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Emergency Preparedness For National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. This is a great time to check in on senior home safety as well seniors’ emergency preparedness plans. In emergency situations, seniors are often less able than other adults to protect themselves. For example, older adults are 2.5 times more likely to die in fires than the general population. Preparing…

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Maintaining Women’s Health During The Senior Years

57% of seniors over 65 years of age in the US are women. The number increases with age because women tend to live longer than men. For women to continue to thrive into their senior years, it’s important to know about women’s health issues. Some of the common conditions that affect seniors – including stroke,…

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How Osteoporosis Affects Seniors It’s likely that more than 200 million people are living with osteoporosis, a medical condition marked by having fragile bones. This condition is especially common among older women, and it can be dangerous. (NCBI) May is National Osteoporosis Month. Since seniors are at greater risk of this disease, it’s important to…

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Help Seniors Prevent Hearing Loss

An In-Depth Look at Senior Hearing Loss Age-related hearing loss affects many seniors. Here’s how to help seniors prevent further hearing loss and cope healthily. About 1 in 3 adults between 65 and 74 years old experiences hearing loss. Since hearing loss can sometimes be reduced, it’s important for seniors to be aware of their…

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Helping Seniors Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels Cholesterol levels can be a source of stress for seniors. Here’s what seniors and their loved ones need to know. About 37 percent of U.S. adults have a higher than recommended LDL cholesterol level. Since this can increase risk of heart disease or stroke and seniors are already at…

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Caregiver Burnout: Signs & Coping Tips

Being a caregiver can be an exhausting and difficult task. It’s important to recognize caregiver burnout and cope healthily. Understanding caregiver burnout symptoms and coping mechanisms can help make caregiving more enjoyable and fulfilling. About 1 in 3 adults serves as an informal caregiver to another adult, like an aging parent or disabled relative. Although…

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State notifying Medicaid consumers in region of pending changes

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services began mailing flyers to aged and disabled residents who receives Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) through one of the existing Medicaid Waivers (Aging Waiver, Attendant Care Waiver, Independence Waiver, OBRA Waiver and COMMCARE Waiver) or an individual who is dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, that will be…

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Easy Ways for Seniors to Exercise

Only about 28%-34% of people aged 65-74 are physically active. Exercise is essential for good health, but it can be risky if not performed properly. Use these exercises to encourage seniors to stay healthy. Without physical activity, seniors are at greater risk of health problems like heart disease. Their bones are more fragile and their…

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How To Help Seniors Make The Most Of Doctor Visits

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Preparing Seniors for Doctor Visits Getting to a doctor visit, as well as understanding and implementing medical advice, can be a challenge for seniors. Aging involves changes in health, physical ability, and medical risks. On average, older adults in the US tend to be in a healthcare setting about 17 days a year. Given how…

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