How to Help Parents Transition to Skilled Nursing

As mom and dad get older, there may come a time when they suffer an injury that makes it difficult to recover at home. Depending on their age, illness or injury, limited range of motion and other drawbacks of aging, it may become a hazard to stay in the house. Discussing skilled nursing facilities with…

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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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How Exercise Benefits Seniors

There’s no denying that age takes a toll on the body. As we get older, the things we used to enjoy can become more difficult to do. These realizations can lead to feelings of depression and isolation when you’re no longer able to take long bike rides, swim or run. On a brighter note, there…

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What is Respite Care and Who Needs It?

Caring for someone who is ill or disabled can be a full-time job. Although caregiving is a noble duty, it can be emotionally and physically taxing. In time, the person providing care will need a rest. Whether it’s for a week or longer, respite care gives caregivers time to re-energize for their return. About Respite…

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