical community takes a closer look on World Osteoporosis Day.  Osteoporosis Facts: One out of two women over […]

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  • A Salute to Seniors

    A Salute to Seniors

    Older adults have been on our collective minds a lot during the coronavirus this year, and later this month there will be an opportunity to let the seniors in your life know how much you care and to recognize their accomplishments. That’s because August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day, as proclaimed by President Ronald […]

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