5 Stroke Risk Factors in Older Adults

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Nearly 75 percent of strokes occur in people over 65. The risk of serious health complications increases with age, so it’s important for older adults to know what may contribute to having…

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January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is the number one cause of irreversible blindness. This group of eye diseases damage the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. There are no symptoms and the permanent vision loss can occur without warning. In fact, you could lose up to 40 percent of your vision without noticing! What should seniors…

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What to Look For When Visiting Seniors This Holiday Season

Do you have aging parents or relatives who still live at home? If you’ll be making a house call this holiday season, it’s the perfect opportunity to check up on their well-being. Look for the following signs to help you assess their physical and mental health. Clutter When you open the door, are you pushing…

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. At Avon Health Center, we provide this highly specialized type of nursing care, which helps increase patient comfort in the final days of life. Our experienced staff understands this is a difficult time for families, but hospice and palliative care is often the best choice for your…

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