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The 7 Most Common Causes of Falls

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2017 9:09:23 AM / by Jack Maloney posted in Concerned for Your Seniors

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Understanding the most common “extrinsic” causes of trips and falls helps create a safer environment for senior loved ones

According to the American Family Physician, falls are the top cause of emergency-room visits in the United States for people over the age of 65. Because of factors like declining muscle strength, arthritis, poor vision, and weaker bones, seniors are not only more likely to fall, they are more likely to suffer serious injury when they do.

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5 Ways You Can Improve Your Senior’s Well-Being

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Jack Maloney posted in Concerned for Your Seniors

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Our tips begin and end with you

Not enough can be said about the positives of a healthy quality of life, especially as we age. Like a rock tossed into a pond, there is no telling how far the benefits can reach – from an improved mental and emotional state to physical wellbeing to overall happiness.

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How Pet Visits and Pet Therapy Improve Mind and Body

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 11:04:05 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Concerned for Your Seniors

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What is animal-assisted therapy and what are the benefits for seniors?

If you’re a pet owner, you might have perked up as you initially read that term. Pets have a way of making us happy no matter what day you’ve had or what mood you’re in. That could be the reason why two-thirds of all US households and almost half of elderly individuals own a pet. Substantial scientific research has shown that pets have the ability to not only make us happier, but healthier.

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3 Common Health Conditions Affecting Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2017 10:55:03 AM / by Jack Maloney posted in Concerned for Your Seniors

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With knowledge and action, you can help seniors deal with these life-changing conditions

As we age, our bodies have a harder time dealing with health problems. Issues that were easy to solve in the past become more and more challenging. For example, when we were young, a common cold might last a few days; as we age, our immune system loses strength and it can take weeks to feel healthy again. Let’s take a look at three of the most common health conditions that affect seniors, as well as the step you can take to mitigate or even eliminate these problems.

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Essential Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2017 10:13:12 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Concerned for Your Seniors

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Determining a long-term-care plan for elderly family members

As family has become more spread out, often living across the state – or even an entire country away from each other – it is not uncommon for people to end up caring for elderly relatives long-distance. This may even describe your circumstances. You may have taken over management of finances, seeing to medical needs, arranging for in-home care, or overseeing care in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) or nursing home for your parents, grandparents, or other relatives.

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Ways to Manage Chronic Pain for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2017 9:06:27 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Concerned for Your Seniors

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Medication and other methods for living a fuller, more active life.

We all experience aches and pains as we get older, but these issues can become chronic, especially for those over age 65. If you are caring for an aging parent or you are one yourself, you know very well that chronic pain can be an ongoing issue. According toThe Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, “…between 25% and 50% of community-dwelling elderly have important pain problems…Geriatric nursing home residents have an even higher prevalence of pain…between 45% and 80%.” The pain can be associated with arthritis and joint disorders, cancer, and many other chronic conditions.

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6 Signs You Should Be Concerned for Your Senior's Safety at Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2015 7:00:24 PM / by Jack Maloney posted in Concerned for Your Seniors, Main Blog, Your Seniors' Safety at Home

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Is mom or dad really okay on his or her own?

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