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Creating Family for Seniors During the Holidays

Fall is in the air, which reminds us the holidays are right around the corner. During this time, our schedules get busier and juggling life and work can be more challenging. For seniors who reside in long-term care or assisted living facilities, they can see an increase in community involvement, but it is also a […]

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Assisting Seniors and Medications

Persons over the age of 65 make up over 13 percent of the population of the United States, but they receive more than 30 percent of prescriptions filled. Seniors in general have more medical problems that require them to take medications, sometimes for numerous conditions. In the U.S. each year, almost 100,000 people above the […]

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The Effects of Heat on Seniors

Sunny days uplift spirits, yet seniors need to take special precautions to make sure their enjoyment of summer is not eclipsed by dehydration and heat illness. Physical changes that come with aging make older adults more vulnerable to summer’s heat and humidity. The American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging (FHIA) reports that most […]

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