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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4 Myths About Long-Term Care

At Avon Health Center, we have provided comprehensive long-term care services in a safe and comfortable environment for over 65 years! Many people assume long-term care will not become a factor until later in life, but this statement is often untrue. What are four common myths surrounding long-term care that you should know? Only For…

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