Posts filed under: Aging

‘Chair Yoga’ Reduced Falls By Nearly 50 Percent By Gretchen Brown Friday, November 24, 2017, 2:10pm Falls can be a serious threat for older Americans. One-third of adults over age 65 fall each year, and one out of five falls causes a serious injury....
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Experience, sensitivity and approach all matter when treating older adults.   By Lisa Esposito, Staff Writer |July 22, 2016, at 11:01 a.m Click here for SLIDESHOW https://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/slideshows/11-things-seniors-should-look-for-in-a-health-provider...
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In college—Washington University in St. Louis. Yeah, go Bears!…If that’s still relevant!—I volunteered with the Campus Y and led a program called SAGE (Service Across GEnerations). We students would wake up early on Saturdays, hop on the school shuttle, and...
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40 percent of them are men by Maisy Fernandez, AARP Bulletin, November 2017 Male caregivers in America form something of an invisible army. About 16 million men care for a family member or friend; that’s 40 percent of caregivers for people...
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9 things to consider before choosing a facility by Gary Strauss, AARP Bulletin, November 2017 En español | When you buy a house, you first hire a professional inspector to give it a thorough, top-to-bottom review. But usually you have no such resource...
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New regulations, growing competition and frailer residents mean the industry must evolve by Kenneth Terrell, AARP Bulletin, November 2017 Nursing homes must follow strict government guidelines, including providing 24-hour access to a skilled nursing staff. En español | In the aftermath of...
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by Peter Rosenberger | Nov 12, 2017, 12:01 AM  Politicians, pharmaceutical companies, physicians, patients, attorneys, law enforcement, and the common citizen have all weighed in on the public health emergency we know as the opioid crisis. Yet one demographic, with significant input into...
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How to find out if you or your spouse qualify for it By Joan Lunden November 10, 2017 When my mom’s dementia no longer made it possible for her to live alone, I began searching for an assisted living community. After I...
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Assisted Living Locators Free Assessment Tool Gives Insight To Appropriate Senior Housing SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The holidays bring families together. In fact, it may be the only opportunity that long-distance caregivers and family members have to observe their...
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Take these steps to find someone you can trust By Donna Rosato October 26, 2017 Most people who need long-term care rely on family for assistance, but about one-third get help from paid caregivers. Finding and managing outside help can be stressful...
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