Common Causes of Hip Fractures for Older Adults

Hip fractures can be a life-changing injury for older adults, reducing their mobility and independence. Unfortunately, multiple age-related changes and health conditions increase risks for a hip fracture, including osteoporosis, balance issues and poor vision. For these injuries, recovery may involve a joint replacement and short-term rehab to relearn to walk and regain full range…

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Outdoor Safety Tips for Seniors

With summer right around the corner, everyone is eager to spend more time outside. However, outdoor environments may present certain challenges for older adults. High temperatures, uneven walkways and exposure to pollen are just a few things to watch out for when enjoying the fresh air. Before heading outside to experience nature with a senior…

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3 Signs It’s Time for Hospice Care

When a person’s life expectancy has been limited by disease, hospice is a highly specialized type of medical treatment and end-of-life care. Hospice may become necessary to improve your loved one’s quality of life before death, as well as provide your family peace of mind. At Avon Health Center, our goal is to keep every…

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4 Common Infections Among Seniors

Many people say the “golden years” are the best ones of our lives but aging does have its downsides. One unfortunate reality is that our bodies become more susceptible to infection, due to a weakened immune system. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, infectious diseases account for one-third of all deaths in people…

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