Not Just Physical: Recognizing Different Types of Elder Abuse

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Many seniors rely on family members, friends, or caregivers to assist and support them as they age. They may need help with mobility, running errands, preparing meals, scheduling appointments, or any number of other tasks to allow them to age in place more safely and independently. Unfortunately, sometimes seniors are taken advantage of or mistreated. … Continue reading Not Just Physical: Recognizing Different Types of Elder Abuse

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How Occupational Therapy Can Support Aging In Place

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Home is comfortable. It is familiar. It holds memories. That is why it should come as no surprise that many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. With the right modifications, accommodations, and support, older adults can safely age in place. Occupational therapists (OTs) can assist families in creating … Continue reading How Occupational Therapy Can Support Aging In Place

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Senior Health: Fighting Back Against Poor Sleep

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A common challenge that many seniors face is getting a good night’s sleep. As you age, you may notice that you nap more during the day, feel tired earlier at night, have trouble falling asleep, or wake up in the middle of the night and have a hard time getting back to sleep quickly. All … Continue reading Senior Health: Fighting Back Against Poor Sleep

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Talking to Family and Friends About the Need for Senior Care

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Caring for an aging parent can be a very rewarding job, but it can also be stressful and demanding. Balancing your own family and career with the needs of a loved one can be difficult. You want to ensure everyone’s needs are met, but you only have so much time and energy. There is nothing … Continue reading Talking to Family and Friends About the Need for Senior Care

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Flu vs. COVID-19: What’s the Difference?

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For years, October through May has been known as flu season, because that is the time of year when cases are the highest. But this year, another disease is out in full force as well: COVID-19. While there are some similarities between these two viruses, there are also some notable differences. Seniors may be at … Continue reading Flu vs. COVID-19: What’s the Difference?

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