Pain Awareness and Opioid Addiction

Now is a good time to discuss a problem that effects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined - pain awareness and opioid addiction. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and...

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Value of Home Care for Elderly

More seniors are reaching retirement age right now than at any other time in history.  The so-called Baby Boomer generation is now aging, and moving to retirement from the workforce.  (Baby Boomers are men and women who were born...

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Medicare Coverage for Seniors is Limited

I am re-publishing the following blog post. Not only because many seniors need to understand the limitations of Medicare, but also because I have, at times too often to count, encountered the same mis-understanding from the elderly parents when...

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Summer Heat and Senior Dehydration

Dehydration can cause issues such as low blood pressure, cognitive impairment, and urinary tract infections.  Proper hydration is vital to keeping the body regulated.  Seniors, those over age 65, are much more prone to heat related issues than other...

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Most Frequent Infections in Elderly

As our aging adult population continues to grow older, all become prone to various common infections. Due to changes in metabolism, chemical balances, vitamin deficiencies, and changes in immune system, the aging process can expose seniors to infections. The more awareness...

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Elders Retain Independence, Safety with Home Care

Is your mother at home taking care of your father?  Or vice-versa?  Is she anchored to the home for fear of leaving your father alone? Is she living alone as a widowed spouse, and beginning to need some help...

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What to Know About Home Care

For many of our elderly parents, the time often comes when older adults realize they need a little more help in managing daily activities.   These needs may be simple, and subtle.  Assistance reading the prescription bottles every morning...

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Sleep Awareness

HOW ARE YOU SLEEPING? Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your overall health and your mood at any age. However, it can be particularly important for older adults. With National Sleep Awareness Week this month, now is a particularly...

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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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Full Retirement Age Increases in 2017 – Social Security

Re-posting information from Social Security. It is worth noting...full retirement age is on a gradual increase due to laws enacted 30 years ago. See below... Every worker’s dream is having a secure retirement to enjoy the fruits of their labor....

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