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Discover The RemarkableHealing Power Of Therapy Cats

You’re probably familiar with therapy dogs visiting hospitals, schools, senior centers and nursing homes to help alleviate stress and provide comfort in times of need.

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Nursing Home Care, Funding System Need Overhaul, Report Says

Nursing home residents are subjected to ineffective care and poor staffing, while facility finances are shrouded in secrecy and regulatory lapses go unenforced, according to a report that called for wholesale changes in an industry whose failures have been spotlighted by the pandemic.

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Smart Packaging Could Improve How We Take Medication

Older adults are open to using smart packaging to improve their medication-taking experience, a new study finds.

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Poor Vision Unfairly Mistaken For Brain Decline

Millions of older people with poor vision are at risk of being misdiagnosed with mild cognitive impairments, according to a new study.

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Washington State Retools First-in-the-Nation Long-Term Care Benefit

Patricia Keys, 71 and a stroke survivor, needs help with many everyday activities, such as dressing and bathing. Her daughter Christina, who lives near her mom in Vancouver, Washington, cares for her in the evenings and pays about $3,000 a month for help from other caregivers.

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How To Help Your Parents Navigate Health Care In Retirement

Many adults find themselves helping their aging parents sign up for Medicare, a complex process with many steps and considerations. There are penalties for delaying enrollment, and not everyone understands their options. 

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