Shining a Spotlight on Problems in Assisted Living Facilities

One of the most difficult decisions in anyone’s adult life is the realization that we are limited in how much we can do for our loved ones. The health needs of our loved ones can sometimes spiral out of control. Though people want to be there, they often lack the expertise, training, or the ability […]

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What to Do When Your Parents Need to Stop Driving

It is not a conversation that any child wants to have with their parents. At some point, however, you may start to notice the signs and realize it is time for Mom or Dad to hang up their car keys. It is easy to be torn on this issue. On one hand, your parents are […]

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American Heart Association (AHA) Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations

We’ve been hearing doctors talk about the benefits of diet and wise lifestyle choices our whole lives. It’s never too late to listen! Diet and lifestyle are the most important factors in determining our levels of health and wellness. They are directly connected to heart-health and, by extension, longevity. Exercise The benefits of exercise are […]

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Protecting Senior Loved Ones from Scams

Seniors are the demographic most vigorously targeted by scammers and con-artists. The methods they use are well-researched and extremely powerful. Sustained pressure Con artists and scammers preying on the elderly have developed a tried-and-true playbook for manipulating their elderly victims. They encourage them to open up their checkbooks or divulge sensitive information. And they always […]

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Concierge Medicine and The Benefits of a Concierge Care Manager

Pay-to-play is becoming the M.O. of just about every economic sector, and healthcare is also following this trend. Interestingly, ‘concierge care’, where people form old-style connections with a doctor dedicated to their family’s treatment, is a whole new level of care, right at the very top. Concierge physicians We are seeing some compelling developments in […]

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Geriatricians or Other Practitioners in Aging Medicine

The healthcare needs of elderly patients are diverse and wide-ranging. With baby-boomers reaching retirement age, and increases in life-expectancy, the population over 65 has been on the rise. According to the 2010 US Census, the 65+ population is now a larger than, and continuing to grow faster than, the overall population. The US Census Bureau […]

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Home Improvement Grants for Veterans

Honoring the commitments of our veterans, a number of government grants have been made available. Vets in need of modification to their homes or living accommodations may qualify for some of this funding under specific grant programs. These grants are typically awarded only once within the lifetime of the veteran. They may be distributed as […]

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Helpful Ways to Protect Seniors from a Fall

Falls in the elderly are a very common occurrence. It is estimated that approximately 250,000 older Americans are hospitalized every year for hip fractures alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of these are due to falls. Then there are the wrists, arms, and ankles that get broken along the way […]

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