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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Summer Safety for Seniors with Allergies

Spending time outdoors can be a great way to shake off the last of the winter blues and soak up the sun, but as the weather gets nicer, allergy season often gets worse. Dealing with seasonal allergies is no picnic, and it can be especially difficult for seniors who often have underlying health conditions that … Continue reading Summer Safety for Seniors with Allergies

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Summer Fitness: Moving Exercise Outdoors

With nicer weather settling in, it’s hard to resist the temptation to go outside and enjoy the warmth and sunshine. It can also be a great opportunity to shift your workouts outdoors for not only a change of scenery, but also a change in activity. Switch things up and try some different exercises that you … Continue reading Summer Fitness: Moving Exercise Outdoors

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The United States of Stress: And What to Do About It

On a recent Sunday, I was scrolling through the plethora of television and movie options available to me on Apple TV and came across a documentary on HBO titled The United States of Stress.  The program is moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN fame and explores the empirical science that makes one finding abundantly … Continue reading The United States of Stress: And What to Do About It

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