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  • LIVES THAT SPAN A CENTURY – WHAT CAN WE LEARN? HOW SHOULD WE PREPARE?

    LIVES THAT SPAN A CENTURY – WHAT CAN WE LEARN? HOW SHOULD WE PREPARE?

    Gerri Schappals is one of the few people in the world who has survived two pandemics and was affected by both. The 102-year-old New Englander lived through a severe bout of the flu during the 1918 pandemic as a baby. And now, a century later, punctuated by two bouts of cancer, Schappals also has recovered […]

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  • UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING FALLS IN AGING SENIORS

    UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING FALLS IN AGING SENIORS

    The statistics can be frightening: 1 in 4 older Americans falls every year and falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Medical reports show that falls can frequently result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. Even if a fall does not result in a major […]

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  • RECENT ADVANCEMENT IN ALZHEIMER’S EARLY DETECTION MAY CHANGE DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

    RECENT ADVANCEMENT IN ALZHEIMER’S EARLY DETECTION MAY CHANGE DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

    September is World Alzheimer’s Month and a time to better understand the complications and difficulties that patients and their caregivers face daily. Additionally, it is an important time to learn more about the significant advancements and findings in global research. The 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) featured over 33,000 virtual registrants from over 160 […]

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  • The Best Exercises to Avoid a Sedentary Lifestyle

    The Best Exercises to Avoid a Sedentary Lifestyle

    The Best Exercises to Avoid a Sedentary LifestyleThe Best Exercises to Avoid a Sedentary Lifestyle A growing body of research shows that regular exercise is extremely important for seniors. It helps improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone and functional health, reduce the risk of noncommunicable disease, depression and cognitive decline. Exercise also provides seniors with […]

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  • Assisted Living Helps Lessen Trips to the Emergency Room

    Assisted Living Helps Lessen Trips to the Emergency Room

    During normal, non-COVID-19 times, older Americans are much more likely to have repeated trips to emergency rooms than those who are younger. But with the pandemic, news reports have shown that people are avoiding going to ERs because they fear becoming infected.

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  • Maintaining a Social Connection During the Pandemic

    Maintaining a Social Connection During the Pandemic

    The fact is that many seniors are waiting this pandemic out from home. Nervous about making a move to a senior living community, they are sheltering in place until the virus subsides. Yet, these “at home” seniors also need to ward off isolation and loneliness. The following are ways they can continue to stay connected, courtesy of Era Living.

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  • But Wait, There’s More!

    But Wait, There’s More!

    Not to be outdone, The Life Care Centers of America also surveyed their senior communities to find out what they are doing to keep residents active. They said that overall, residents are staying in their rooms a lot more, reading, doing word searches, coloring, and so on. Each community received two iPads to help residents take part in video calls to their loved ones.

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  • Activities in the Time of Pandemic

    Activities in the Time of Pandemic

    Since mid-March, when the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the United States, assisted living and other senior communities have limited or entirely stopped, allowing visitors in their facilities. And with good reason, as COVID-19 can run rampant in congregate care settings.

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  • Are Assisted Living Communities Safe?

    Are Assisted Living Communities Safe?

    It was not long after COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. that many residents in a nursing home in Washington State fell ill. That immediately raised public health concerns for those living in long term care facilities or “congregate care facilities,” as they are also called, and resulted in seniors and families putting the brakes on thinking about, or moving into, senior living communities.

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  • Vocational Rehabilitation for Seniors

    Vocational Rehabilitation for Seniors

    You may not immediately think of vocational rehabilitation as something that would involve seniors. After all, this type of rehabilitation aimed at helping people who have disabilities to secure work, should they wish to.

    The fact is that some seniors benefit from intense medical supervision and supportive care, such as that provided in Congregate Living Health Facilities (CLHFs). CLHF homes help to provide senior

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