Flu Prevention for Seniors

The time of year for flu shots is here again! Every pharmacy and doctor’s office will be promoting the vaccination to prevent the spread of flu symptoms in schools, at the office and yes – in senior living facilities too. The flu is highly contagious and, if someone in a nursing home has the virus,…

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Heat Safety Tips for Seniors

Heat-related illness is a serious concern for people of all ages during the “Dog Days of Summer” from July through August. Excessive sun exposure and sweltering conditions can be a health hazard for people over age 65. We offer 4 tips to keep your aging loved one safe in hot weather but first, let’s review…

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How to Plan Elder Care with Your Family

Unfortunately, elder care planning for an aging parent or other family member can put loved ones at odds. Everyone has an idea of what’s best; some are in favor of assisted living while others are very against putting Mom or Dad in a nursing home. Rather than continuing to fight with one another, your loved…

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Benefits of Teaching Seniors to Use Technology

When our grandparents were growing up, they did not have smartphones, tablets or GPS navigation systems. They played outside with the other neighborhood kids and learned to read maps for directions to a friend’s house. Today, technology has evolved so much that it is almost always at our fingertips. Although the older generation may be…

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