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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

When a Family Caregiver isn’t Enough and a Nursing Home is Needed

The decision to move a loved one to a next level of care is a highly personal decision, often influenced by finances and community support. Have your needs or that of a loved one come to a point where a family caregiver is not enough and a nursing home is needed? Researching nursing homes well in advance of the decision to move to a higher level of care can help you feel confident in your decision. While there are many factors that impact this decision, these key points can help you make the best decision possible when the time for long-term care comes:  

  1. Location and size. Location may be one of the most important factors. If you are the one needing care, you will want to be as close to your family as possible.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Senior Safe Act Protecting Elders

The Senior Safe Act is designed to protect our elders from financial abuse from either within a family or support system, or by scam artists preying upon them.
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Monday, May 18, 2020

What to Ask When Interviewing In-Home Healthcare Services

There is a wide range of home health care services available from daily household tasks to medical care.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

COVID-19 Giving Rise to Telehealth Services

With the use of videoconferencing over mobile devices and remote health technology monitoring, telehealth services can connect patients to much needed healthcare outlets.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Technology Improving Senior Living Facility Security

Technology is a rapidly changing industry. Advances in technology bring are constantly changing the way we live our lives and seniors are no different.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

America Facing Shortage of Home Caregivers

The aging population of the United States is widely reported as the bulk of the baby boomer generation is already retired or nearing retirement.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Understanding the Threats of COVID-19 on Seniors

We are living in confusing and scary times. The senior population has been identified as the most at-risk demographic for COVID-19.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University recently announced that pharmacological "chaperone therapy" can prevent Alzheimer’s disease in mice.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Fresh New Insights on Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes a progression of symptoms including body tremors, limb rigidity, Bradykinesia (slow movement), as well as balance and gait problems.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Which Wearable Medical Alert System is Right for You?

A medical alert system is a device that can connect the user with help when activated, either at the press of a button or if a fall is detected.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Keep These Topics in Mind When Caregiving for an Aging Parent

It is essential to bring up a parent's aging expectations and set goals together even though initial discussions may be uncomfortable.
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