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5 Ways to Avoid Falls for Seniors

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number one cause of injury-related deaths among elderly Americans is falling. In winter, we often think of falling on snow and ice, and that’s very important to watch out for. However, most injury-causing falls happen to seniors inside their own homes, so here are 5 … Read more5 Ways to Avoid Falls for Seniors

5 More Hospice Myths Answered

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Hospice is an often misunderstood branch of medical care, and as a result, many who may benefit from hospice or palliative care simply fail to seek it out. In our last entry, we answered 5 of the most common myths about hospice care. Below are 5 more all-too-common misunderstandings about hospice care answered. 1. Hospice … Read more5 More Hospice Myths Answered

Winter Weather Tips for Seniors

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Winter’s cold and ice can be a dangerous time for the elderly and/or infirm. The American Red Cross says that, “Older adults are at greater risk for cold injuries because the body’s ability to maintain a constant internal temperature decreases with age.”  So this winter, keep your loved ones safe! Here are 5 tips to keep your … Read moreWinter Weather Tips for Seniors

Dealing with a Public Tragedy

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One of the most devastating intrusions in our lives today is an unexpected national or global disaster. Whether caused by nature or people, these uninvited and unexpected crises leave innocent people emotionally overwhelmed or physically handicapped. Traumatic events outside of our “normal” fears and expectations can create a sense of incredible vulnerability and helplessness. Normal … Read moreDealing with a Public Tragedy

Veterans Benefits Seniors May Not Know About

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Rejoining civilian life after serving in the military for any length of time can be both daunting and challenging for veterans. The help of family and friends is vital for their success in transitioning back to normalcy. Even with help, returning home can be a long uphill battle for these heroes. They’re faced with everything … Read moreVeterans Benefits Seniors May Not Know About

What to Do With Your Loved One’s “Stuff”

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As baby boomers grow older, the volume of unwanted keepsakes and family heirlooms is poised to grow — along with the number of delicate conversations about what to do with them. According to a 2014 United States census report, more than 20 percent of America’s population will be 65 or older by 2030. As these … Read moreWhat to Do With Your Loved One’s “Stuff”

Symptoms, Not Stages, of Grief

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Grief is a normal and natural response when we suffer a loss. While everyone will experience a loss at some point, the symptoms of grief are often misunderstood – both by the people going through it and the people around them. By raising grief awareness, individuals in mourning can better understand their own reactions and … Read moreSymptoms, Not Stages, of Grief

6 Steps to Prevent Falls

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Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people ages 65 and older. One in four older Americans fall every year. Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries. Even falls without a major injury can cause an older adult to become fearful or depressed, making it difficult for … Read more6 Steps to Prevent Falls

Hurricane Season Tips for Seniors

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Hurricane season is quickly approaching. Even if the elderly in your life don’t live on the coast, the heavy rains and severe storms pose a potential safety threat. Careful planning ahead and a little organization help ensure that your loved one will be safe and ready. Here are five practical tips to make sure you’re … Read moreHurricane Season Tips for Seniors

Tips for Writing an Obituary

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Writing an obituary for a friend or loved one is not an easy task. An obituary serves a variety of purposes. It’s a notification of someone’s passing, a description of their life, a recounting of the extended family and special friends who the loved one touched, an informational notice about an upcoming funeral. It can … Read moreTips for Writing an Obituary