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Managing Multiple Health Conditions

August 15, 2022 — Advances in medicine mean that people are living longer than ever before. Those extra years we have added to our collective lifespans are not without some challenges. The older we get, the more likely we are to develop a health condition. And many of the health conditions older people develop will be chronic, or unlikely... Read More
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What We Have Done About the Coronavirus

August 14, 2022 — If you have any questions or concerns please call us at 800 291 5900 Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern. Our facilities have been and are following recommendations of the CDC, state and local health departments with regards to COVID-19. We will continue to stay up... Read More
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More Than Just a Nice Smile

August 1, 2022 — It’s late, you’re busy, you’re tempted to tumble right into bed without brushing your teeth … but that is one task you shouldn’t neglect! Taking care of our mouths is one of those self-care tasks that we sometimes don’t get around to. And some older adults think that with age, it is no longer important... Read More

Be Aware of Waterborne Illness

July 15, 2022 — Summer is a great time to enjoy water-based recreation. The warm weather beckons us to cool off in beaches, lakes, rivers and community pools. We pack up our summer gear—sunglasses, sunscreen, swimsuits, water shoes, wide-brimmed hat—and head out for a day of recreation on the water. We may think we’ve got all our water safety... Read More

Balance Problems Raise the Risk of Falls

July 1, 2022 — We know that falls can be a serious issue for seniors. Falls can lead to injuries that could limit mobility and independence. That’s why fall prevention is something seniors and their caregivers should always keep in mind. One way to prevent falls is to identify any existing balance issues. Balance disorders, also called vestibular dysfunction,... Read More
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Tips for Selecting Sunscreen

June 15, 2022 — Summer is almost here! As we make our summer plans, we might be evaluating our stock of sun protection tools. While the sun does cause our bodies to produce vitamin D, which is needed for good health, we know that too much time in the sun can lead to sunburns and more negative effects of... Read More
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Is It Memory Loss, or an Undiagnosed Vision Problem?

June 2, 2022 — Routine cognitive screenings are often administered to older patients—and if the test shows a problem, the patient may be advised to seek a neurological evaluation. This can cause a lot of anxiety. However, a research team from Australia recently demonstrated that when older adults score poorly on a cognitive test, their thinking might not be... Read More
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4 Things to Ask Your Doctor About Your Medications

May 16, 2022 — As we grow older, medications help us manage our health conditions—but we may, in turn, need help managing our medications! People aged 65+ take on average between four and five different medications, and many take 10 or more. They might be taking prescription medications, over-the-counter preparations, and supplements. The first step in managing our medications... Read More
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May 8 – 14 Is Women’s Health Week

May 2, 2022 — Each year, National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day. This is a great time to encourage the moms, spouses, grandmothers and other women in our lives to focus on their health. Everyone faces health challenges as they grow older, but there are certain special considerations for women. Here are topics older women and their... Read More
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Know the Symptoms of Blood Clots

April 15, 2022 — As we learn about the long-term effects of COVID-19, there is a new complication to consider. According to an April 6, 2022, study published in The BMJ, COVID-19 causes an increased risk of blood clots in the veins for three months after infection, as well as raising the risk of blood clots in the lungs... Read More