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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When to Start Looking at Skilled Nursing Facilities

As you might expect, the decision to move a family member into a nursing facility can be a tough one. Many families feel they’re abandoning the loved one or evading their responsibility to provide the care he or she needs. Yet in many cases, skilled nursing is the best option for a senior’s wellbeing. What…

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Should an Aging Loved One Move In?

Do you have an aging loved one in poor health? During this emotional time, you may consider having the family member move in with you. According to the National Institute of Health, one in every four caregivers lives with the relative he or she cares for from day-to-day. However, what should you consider before choosing…

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How to Make Rooms Safer for Seniors

Did you know one in every four adults over the age of 65 experience a fall each year? Unfortunately, every 19 minutes, injuries from falls prove to be fatal for older adults. Falls are the number one cause of hospital admissions for seniors, accounting for almost 3 million cases. Many of these injuries occur at…

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