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How seniors can avoid malnutrition
How seniors can avoid malnutrition

Following a healthy and balanced diet helps you get the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep your body functioning properly and maintain energy levels. It also helps lower the risk of developing a chronic disease or helps you keep your condition in check if you already have one. Aging can bring a lot of changes

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Join us in being “heart smart” for February
Join us in being “heart smart” for February

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is also a major cause of disability, limiting the activity and eroding the quality of life for millions of people. People age 65 and older are much more likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes and to

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Wear red and take a stand for women’s heart health
Wear red and take a stand for women’s heart health

Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women? According to the American Heart Association cardiovascular disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. Despite the dire predictions, many of these deaths are preventable with education and lifestyle changes. That’s why for the last 17 years, the American Heart Association

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Five benefits of pet therapy for older people
Five benefits of pet therapy for older people

There are an estimated 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats owned in the United States, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). America is a nation of pet lovers and that love does not stop when a person enters long-term care. Aside from being cute and cuddly companions,

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What seniors need to know about thyroid health
What seniors need to know about thyroid health

Of the estimated 20 million Americans that have some of form of thyroid disease, more than half of them don’t know they have it or have been misdiagnosed. According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), more than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. However, for older people,

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What supplements do older adults need?
What supplements do older adults need?
Getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals was vital for the development of a healthy body and mind as children. This focus should not diminish as we age. Ensuring the proper intake of dietary nutrients is especially important for people in their senior years. The best way to get vitamins and minerals is from
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Glaucoma: Know the signs and save your vision
Glaucoma: Know the signs and save your vision
Did you know that glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States? According to the National Eye Institute, nearly 3 million people have glaucoma, but 50 percent don’t know they have it. In its early stages, glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms. By the time symptoms become noticeable, your vision could already be
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How to celebrate the holidays in a nursing home
How to celebrate the holidays in a nursing home
The fall and winter months are times for togetherness and cherishing holiday moments with family and friends. When a loved one is in a long-term care facility, it can make the holidays seem different or difficult to handle for those at home. These feelings can be especially hard to cope with if your loved one
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Taking a loved one home for the holidays
Taking a loved one home for the holidays
The holiday season is a time for family and friends to connect and share experiences. When a loved one is living in a long-term care facility, it is important to make them feel like they are still an integral part of the family and that they have not been forgotten. One of the best ways
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Tips for making the transition to long-term healthcare
Tips for making the transition to long-term healthcare
The decision to move yourself or a loved one into a long-term care facility can be difficult and filled with conflicting emotions. However, this decision can be made easier when the transition from home to long-term care is made as smooth as possible. Transitions are usually easier when you know what to expect and how
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