Senior Flu Shots

The senior flu shot is considered safe, but it may cause mild side effects related to inflammation and the body’s immune response. During the week after getting the flu vaccine, seniors may experience the following symptoms: -- Soreness, tenderness, redness,...

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Flu Vaccines for Elderly

The following flu vaccines are recommended for adults 65 and older only. Talk to your doctor about which senior flu shot is right for your elderly parents. -- Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent (brand name: Fluzone High-Dose) is a vaccine made up...

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Elder Flu Shots

As the calendar moves inevitably toward colder weather, please urge your elderly parents to take appropriate health precautions. Elders are at high risk for life-threatening complications from the flu, including hospitalizations and death. The CDC estimates the flu causes 140,000...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease where the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body by mistake, causing chronic inflammation. Since it is systemic, RA typically affects multiple joints at once. RA tends to come...

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis among the general population, affecting over 32.5 million U.S. adults. OA starts when the cartilage within a joint begins to break down, causing deterioration...

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Elders – Cost of Living Increase

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced an 8.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2023, the largest inflation-fueled increase in benefits in more than 40 years. Starting in January, the average monthly Social Security retirement benefit will rise by about $146,...

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Gout

Gout is a complex yet common form of inflammatory arthritis, and one of the most painful. It typically affects one joint at a time, often the big toe joint. It is common for those with gout to experience a...

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Arthritis

Arthritis is understood by most people to be a general condition that causes painful, stiff joints. What most people don’t know is that there are many different types of arthritis, each with its own set of symptoms and treatments....

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Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is an insidious disease that preys on older people, including our elderly parents. Type 2 diabetes, once known as “adult onset diabetes,” affects 90 – 95 percent of the more than 20 million Americans affected with diabetes. My...

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Elders Prefer Home

Home care helps seniors maintain their independence.  Home care allows seniors to continue to live in the place they function best – their home. Actually, the care engagement philosophy at Home Care Partners is to allow the senior to...

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