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Helping a Parent Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

The loss of a spouse can trigger intense grief for the surviving partner. Even though you may now be facing big decisions regarding your parent’s care, you are probably still dealing with your own grief and the weight of your loss. The coping mechanisms outlined in this article might help both you and your grieving parent.

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Why It’s Important to Maintain a Healthy Weight as a Senior

While it may be challenging, seniors should make an effort to maintain a healthy weight. Sustaining your ideal weight range can lower the risk of several diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight can also lower your chances of getting certain cancers.

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5 Must-Haves Seniors Should Keep in their Medicine Cabinets

Having a well-stocked medicine cabinet ensures you have the treatments you need at any time. Over-the-counter medications can greatly help in the case of emergencies. Take an inventory of your medicine cabinet and make sure you have these 5 essential medicines available and unexpired.

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Tips To Avoid Tax Scams During the Upcoming Tax Season

Tax scams are appearing with increasing frequency, and many of them target elderly people. You can prioritize your safety by learning about common tax scams and how to avoid them. There are many red flags to look out for when hiring somebody to prepare your taxes.

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What To Expect After Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is a popular procedure for older adults. While common, this can be a debilitating surgery, and folks should know what to expect as they begin the healing process. Having a recovery and rehabilitation plan can help a patient leave the hospital sooner and regain mobility more quickly.

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From Crisis to Control: Medical Alert Systems Close the Labor Shortage Gap

Even before covid-19 was on anyone’s radar, the warning bells had sounded that by 2025, the US would experience a healthcare labor shortage resulting from a crush of Baby Boomers needing long-term care. Due to the pandemic, that staffing crisis arrived 3 years earlier than predicted. Long term care facilities and nursing homes have had little opportunity for staff and supply shortages to recover. Medical alert systems, or PERS devices, can help bridge the labor gap.

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How to Make a Respite Care Plan

A respite care plan is designed to give caregivers a break for a limited period of time. It enables someone else to provide interim care so a primary caregiver can go on vacation, recover from sickness, or just recharge their batteries. It is a great way to temporarily distribute caregiving responsibilities to others so primary caregivers can take a break and the elderly parent or loved one is still assured their needs are covered. A respite care plan is an essential factor in preventing caregiver burnout.

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How to Help an Elderly Loved One Feel More Independent

Aging in place has its challenges, especially for elderly adults who experience a gradual decline in their self-sufficiency. There are many tools you can use to help senior citizen friends and family feel independent and secure in their homes. Read on for an in-depth look at how you can support your loved ones as they age in place.

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How To Effectively Advocate for An Aging Loved One

As a senior’s loved one, you may be looking for more ways to support them as they age. Becoming an advocate is a simple but important task. Advocates understand a senior’s needs (financial, emotional, physical), help them receive appropriate services and treatments, and ensure that their voices are heard by others. Senior advocates don’t need to be full-time caregivers.

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5 Ways to Identify and Handle Hearing Loss

Hearing loss becomes increasingly common as we age. Continue reading to learn about hearing loss trends for seniors, why now is the best time to assess your hearing ability, and how to manage hearing loss to maintain a healthy social life and help you feel safer.

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