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UV Safety Month: Seniors in the Sun

July is UV Safety Month, which means it’s the perfect time to remind our readers about some of the best ways to stay safe in the sun. This is especially important for seniors, since skin cancers like melanoma are deadlier in older populations. Thankfully, there’s a lot we can do to take precautions against developing skin cancer. Here are three ways to stay safe this July: Don’t Forget The Sunscreen This may seem obvious but it’s something that slips so many people’s minds. If you’re going to be in the sun for a time with a senior you love, bringing sunscreen…

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TRUST: Its Important Role in Senior Care

Family caregivers are usually well aware of why they are the preferred providers of their senior loved ones’ long-term care. They are trusted, familiar and in the best cases, proven to have the genuine love and concern caregiving requires. Because of the nature of these relationships, it can be hard for seniors and families to open this close circle of trust to additional help. But when caregiver burnout or financial constraints limit the amount of long-term care a family can provide, sometimes the only option left is to trust someone else with the task. Good senior care requires a patient-centered…

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Arthritis: Complications and Care

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Aging brings about many changes in the body that can often lead to chronic illness. One of the most common is arthritis, which half of adults 65 and older are affected by. Along with pain, arthritis can cause struggles with activities of daily living (ADLs). Seniors with arthritis may have trouble buttoning a shirt, opening a jar, or reaching for an object on a high shelf. Just walking around the house can be cumbersome for those with arthritis in the knees and hips. Around 18 percent of disabilities are caused by some form of arthritis, which makes it the most…

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The Value of Home Care

In 2016, The Home Care Association of America and Global Coalition on Aging collaborated to create the report, “The Value of Home Care.” This is the first study that sheds a light on the critical role home care plays in the lives of many seniors, families, the healthcare system, and the nation’s economy as America continues to gray. “The Value of Home Care” emphasizes the importance of home care by helping us not only understand the needs of our aging population, but also by forcing us to recognize our American seniors’ desire to age in the comfort of their own homes…

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3 Common Barriers to Advance Care Planning and How to Overcome Them

In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Week, here’s what you should know about advance care planning, as well as a few reasons why people often fail to plan. National Healthcare Decisions Day: April 16, 2018 National Healthcare Decisions Week: April 16 – 22, 2018 National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) and National Healthcare Decisions Week are part of an initiative intended to encourage Americans to understand the importance of making future healthcare decisions. This week is not only about making end-of-life decisions, seniors and families should document their wishes for any event in which they can’t speak for themselves. This can be anything from an…

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