Debunking 7 Hospice Care Myths

Hospice and palliative care provides personalized medical treatment to patients in the final stages of life. After a terminal diagnosis, hospice is an option to reduce suffering and make sure the patient is as comfortable as possible in the last moments. At Avon Health Center, hospice patients and their families are able to direct their…

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Nutrition Tips for Senior Health

As we age, our bodies need less calories and thirst increases, yet the average senior diet often lacks nutrients and fluid intake. For older individuals to maintain optimal health, the following areas should be a primary focus. Hydration MyPlate is a modern version of the food pyramid that promotes healthy eating for all age groups….

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Hearing Loss and Dementia

According to a new study in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, the use of hearing devices may help seniors reduce their risk of dementia, depression and anxiety, walking problems and falling. Research shows nearly one in four people aged 65 – 74 in the United States suffer from hearing loss; this figure jumps to…

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September Is Hunger Action Month

During September, many people partner with Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. In America, millions struggle to make ends meet due to factors like underemployment, low wages and the rising costs of living. Every year, over 40 million people turn to the Feeding America network for extra support. Who’s Affected by…

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