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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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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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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Five Healthy Activities for Seniors

At Avon Health Center, we emphasize the importance of therapeutic recreation for all patients and residents. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle improves the quality of their stay and reassures families that their loved ones are enjoying favorite activities once again. Our recreation calendar changes monthly, but we encourage the following five activities that are low-impact and…

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