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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Hoarding Common Among Those with Dementia

According to the American Psychiatric Association, hoarding is the act of obsessively holding on to items that other people see as useless. For instance, there is a difference between a slightly cluttered home and one that is overrun with old newspapers, boxes and rotten food. Did you know that hoarding is common among people suffering…

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4 Risks of Seniors Living Alone

An AARP study of aging individuals revealed that 87 percent of seniors want to stay at home as long as possible. However, it can often be more beneficial to seniors living on their own to be admitted to a skilled nursing facility to combat social isolation and diminishing health. In fact, several studies show that…

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