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Choices when it comes to post-surgery care.

By Judith Boyko Imagine this: you’re getting ready for surgery. Your hospital bag is packed. Your family is prepared to take over your daily tasks while you’re incapacitated. And you’re ready for your imminent hospital stay. Now imagine this: post-surgery, your treating physician says that you are eligible for a visit (or several) from a […]

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Alzheimer’s creates strain on caregivers

David Hilfiker knows what’s coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so early that he’s had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating.

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Who will take care of our frail elders?

By Judith Boyko Every day, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65. That’s one day closer to retirement and one day further along in the aging process. As the baby boomers age, who will take care of them? In its AARP Public Policy Institute report, “The Aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap: A […]

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Aging population drives demand for senior housing

Francis Wulf, who moved to Valparaiso from Wisconsin to be near her kids about three years ago, had lived independently until the age of 91.

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Fixing up a senior’s home to help them age in place

Too often, older Americans wind up in a nursing home not because they’re super-sick, but because they can’t get through their days safely at home.

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Sensors a safety net for seniors at home

It could mean no more having to check up on mom or dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a fall.

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