Category: Health & Wellness

Recovery Options for a Loved One Returning Home after a Hospitalization

It is an incredibly stressful and traumatic experience to have a loved one face a serious medical issue and hospitalization. In the moment, you are focused on the minute-to-minute recovery, and not necessarily thinking about what happens when your loved one is well enough to leave the hospital. However, it is important to prepare for next steps.

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Stay Cool, Stay Healthy This Summer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is clear that People aged 65 years or older are more prone to heat-related health problems. This is often due to medical conditions and prescription medications that can impact how your body responds to heat. To avoid heat-related health problems check out these simple tips.

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Elder Abuse and Neglect: Understand and Recognize the Signs

Communities around the world to need a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older people. We are raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. Please use the following information to educate yourself about the signs of elder abuse and neglect.

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Be Prepared: Tips for Planning for Emergencies for Older Adults

Recent emergencies from hurricanes in the South to the devastating Wine Country fires in California are reminders that it is important to plan for natural disasters. This is especially important for older adults, their families, and their communities. Each person has unique abilities and needs, and it is important to understand how an emergency might affect your individual needs.

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Fall Awareness: What Can You Do to Minimize Your Risk?

September 22 is Fall Prevention Awareness Day. Falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury among older Americans. It is important to understand what you, your friends and family can do to reduce the risk of falling and avoid a serious health crisis.

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