Conversation Nurses Helping Chronically Ill Seniors Age Gracefully

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Conversation nurses are helping chronically ill seniors age as gracefully as possible, just by talking to them.   The conversation nurse model trains providers to discuss serious illnesses and care goals with patients. These nurses are available to the patient, from the hospital to skilled nursing facility and back to their home.   To date,…

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Safety Concerns In Elder Care Addressed By SNF Administrators

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Safety concerns for seniors living in skilled nursing homes and assisted living communities is the top priority for their administrators. This is based on a just released survey done by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.   The Association identified are four major security and safety concerns: resident aggression public aggression theft from…

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Exercising Strengthens Bones, May Lead To Osteoporosis Cure

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Exercising has been shown to yield many benefits, such as weight control, improved moods, and sharper memory. Now comes exciting news from a National Institute of Health study, (NIH), that exercising can also build strong bones.   The new study data suggests that a new approach to treating osteoporosis, a disease that increases the risk…

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Hospital Emergency Rooms Increasing Safety For Seniors

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Hospital emergency rooms (ER) are upgrading and renovating their facilities so as to increase the safety of their aged patients. Right now, many hospital emergency rooms are noisy, have glaring lights, slippery floors, and no privacy. Indeed, these conditions are dangerous even for younger patents. Many senior citizens are physically frail and have trouble walking.…

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Brain Exercises, Problem Solving Wards Off Mental Decline

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Brain exercises, and problem solving tasks are activities that both scientists and laymen believe can help minimize any mental decline as we age. But, is this really true? Is this idea actually based on any scientific evidence? In fact, as we age, our minds do lose their ability to maximally process information and retain memories.…

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Holiday Recommendations For Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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Holiday recommendations for caregivers taking care of Alzheimer’s patients is long overdue. They have their hands full taking care of their Alzheimer’s patients throughout the year. But their responsibilities and stress levels really go up during the Holiday season. In this regard, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has issued a list of recommendations to…

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Bronchitis Or Pneumonia: Is There An Obvious Difference?

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Bronchitis and pneumonia have several things in common but are also different. Most people can’t tell the difference, but the key is to take care of either one, before it gets worse. For example, one basic similarity is a cough that lasts for weeks. After that, there are some key differences. Let’s review them.  …

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Flu Shot Vaccine, This Week Last Call, Get Your Shot

Flu shot vaccines are being heavily promoted this week to the public by the CDC (Centers For Disease Control). The CDC has dedicated this week as the National Influenza Vaccination Week.  It is a way to promote and highlight the importance of everyone getting their flu shots now before winter arrives. The 2017 flu was…

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Chronic Pain Afflicts Seniors More Than Other Age Groups

Chronic pain affects senior citizens aged 65+ more so than for any other age group. Is it just age related or are there other factors involved?   Chronic pain among seniors can be so painful, to the point that 20% of aged adults report having to stop daily activities that included sports, exercise, and work.…

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Green Tea For Seniors Is Their Best Drink Ever

Green tea is a beverage that should be more popular than Coke, Pepsi, Gatorade, or Mountain Dew. Why? Because aside from its great taste, its health benefits, especially for senior citizens, is phenomenal! Indeed, green tea has been called the anti-aging drink. It has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, originating in…

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