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Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living

Date - 3rd Oct, 2018   |   Time - 1:40   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Are you among the 15 million Americans who devote their time, energy, and money to caring for an elderly loved one? You love your parent or other family member with all your heart, but there may come a time when transitioning to assisted living is best for both of you. Here are the signs to […]

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What Is Long-Term Care?

Date - 25th Sep, 2018   |   Time - 1:34   |   Author - Senior-Planning

There are several long-term care options for seniors. One of these is called assisted living, which differs greatly from nursing homes. Learn more about assisted living to determine if it’s the right option for your loved one. What Is Long-Term Care? Assisted living was a new concept 25 years ago, but now it’s the fastest-growing […]

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Date - 27th Jan, 2018   |   Time - 3:54   |   Author - Senior-Planning

8 TIPS TO DE-STRESS – WHEN THE GOING GETS ROUGH Care-giving , though immensely rewarding, can be extremely taxing both physically and emotionally. If your care-giving duties have you feeling overwhelmed, irritable, or painfully exhausted, it is essential that you take a timeout before there is nothing left give. A little ‘me’ time goes a […]

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Continuity of Care for Seniors
Plan a Smooth Transition from Hospital to Nursing Home

Date - 27th Apr, 2017   |   Time - 7:12   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Pre-planning for a patient or family member’s move from a hospital into a skilled nursing facility (nursing home) will make the transition easier for everyone involved. Helping the patient with worrisome financial arrangements will ease the family’s mind and placate the patient. You may need to learn or get assistance with Medicare guidelines. For example, […]

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Understanding Sundowning

Date - 24th Apr, 2017   |   Time - 7:15   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Sundowning is the term for daily symptomatic personality changes that dementia patients experience. Sundowning occurs around the same time every day; usually at dusk. You may notice your patient or loved one experiencing some or all of these symptoms in the evening. • Intensified confusion • Agitation • Pacing and wandering • Restlessness • Sleeplessness […]

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Study: Hour-Long Nap May Improve Brain Function in Seniors

Date - 24th Mar, 2017   |   Time - 5:59   |   Author - Senior-Planning

A daily hour-long nap may improve brain function in seniors, according to a recent study, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Led by Junxin Li of the University of Pennsylvania, the study examined the sleep habits of nearly 3,000 Chinese adults aged 65 and older, including whether or not they […]

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The First Sign of Alzheimer’s May Not Be Memory Loss, But This

Date - 16th Jan, 2017   |   Time - 4:28   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have linked an inability to recognize and recall odors as a possible early sign of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Massachusetts General Hospital is the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The elder care services study was reported in the Annals of Neurology, published on November 14, 2016. A […]

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Niche Senior Living Redefines Retirement

Date - 16th Jan, 2017   |   Time - 4:26   |   Author - Senior-Planning

As 78 million Baby Boomers age their way into retirement, the increasing understanding is that these retirees are not looking for an ”old folks home,” offering a rocking chair and a quiet porch. Unlike the usual cliché of older people in retirement, Baby Boomers remain active and engaged in life. They want socialization, stimulation – […]

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Are you looking to Downsize and Close Out the Family Home?

Date - 30th Nov, 2016   |   Time - 9:37   |   Author - Senior-Planning

The children are gone, and your retirement is ahead. You’ve managed to get your retirement accounts in order, and you’ve decided on whether you’re going to work part-time a bit for a little extra income. But what about that big family home? Do you really need such a big space, now that the children have […]

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Date - 21st Nov, 2016   |   Time - 4:38   |   Author - Senior-Planning

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans suffered from Alzheimer’s. Since then, that number has climbed substantially: nearly 5.4 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s Disease, or AD, is a condition caused by changes in the brain that deeply affect […]

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