Is it Safe to Visit Elders at Home?

Excerpted from AARP.... Although "stay at home orders" are easing up in some parts of the country, questions about whether it's wise to visit older relatives still loom large. Seniors who contract COVID-19 face a high risk of developing dangerous...

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Cold Versus Flu

With all of the Covid news currently, many of us - elders and younger adults - are more cognizant of our health and lifestyle choices. Sometimes we can all jump to invalid conclusions based on our hyper sensitivity...

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Staying “Covid – Connected”

My wife just went to see her doctor. They discussed current health, reviewed personal health history, looked over recent x-rays, and talked about lifestyle and dietary changes. (Aside: drink more water!) To accomplish all this,...

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Staying Connected in Times of Covid

How can we, and should we, communicate with elderly parents and loved ones who don't live nearby? How can we catch-up with those who are isolated while "sheltering in place"? Or, for seniors who live in communal...

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Health Tips Senior Women, pt 2

An elderly woman’s health plan should remain pretty consistent throughout her lifetime. But there are certain aging related changes to be addressed: Get your shots. Consult with your doctor as to which shots you need. Most likely,...

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Older Women’s Health

Recommendations for overall good health remain pretty much the same throughout life. But, an elderly female should make a determined effort to take specific steps to manage health and aging. Here are some steps which should become...

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Health and Aging Issues: Men vs. Women

Health issues for men and women, from elderly to young, are unique in many ways. Here are some of the gender differences for our elderly parents: Heart health. Risk factors, along with underlying causes and prescribed...

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Elderly Hospital Discharge, pt. 2

Upon being discharged from a hospital (or rehab facility) and returning home, an elder's normal habits and old routines also get re-established. In other words, bad habits can characterize a senior's normal household routine. This is where professional in-home...

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