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September 23rd, 2013 Falls Prevention Awareness Week

September 22nd, 2013, the first day of fall, also marks the 6th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging. Falls are the leading cause of injury related emergency department visits for older adults,...

July 18th, 2013 Tips for Keeping Seniors Cool and Avoiding Heat Exhaustion

With temperatures scorching throughout the country this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants people to be cool. According to a CDC study published in the June 6 journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 650...

July 3rd, 2013 How Do You Get Skin Cancer?

With summer here, so, too, comes sunny skies and humidity, which means people will venture outside, but sometimes danger can lurk - skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts...

September 19th, 2012 De-Bunking 5 Common Stereotypes About Aging

When we think of old age, we predict a world where we slow down, sit around and watch television. But the way we view the aging process may very well determine how we age. Research has linked negative perceptions of aging in people over the age of...

July 17th, 2012 Tips for Calling a Family Meeting to Help a Loved One In Need

If you have a loved one that may need assistance, a family meeting is a viable option for weighing out what needs to be done. Almost nothing is more crucial in times of family crisis than having a family support system ready to act. Why a family...

April 18th, 2011 From “Undercover Boss” Comes CareTogetherTM

CareTogether™ is a free and secure online care manager geared toward helping upwards of 50 million family caregivers nationwide to organize and work with friends and family to deliver all aspects of care through scheduling, messaging, task...

December 9th, 2010 Adults and Seniors Combating Loneliness This Holiday Season

To many, the holiday season is often filled with the imagery of warmth, family gatherings and celebration. But what about those who aren't so lucky to have these positive associations with "the most wonderful time of the year?" For many...

August 27th, 2009 10 Ways Seniors Can Use Skype

Whether you're bedridden or you have a disability that makes it difficult to get around, staying in your home for health purposes doesn't necessarily mean that you're confined within the walls of your house. Skype, a software...

September 1st, 2017 Tips to help loved ones stay active as they age

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care As we get older, our activity levels can change, as does our range of motion. Older adults are encouraged to exercise, but what does that look like for...

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