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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 overlooked...

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...

Stimulating Activities for Seniors and Their Benefits

Stimulating Activities for Seniors and Their Benefits

Senior living communities have a well-deserved reputation for bingo. It is a high-stakes game of chance, where seniors grip their daubers tightly in anticipation of the letter and number combos that will land them fabulous prizes. But bingo is far from the only...

8 Things to Look for in a Senior Living Community

8 Things to Look for in a Senior Living Community

  There are nearly 29,000 senior living communities in the United States alone. With that many communities to choose from, you're not just able to shop around – you also have no reason to select anything less than the best accommodations you or your loved one can...

How to Talk to Your Parents About Senior Housing

How to Talk to Your Parents About Senior Housing

There are some topics we would rather never have to discuss with our loved ones. We shrivel at the prospect of telling our kids about death and the birds and the bees. Similarly, speaking with our parents about senior housing ranks rather low on our list of ways we'd...

Why It’s Important to Manage Your Diabetes

Why It’s Important to Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious, chronic health condition. There is no known cure for diabetes, yet people living with it may significantly improve their prognoses. This can be achieved by regularly monitoring their blood sugar, losing weight, eating healthful foods, taking...

Why You Are Never too Old to Quit Smoking

Why You Are Never too Old to Quit Smoking

I know perfectly well how good it feels to smoke. Tamping a fresh pack down on the dining room table, tearing off its little cellophane envelope, and sliding the first round out of formation are all immensely satisfying experiences in their own right. Actually taking...