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We know that it can be tough, finding care for a loved one, or taking care of them yourself. So we offer our end users a blog with information on care giving, choosing a community, senior living and care news and just for fun!

How Seniors Can Make Their Home More Comfortable

No matter how old you are, there is nothing like relaxing in the calming embrace of home. This is a feeling that never fades away yet can become difficult to recreate as we move through the different stages of life. For those moving into an assisted living facility, this transition…

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Benefits of Seniors Owning Pets

Life as you age can tend to get more difficult. There is no doubt that loneliness can set in as people you love pass away or your family moves farther from you. Being lonely may not immediately raise any red flags, but there are negative side effects that could possibly…

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Helping Your Loved One Acclimate to Nursing Home Living

Transitioning your aging loved one from in-home care to a nursing facility can be an emotionally-draining process—one many loved ones tend to put off. Avoid unnecessary chaos and grief by understanding the signs of mental and physical decline and discussing your loved one’s care before injury or outburst. Suppose you…

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Ways to Enhance Staff Communication in a Nursing Home

The residents of your nursing home deserve the best care available to them from staff and administration who care about their health. If a long-term care facility lacks communication skills among its staff and administration, it can lead to chaos and frustration among everyone involved—other staff members, residents, and family…

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7 Ways Seniors Can Prevent Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

According to research, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors above 65. It can result in injuries such as hip fractures, concussions, and broken bones. If you have a senior member of your family or you work at a retirement home, you should take steps…

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How Caregivers Can Support Seniors Suffering from Arthritis

Arthritis is a leading cause of disability for young and old folk alike and is often one of the many inevitable side effects of aging. Operating as an umbrella term for joint-related conditions, arthritis affects millions of people—disproportionately elderly folks. Although a natural aging process, joint wear-and-tear often causes excessive…

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What To Know When Buying a Cane

There are several varying reasons for why you may need to buy a cane. While this seems like a simple, straightforward task, it’s important not to neglect some helpful information first. There are several things to consider when buying a cane including the type, size, and the overall feel. To…

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The Importance of Exercise for Seniors

Physical activity is one of the most important things a senior citizen can do to help preserve their independence and health as they age. There are numerous health benefits for seniors associated with regular physical activity. These include better balance, fewer falls, improved cardiovascular health, and better bone, joint, and…

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6 Housing Options for Seniors

The housing options for seniors can vary; what works for one family can be completely different from what works for another. It’s always advisable to exhaustively research your options before making a decision that will ensure the highest quality of life possible for your loved one. Here are some of…

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Making the Most of Open Enrollment

It’s time for open enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you want to add, change, or keep your current insurance policy, you have a limited time to complete the necessary application and documentation. Here’s what you need to keep in mind when choosing insurance and making the most out…

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