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How to care for an older adult during the summer months

How to care for an older adult during the summer months

Summer is a special time for caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. I

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When it comes to home care, educate yourself

When it comes to home care, educate yourself

In the 20 years I have been in the home health care business, most recently as the CEO of an agency, I have seen the unfortunate results of the lack of planning countless times.

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Caregivers deserve some time off

Caregivers deserve some time off

By Angela Rocheleau March brings the promise of the spring season, but, for some families dealing with elderly or frail loved ones it also raises concerns that need to be addressed. Here are some helpful answers to questions we often receive from family members this time of the year. Q: My elderly mom lives with […]

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Older adults at high risk for drug interactions

Older adults at high risk for drug interactions

At least one in 25 older adults, about 2.2 million people in the United States, take multiple drugs in combinations that can produce a harmful drug-drug interaction.

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Love can overcome life’s obstacles no matter what

Love can overcome life’s obstacles no matter what

Marlu Taylor looks into her husband’s face. His expression has an almost childlike innocence to it. “What did you tell me this morning? You remember?” Marlu asks Buddy.

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Social activities key to physical wellness among older adults

Social activities key to physical wellness among older adults

Loss of muscle strength, speed and dexterity is a common consequence of aging and a well-established risk factor for death, disability and dementia. Yet, little is known about how and why motor decline occurs when it is not a symptom of disease.

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