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Why Everyone Over 50 Should be Training for the Senior Games


by Phil Campbell, M.S.

How To Find Affordable Senior Housing


A few years ago Miranda M. became a widow.

Review of the Changing Protein Requirements for Seniors


Youth, it is said, is wasted on the young. Too busy figuring life they hardly take the time to enjoy it.

Exercise Walking For Seniors: Preventing Foot Problems


Exercise has a very important role in the general health and the quality of life of everyone, but especially in seniors. Seniors who walk tend to look younger, sleep more soundly and have fewer visits to the doctor.

Arizona Assisted Living Homes -- The Alternative to High Priced Senior Care


The cost of skilled nursing care is slowly rising. Currently, the average cost of care in Arizona ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 per month.

10 Tips to Keep a Family Caregiver from Losing Their Mind


Caring full time for a loved one can be a challenging task, and it takes a special person to get the job done right. Patience and compassion are the two top qualities a caregiver must possess in order to be successful.

When Assistance with Long Term Care Becomes Necessary


According to the Administration on Aging, it is estimated by 2030, the older population will more than double to approximately 71.5 million.

Caregiving Across The Miles-Tips for Successful Long Distance Caregiving


Caring for a parent or a loved one is a difficult job. Your duties as a caregiver become increasingly difficult as the miles increase between you and your loved one.

Scaling Down (Almost) Painlessly


Moving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder who's moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you can reduce the discomfort involved and turn what might well become a nightmare into a pleasant event.

If Using The Stairs Has Become A Daily Struggle, A Stair lift Could Change Your Life


Using stairs is an everyday nightmare for many people. As we grow older the stairs in our home can become more of a struggle due to mobility problems associated with old age, an accident or illness.

Assisted Living: Tips on How to Choose a Facility


It is easy to be fooled by fancy drapery or expensive furniture that may decorate a care facility. Even though a facility looks high class doesn't always mean the care provided is first class.

Stair Lift Buying Guide


There is no doubt that having a stair lift in your home can dramatically improve your quality of life. If you are starting to find that climbing the stairs is becoming a hazardous experience, or just hard work, then a stair lift could be the answer.

Stair Lifts - Straight and Curved Rails


There are two types of stairlift. Straight and curved.

5 Myths You Should Know Before Choosing Elder Care


Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results.

Solitary Confinement -- for Life


Sixty-five year old Arthur Jones served a self-imposed life sentence - in his own home.Arthur lived in a high crime neighborhood, so he built iron cages around his outside doors and installed bars on all the windows.

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7 Lessons Learned In The World Of Eldercare - HuffPost

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7 Lessons Learned In The World Of Eldercare
HuffPost
You will find yourself in terrain never traversed before. It is especially hard when you are new at caregiving ? as many of us are ? and perhaps more accustom to your parent taking care of your needs. It may be extremely uncomfortable, painful, and ...

Shortage of elder care workers a cause for concern - WFMZ Allentown

WFMZ Allentown

Shortage of elder care workers a cause for concern
WFMZ Allentown
WHITEHALL, Pa. - Hospitals and health care providers are the biggest employers in the Lehigh Valley but there's a specific corner of the industry that is facing a worker shortage. Even though more than 350 people work at Fellowship Community, an elder ...

Council potentially paves way for new Wellington Elder Care facility - Palm Beach Post

Palm Beach Post

Council potentially paves way for new Wellington Elder Care facility
Palm Beach Post
Wellington Elder Care is an assisted-living home in Wellington. Residents participated in morning activities at the facilityon June 21, 2012. Activities Director Edna Shields (cq center), Wellington, worked with Olga Gomez (cq left), and June Small (cq ...

What one Maine island is doing to keep elder residents from moving away - Bangor Daily News

Bangor Daily News

What one Maine island is doing to keep elder residents from moving away
Bangor Daily News
NORTH HAVEN, Maine ? With a local elder care facility expected to open this fall, North Haven for the first time will be able to provide an on-island alternative for residents to age in place. In a yellow Victorian home donated for the cause three ...

Elder Care: When to see an elder law attorney - The Sentinel

The Sentinel

Elder Care: When to see an elder law attorney
The Sentinel
Effective planning in advance offers some protection from a few of the potentially devastating consequences of divorce, business liabilities, sudden disability or the cost of long-term care. Keystone Elder Law encourages involvement of a team of ...

Brandi Gruber fills exec position at ElderCare - Great Bend Tribune

Great Bend Tribune

Brandi Gruber fills exec position at ElderCare
Great Bend Tribune
ElderCare's Home Services Department covers Barton, Pawnee, Rush, Stafford, Pratt, Ford and Edwards counties, while its Friendship Meals are served in 28 counties at 40 sites. Those 28 counties are located southwest of Great Bend to the Colorado and ...

Tough to get elder care in rural Maine - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Tough to get elder care in rural Maine
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
To Gov. Paul LePage and other concerned about care for the elderly in rural Maine: I am an elderly person who wanted to stay home instead of going to a nursing home for as long as possible, or to choose my nursing home when and if the time came.

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Feathered friends: Ducks provide entertainment for Valley Eldercare ... - Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Herald

Feathered friends: Ducks provide entertainment for Valley Eldercare ...
Grand Forks Herald
Residents of the Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks have had no shortage of fluffy, waddling entertainment this summer. The entertainment is none other ...

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Bill calls for elder-care study - Michigan Radio

Michigan Radio

Bill calls for elder-care study
Michigan Radio
Some Democrats at the state Capitol says it's time to take a new look at services for the elderly in Michigan, especially nursing home care. They say the need will become more critical as more Michigan residents get older and require assisted living.

Virtual EHR helps residents learn complexity of elder care - American Medical Association (blog)

American Medical Association (blog)

Virtual EHR helps residents learn complexity of elder care
American Medical Association (blog)
A learning tool that was developed to help medical residents gain facility with electronic health records (EHR) systems has taken on a broader application at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, which first launched the tool in cooperation ...

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