The Importance of Creating an Advance Directive

Many people only think about end-of-life care as it pertains to getting older. However, a medical emergency could happen at any time that leaves you unconscious or unable to make decisions for yourself. In these situations, it is left up to family members to decide what they think you would want. Rather than making them … Continue reading The Importance of Creating an Advance Directive

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Sunny Days: The Importance of Vitamin D for Seniors

Did you know that your body needs vitamin D in order to absorb calcium? Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, therefore vitamin D is essential too, especially for seniors. One of the easiest ways to get this vitamin is from the sun. The body naturally produces vitamin D when the skin is … Continue reading Sunny Days: The Importance of Vitamin D for Seniors

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Improving Communication When a Loved One has Aphasia

Not being able to effectively communicate can be frustrating. There are more than 2 million Americans living with aphasia, a communication disorder that can stem from a brain injury, infection, or neurological disorder. Seniors with conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease may develop aphasia, as well as those who have experienced a … Continue reading Improving Communication When a Loved One has Aphasia

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and a great time to go over some of the basics of this disease that affects nearly one million Americans. The more you know, the more alert you can be for early warning signs and the better care you can provide for loved ones with Parkinson’s. Although there is currently … Continue reading Parkinson’s Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

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Adjusting to Life in Retirement

You spend your whole life improving your education, working, and saving money so that you can finally retire. But once you do reach retirement, it can be a significant life change to go from the structured working world and a regular income to having a wealth of free time and limited income. A lot of … Continue reading Adjusting to Life in Retirement

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Love Yourself: Finding Purpose in Aging

Life is full of milestones and turning points. As we get older, the things we value and that bring us joy change. What made you happy in your 20s may not make you as happy in your 60s. And the older you get, the more changes you experience. Spouses, family, and friends pass away. Your … Continue reading Love Yourself: Finding Purpose in Aging

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Fighting Back Against Loneliness and Social Isolation with Aging

Two major challenges that many seniors face are loneliness and social isolation. Older adults often live on their own and may not have close friends or family nearby who can visit regularly. They may struggle with poor vision, hearing, mobility, or health which makes it harder to get out and about by themselves. In turn, … Continue reading Fighting Back Against Loneliness and Social Isolation with Aging

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The Sandwich Generation: How In-Home Care Can Help

Americans are living longer, which can be a good thing, but it also means that they may require assistance for a longer period of time. Many seniors prefer to age in place for as long as possible, and with the right supports, this can be a quite feasible. Oftentimes, these supports come in the form … Continue reading The Sandwich Generation: How In-Home Care Can Help

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Breaking Down 5 Myths About Heart Disease

  Not only is February the time for Valentine’s Day, but it is also Heart Disease Awareness Month and American Heart Month. It’s a month for all things heart-related, and we are taking this opportunity to debunk some common myths about heart disease. This is a serious condition that affects millions of people every year. … Continue reading Breaking Down 5 Myths About Heart Disease

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What is the Difference Between Medical and Non-Medical In-Home Care?

When it comes to aging in place, there are a variety of resources available to provide support for seniors. However, many people are unsure about differences between services, especially when it comes to medical and non-medical in-home care. Both provide support in the home, but they serve different purposes. Medical Home Care This type of … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Medical and Non-Medical In-Home Care?

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