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What Is Home Health Care?

What Is Home Health Care?

What Is Home Health Care? According to research by the AARP, almost 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. When asked if they would prefer to stay in their own homes even if they needed daily assistance, 82 percent still responded yes. As America’s population ages and people live longer lives, the need […]

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Personal Care

Personal Care

  The Benefits of Personal Care Personal care is a non-medical form of elder care that can greatly benefit the life of your loved one while giving your entire family valuable peace of mind. For seniors with chronic illnesses and/or mobility problems, private duty caregivers provide a wide range of services. The most comfortable place for most of us, no […]

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Loneliness

Loneliness

How to Help Fight Loneliness as we Age How can it be that in a society that offers instant communication with almost anyone almost anywhere, we can be lonelier than ever before? Current research indicates that Americans of all age groups suffer with the pain of loneliness, but senior citizens experience the worst effects of the problem. Nearly 30 percent of […]

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Depression

Depression

Turning depression in joy. What to do if you are sad. Of the 34 million Americans age 65 and older, nearly six million suffer from some form of depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Unfortunately, symptoms of depression in the elderly are often overlooked because they may coincide with many medical conditions or life experiences, seniors — […]

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Balance

Balance

  Preventing Falling Injuries with Better Balance Are you or someone you love afraid of falling? You are not alone. In fact, the risk of falling increases with age. Nearly 2 million older adults are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries, including fractures to the hip, spine, hand, arm, pelvis or ankle. Some falls can lead to traumatic brain […]

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Music Therapy – What is it and what can it do?

Music Therapy – What is it and what can it do?

Music Therapy – What is it and what can it do?   Music Therapy – What is it and what can it do? “Music therapy is the clinical and evidenced-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” The American Music Therapy Association Music […]

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Caring for your feet as you age

Caring for your feet as you age

Caring for your feet as you age An average, healthy person takes 7,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That means that by age of 70, the average person will have walked the equivalent of four times around the globe! As we age, it is normal to experience some problems with our feet. Poor circulation, dry skin and nails and just […]

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Enjoying the Outdoors This Summer

Enjoying the Outdoors This Summer

Enjoying the Outdoors This Summer We all know exercise is good for us. But did you know that not all exercise is created equal? When it comes to health and well-being, outside exercise may be the way to go – especially for seniors. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of San Diego found that men and women […]

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Volunteer

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Volunteer

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Volunteer If you knew you could do something that would help you feel better physically and mentally while helping others at the same time, would you do it? You have probably volunteered in many capacities during your life – in your neighborhood, at your children’s school, at your place of worship and in […]

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Exercise Tips for Seniors

Exercise Tips for Seniors

Exercise Tips for Seniors “I am too old to start an exercise program.” “I can’t move as well as I used to.” “I can’t afford any equipment or classes.” Have you heard these common excuses seniors give for not exercising? Have you given one or two of them yourself? The reality is that anyone of any age can gain better […]

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