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Transitioning from Hospital to Home After an Accident

While the winter holidays provide a chance to gather with loved ones, travel and weather can also generate more opportunities for accidents for seniors. Wet winter weather makes surfaces like sidewalks slick and icy, and falls may lead to hospital stays or rehabilitation centers to treat injuries. Get our tips on transitioning back home after a hospital stay.

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Olive Oil: Can it Improve Your Life?

Is olive oil an everyday source of health and wellness? Many believe its incorporation into the diets of the world’s “Blue Zones” is the secret to longer living . “Blue Zones” are areas of the world where people live longer and experience lower rates of chronic disease such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline, and heart disease.

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Spotlight on Seniors: 10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Mind, Body, & Spirit

Happy New Year! 2020 and 2021 brought us more than their fair share of challenges. As we move into 2022 with a sense of renewed vitality, here are some resolution ideas to inspire your mind, nourish your body, and nurture your spirit.

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5 Common Signs That You’re Spending Too Much Money

As the holiday season winds down and our credit cards get a break, many seniors are realizing that it’s time to re-evaluate their spending habits. People of all ages and economic backgrounds were recently affected by the uncertainty of the financial downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But even before the pandemic, American seniors were accumulating more debt than ever before. Learn the 5 common signs that you’re spending too much money.

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Top Tips to Prevent Falls During Winter Months

Winter is here and seniors need to remain mindful of fall prevention. Older Americans can experience an unexpected fall during any time of year, but weather-related falls are more commonplace in the winter. Seniors should keep in mind that there are greater dangers. These dangers can present themselves both outside and inside the home. Read on for fall prevention tips.

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Helpful Tips for Family Caregivers to Reduce Workload & Stress

Every caregiver should consider utilizing a personal emergency response system (PERS) in the caregiving plan. It is an especially helpful tool when you can’t be there in-person, round the clock. This solution can bring as much peace of mind to you and your family as it does to the person needing your care. Medical alert systems aren’t just for falls and medical emergencies; alarm buttons can be pressed for security concerns, fires, car accidents, or any time one feels endangered.

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Fun Ways to Incorporate a Medical Alert System into Your Holiday Fashion

Planning what to wear to holiday gatherings? You may be considering wearing a medical alert system for security and protection. Use our styling suggestions to create a festive look this holiday season!

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The Importance of Building Trust with Your Loved One’s Doctors

Doctors can be some of the most important people in seniors’ lives . Caregivers and advocates take time and energy to not only make sure senior loved ones can get to their appointments, but that they feel heard, seen, and supported in that process. If you’re close to an older person, you might be called into an appointment to communicate with their doctors, and it’s importance to build trust with them.

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Meal Planning for Seniors: Healthy Eating without the Hassle

A balanced diet is essential for seniors who are aging in place, but having healthy options ready-to-eat is sometimes challenging if you do not plan ahead. You are more likely to grab a snack like chips or candy since they are convenient compared to a healthier option like carrot sticks which take more time to prepare. Meal planning is a great solution to the problem of wanting to eat well but also wanting healthy eating to be convenient.

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Holidays, Stress and Scams—the Connection You Need to Know!

Did you know there is a direct relationship between stress and an elderly person’s risk of falling for a scam? The holidays are an especially stressful time for many. Unfortunately, it is also a popular time for scammers to be active. Protect yourself from scams and enjoy the holidays with these helpful tips!

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