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Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

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Pain Care for the Elderly

Chronic pain is defined as pain that continues and/or grows worse over a long period of time.  According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 percent of older adults who live on their own, and 75 to 85 percent of those in care facilities, suffer from chronic pain.  This constant pain results in a variety […]

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Smartphone Apps for Seniors

In recent years, smartphone ownership has increased drastically, especially among senior citizens. According to Pew Research, 74% of Americans ages 50-64 are now smartphone owners and 42% of those are 65 and older. This is up over 133% in just 5 short years.

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Senior Alert – Beware of Robocall Schemes

A robocall is an automated telephone call which uses a computerized automatic phone dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message.  Robocalls are used frequently by individuals running in political campaigns or by schools who need to make sure a message is delivered to a large number of families.  However, at the present time, robocalls are being […]

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Fire Safety for Older Adults

According to the National Fire Protection Association, adults age 65 and over are twice as likely to be injured or killed by fire when compared to the general population.  Regardless of if you have an aging parent living in your home or on their own, precautions need to be taken to ensure maximum safety in […]

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Falling Injuries Can Be Life Threatening

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released some startling statistics regarding falls in Americans age 65 and over. One third of Americans age 65 and over fall each year. An older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall every 14 seconds. An older adult dies from a […]

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Talk About Legal, Financial, & Long-Term Care Concerns

While talking to your parents about legal, financial, and long-term care issues can be awkward, it is absolutely necessary.  The following is a list of legal documents you and your aging parent should have in place for the future.

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Federal Government Resources for Seniors

The United States federal government has a wide variety of programs in place to aid in the health and welfare of senior citizens.  Below are details on a few of these programs, some of which may be unfamiliar to you.

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Challenges to Retirement

We all dream of someday enjoying a financially comfortable retirement, where our many long years of working are rewarded with relaxation, fun, and the ability to fully dictate how we spend our own time.  However, this American dream has drastically changed shape over the last several decades.  It is now extremely rare to be lucky […]

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The Importance of Family Dinners for Seniors

The owner of Home Instead Senior Care in northern Kentucky, Eric Schuermann, recently made the news with his quest to bring back the traditional family Sunday dinner.  He is asking the nation to visit SundayDinnerPledge.com, and sign the pledge to bring your family together once per month for Sunday dinner.  Through July 31, 2015, Schuermann […]

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Making Sure Your Loved One is Receiving the Best Care

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or other care facility can be an extremely difficult one.  Even if you diligently investigated every nursing home in the state until you were sure you had found the very best one for your loved one’s needs, it’s natural to continue to have concerns […]

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Making the Right Choice Regarding Eldercare

If you have an aging parent and the two of you have decided it is time to look for an assisted living community, you are likely feeling totally overwhelmed by all of the choices being presented to you.  You of course want the very best for your loved one, but how can you know for […]

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Caring for Aging Parents from a Distance

While it is difficult to think about, we all may reach a point in life where we can no longer live on our own without assistance.  Recent data indicates that approximately 12 million Americans receive long term care each year.  This fact may be of special concern to you if you are a child of […]

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