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How to Stay Connected With Loved Ones in Assisted Living

How to Stay Connected With Loved Ones in Assisted Living

The benefits of social connection are enormous. Sharing strong social connections with friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers can strengthen your immune system. Plus, they help you recover from disease faster and even extend your lifespan. A lack of social...
Senior Safety in the Summer

Senior Safety in the Summer

Winter usually takes the spotlight when it comes to seasonal senior safety. It’s easy to appreciate why, as hypothermia, frostbite, icy walkways, and the flu all disproportionately affect the elderly. But the warmer months bring their own host of oftentimes...
Cancer Care for Nursing Home Patients

Cancer Care for Nursing Home Patients

Cancer can happen at any age – but the older someone becomes, the more likely they are to develop the disease. This is because advancing age is the greatest risk factor for developing cancer. Half of all cancers occur in people over the age of 70. In fact, if everyone...
Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: Causes and Solutions

Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: Causes and Solutions

As many as 15% of seniors are estimated to experience loss of appetite. This is unfortunate – not only because food is good and we would prefer everyone to enjoy it, but also because seniors with reduced appetites are at greater risk of becoming undernourished or...
Talking to Family When You Can No Longer Care For an Elderly Parent

Talking to Family When You Can No Longer Care For an Elderly Parent

Caring for an elderly parent takes an enormous amount of commitment. Being unable to continue performing so an important duty doesn’t make you callous or selfish. Whether they are financial, emotional, or physical, you may have any number of valid reasons why...