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Prevent Falls This Fall With A Home Safety Checklist

More than 75 percent of falls happen in or around the house, but fortunately there are ways to evaluate the home of a loved one and make them safer for everyday living.

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Caregivers Shouldn’t Neglect their Own Needs

People who regularly care for or assist a family member or friend with a health problem or disability are more likely to neglect their own health, particularly by not having insurance or putting off necessary health services.

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Nursing Homes Report Deaths Up 32 Percent Amid Pandemic

Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32 percent last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart.

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Geriatrician Learns Emotional & Physical Toll Of Family Care

The loss of a husband. The death of a sister. Taking in an elderly mother with dementia. This has been a year like none other for Dr. Rebecca Elon, who has dedicated her professional life to helping older adults.

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Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Centers Must Reopen For Mental Health Sake

For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to visitors. Now, it’s time for them to open back up and relieve residents of crushing isolation.

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Older Loved Ones Need Extra Care During The Pandemic

Mask orders. Constant cleaning. Quarantine. The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how many older people live.

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