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20 Ways to Make a Home More Dementia-Friendly

When your loved one develops dementia, they can become confused and disoriented. Your main concern as a caregiver for an elderly loved one is keeping them safe. One way to help is by using fall prevention strategies for seniors. Here are 20 areas of the home you can modify to make their environment safer.

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Retirement Strategies: Financial Security Do’s and Don’ts for Seniors

A good way to learn to manage your finances is by being aware of the do's and don'ts of retirement planning. These financial tips for seniors can help you manage your money as well as help you protect your assets, ensuring a successful retirement.

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Senior Safety: How to Reduce Falls & Choose an Alert System

Falls are a big threat to seniors’ health and well-being. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 25% of seniors fall each year. Falls impact mental and physical health and sometimes result in extreme injury. However, using some easy prevention methods, seniors can reduce their risk of falling.

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Is Aging in Place the Right Solution for You?

Figuring out your long-term care plan depends largely on where you choose to live. Aging in place offers seniors the chance to retain independence by remaining in their own homes. When creating your own long term care plan, you will face a series of decisions. Choosing where to live as you get older might feel like a difficult choice. This article will explore the concept of aging in place.

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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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