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December 13th, 2019 Four Steps to Take if Your Dad Says He's Lonely

Here are a few of the important things to know about loneliness in seniors. Around 1 in 4 older men and women report they don't see people more often than once a week. More than 10 percent go as long as a month without socializing. Of those...

December 6th, 2019 4 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors This Winter

The winter months can be especially difficult and dangerous for older adults. There are additional hazards, like snow, ice, and cold that make falls and injuries more likely when the senior goes outside. That can mean they stay indoors, stuck at...

November 27th, 2019 How Do You Make Holiday Meals Appropriate for a Low-Salt Diet?

The American Heart Association estimates that close to 78 million people have high blood pressure. Only 8 out of 10 people are believed to know it. Just over half of those who know have gotten their blood pressure under control. One of the...

November 22nd, 2019 What Does it Mean to Be a Caregiver?

If you’ve recently begun taking care of an older family member, congratulations! You’ve joined an enormous group of people called caregivers. You might not quite know yet what makes you a caregiver or even what it means to be a...

November 15th, 2019 Signs of Stomach Cancer You Should Know

The American Cancer Society estimates that 27,510 new cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed this year and more than 11,000 people will die from stomach cancer. November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s a good time to...

November 8th, 2019 Is Your Loved One Prone to Winter Blues?

Winter can be a fun time with the holidays and spending time with family members and friends. However, unfortunately, many people are prone to the winter blues. This is especially true for the elderly. They often experience waves of sadness and...

November 1st, 2019 Do You Know These Myths About Gout?

Gout is a form of arthritis that happens because of the formation of urate crystals in a joint. Urate crystals form when there is too much uric acid in the blood. Uric acid comes from the body breaking down substances called purines, which are...

October 29th, 2019 Join Us for an ALS Event on November 6th

Remember the BUCKET CHALLENGE? It was a public awareness program to have people understand ALS aka Lou Gehrig’s disease better. Healthcare Professionals as well as those families dealing with ALS can find having more facts and methods will...

October 25th, 2019 How Does Caregiving Change as Your Senior’s Needs Change?

Your senior’s needs are going to change and that means that caregiving and how you approach caregiving are also going to change. It’s important that you’re as prepared as possible to cope with those changes, but that means...

October 18th, 2019 New Reports Say Owning a Dog Can Lengthen Life

Looking for a way to keep your older family member on this earth longer? Recent reports published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes say that owning a dog might be the way to do it. Research Supports Getting a Dog...

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