Would You Recognize Signs of Depression in Older Adults? How You Can Help

Many people assume that depression is an unshakable feeling of sadness. While this can be true to an extent for some people, in others, depression doesn’t have to necessarily include feeling sad. It may manifest in other ways that loved ones do not always associate with being signs of depression, and this can be especially … Continue reading Would You Recognize Signs of Depression in Older Adults? How You Can Help

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How In-Home Care Can Provide Relief During Cancer Care or Depression

Dealing with cancer can be tough on the body and mind. It can be a struggle for seniors to continue functioning as independently as they once had, and in turn, this can contribute to depression. Partnering with an in-home care provider not only gives families some respite while knowing their loved one is in good … Continue reading How In-Home Care Can Provide Relief During Cancer Care or Depression

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Safe Driving is our Collective Responsibility

David Hart, Ph.D – Director of Community Health

Safe Driving is our Collective Responsibility By David W. Hart, Ph.D. The privilege to drive a motor vehicle is deeply rooted in the values that most Americans hold as preeminent: freedom and liberty.  The ability to pick up and go whenever and wherever we like is as American as apple pie.  Especially in the expanse … Continue reading Safe Driving is our Collective Responsibility

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Chronic Care Solutions: Improving Patient Outcomes

One of the challenges that many seniors face with aging is dealing with chronic health conditions. Whether they struggle with arthritis, dementia, diabetes, COPD, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or another health problem, it can impact their quality of life. Investing in a trusted in-home care provider can improve patient outcomes and empower seniors to make … Continue reading Chronic Care Solutions: Improving Patient Outcomes

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Identifying Risk Factors that Increase Fall Risk in Seniors

A major health and safety concern that comes with aging is fall risk. Seniors tend to be more likely to fall which can lead to fractures, sprains, or contusions that can be difficult to bounce back from. September 23rd is Falls Prevention Awareness Day and a great time to brush up on some of the … Continue reading Identifying Risk Factors that Increase Fall Risk in Seniors

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Navigating Senior Care Options: What’s Right for Your Loved One?

Caring for an aging parent can be exhausting and time consuming depending on the level of support they need. You’re trying to balance your own life and family’s needs along with those of an aging parent. Understanding how to navigate senior care options can make ensuring your loved one is well cared for and their … Continue reading Navigating Senior Care Options: What’s Right for Your Loved One?

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Communication Is More Than Just The Words Coming Out Of Your Mouth

Communication is more than just the words coming out of your mouth By David W. Hart, Ph.D.   Most of us think about communication as a process of sending verbal messages back and forth, between two individuals or groups of people.  Generally the information we share is semantic (facts and figures), episodic (time and place), … Continue reading Communication Is More Than Just The Words Coming Out Of Your Mouth

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Fun Summer Activities to Do with Seniors

That chill in the air is officially gone, and warm weather is here to stay! Summer is a great opportunity for seniors to get out and about and enjoy some fresh air. Plus, the kids are out of school, so it allows for more flexibility in getting the family together. Schedule some fun events and … Continue reading Fun Summer Activities to Do with Seniors

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Mental Gymnastics To Keep Your Brain Bouncing Back

The Plastic Brain By David Hart, Ph.D.   In honor of June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, I’d like to discuss plastic.  But first, a question: can memory be improved and maintained as we age or are we all destined for an insidious breakdown of the cognitive process of sensing, storing, and retrieving information … Continue reading Mental Gymnastics To Keep Your Brain Bouncing Back

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Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Breathing is an essential part of life. When it becomes difficult or you are short of breath, it can make daily activities more challenging and impact your quality of life. Individuals living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD often know this all too well. Finding the right support can play an integral role in … Continue reading Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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