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Three Things Every Senior Needs

Amada Senior Care is committed to enriching the lives of seniors, and we believe the following three things are vital to seniors living happier, healthier lives. 1.  An Aging Plan Most seniors take steps to ensure they have a will in place should anything happen to them. However, only 25 percent of Americans have recorded their end-of-life medical wishes in a legal document. The problem with this is that more than half of patients are unable to participate in end-of-life decisions when they need to be made. The solution to this is creating an Advance Directive for healthcare, which can easily be…

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Elderly Falls: Protecting Your Loved Ones

Kathy and Sarah decide to spend the afternoon visiting their elderly mother, Margaret, who has been living alone since her husband passed just two years earlier. With a vase full of fresh lilies, Margaret’s favorite flower, they knock on her front door. They hear the barking of Margaret’s dachshund, but otherwise there’s no sound inside. They think nothing of it, as their mother suffers from hearing loss, so Kathy uses her spare key to open the door. They call out to let their mom know they’ve arrived, but get no answer – except the ambient sound of a television playing…

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Habits for Healthy Aging

In honor of Healthy Aging Month, Amada Senior Care would like to offer a few tips for healthy aging. “The more you do in middle age to prepare yourself for successful aging, the better,” said Sharon Brangman, spokeswoman for the American Geriatrics Society. Whether it be physically, mentally, or socially, seniors have the power to take responsibility for their health and change it for the better. Ditch Unhealthy Habits It’s never too late to kick a bad habit to the curb ­– especially if it’s a dangerous one like smoking. Studies show that even in seniors who have been smoking…

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Navigating Long-Term Care Insurance for Your Parent

When you first noticed that your parent’s age was limiting them, what questions came to mind? Did you struggle to accept the reality of their aging or worry about their wellbeing?  Did you wonder what preparations were in place for their needs? Besides the questions you may have asked yourself, there is one question you must ask your aging parent: “Do you have a long-term care insurance policy?” After a health crisis, anyone may find they need long-term care. But since senior citizens especially are at a higher risk for debilitating health problems, they are more likely to need it. Long-term care…

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How You Can Join the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Every 66 seconds, another person develops Alzheimer’s disease, and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. With the senior population growing quickly, Alzheimer’s and dementia cases will continue to increase as well, unless researchers can find a cure. Read more below to learn how to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.   Know the Warning Signs Detecting Alzheimer’s disease early on will allow a senior to try different treatments that boost brain cells and improve symptoms like memory loss and reasoning skills.  Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s…

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