From Hospital to Home: Benefits of Home Care

One of the most significant challenges hospitals face in reducing readmission rates (when a patient is readmitted within 30 days of their discharge) is keeping their patients actively engaged in their own health, recovery, and care.   Readmission, in many...

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Cost of Long Term Care for Seniors

Cost increases for long-term elder care have moderated in recent years... but they have started to speed up again this year. According to industry research, the average increase for six types of care has risen 4.5% this year.  The average...

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Hobbies and Aging Seniors

Upon retirement, or being widowed, life for aging seniors becomes less busy.  In many cases, the change of routine and work-related focus -- or, the attention and care given to spouse who has passed away -- can lead to...

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Seniorities Cable TV Program: Social Services

Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA.  Click on link below as we overview social services and resources available to community seniors.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4AkRQV2hKI

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Seniorities Cable TV: Community Outreach and Seniors

Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA.  Our focus is to inform, educate, and advocate on behalf of our senior population. Click on link...

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Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is under-diagnosed, and under-treated. It is estimated that 6 million women develop coronary heart disease on an annual basis. And, the symptoms of a heart attack are different between men and women. Females should work to be educated...

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Work, Retirement, and Social Security

Thinking about funding retirement years? Seniors need to understand their resources and options. See additional information from the Social Security Administration regarding benefits, your eligible age, and your ability to be patient... ****************************************************************** You may start receiving Social Security benefits as...

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Observe Elders in Need of Help

Have you noticed your elderly parents needing household assistance? During this holiday season, be observant when visiting elderly family. If you notice a problem in one area, for example: stale food in the refrigerator...this might also be indicative of other...

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Elders and Personal Hygiene

Good personal hygiene is important. When providing assistance to an elderly parent or a senior, it has multiple benefits. - Good hygiene assists with healthy skin and can help prevent infections - Good hygiene, and clean clothes, makes an older adult...

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Depression Requires Medical Help

Some people with depression may not recognize that they're depressed. Explain to them that the condition can get progressively worse, even become chronic, if not treated early. People with depression can't simply rest and sleep it off. And family providing...

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