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2020 | Generations Home Care
LGBTQ Seniors
LGBTQ seniors have lived through massive societal changes. From the Stonewall riots to legalized gay marriage, America has made huge leaps towards equality for LGBTQ people in the past sixty years.  However, senior LGBTQ people often still face challenges when it comes to finding housing and care. In fact, LGBTQ seniors are four times less […]
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Home Caregiver wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19
Home caregivers offer a vast spectrum of services. They provide a crucial support system for people who find themselves in need of assistance with daily tasks. These services can make a world of difference to anyone struggling to maintain their quality of life. Mobility issues, chronic illness, and age are all factors that might require […]
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Older Women wearing a sun hat for sun safety
With summer in full swing and COVID-19 restrictions loosening, it’s a great time to get outside. However, lazy days by the pool and barbecues in the park present the ever-present danger of UV light. The negative effects of the sun can range from a nasty sunburn to skin cancer.  Seniors are especially at risk for […]
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skin cancer treatments
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer. Every day, doctors diagnose over 9,500 people in America with skin cancer  — more than the diagnoses for all other cancers combined.  No matter your age or skin tone, no one is immune to skin cancer. However, seniors are especially at risk for developing skin […]
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safety warning sign
There are many ways to stay safe and healthy as we age. Most people’s plans to stay healthy in retirement might focus on maintaining a good diet and regular exercise. But when it comes to staying safe, many precautions fall short. For National Safety Month, consider how you can make your home a safer place.  […]
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Older man who experienced trauma
Life puts us through many ordeals. Over the course of our lives, we must cope with loss, fear, and pain. But some experiences are so distressing that they carve deep into our psyches. When they impact our ability to live healthy lives, they are known as trauma.  Trauma is loosely defined as the response to […]
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Alzheimer's Caregivers
When it comes to Alzheimer’s, the first question on many people’s minds is, “What if it happens to me?” From preventative measures to potential treatments, the focus is often on avoiding the disease or coping when it strikes. But when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the ripples spread out to touch many people in […]
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men's health
As we age, the shifting landscape of health concerns can often become more difficult to navigate. This June is Men’s Health Month. With that in mind, it’s important to focus on how aging presents new challenges in men’s healthcare. Especially given that men are more prone to many health issues than women throughout their lives. […]
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foot health measures
Many of us take our feet for granted. We might trim our toenails regularly or slap a band-aid on the occasional blister, but not much else. However, for people with diabetes—and especially older diabetics—diligently looking after foot health is of the utmost importance. Diabetes impacts the feet in many different ways, and one of the […]
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falls
Falls are common among individuals of all ages. A typical trip-and-fall event may involve a skinned knee or maybe even a broken wrist. For a younger person, the healing process is relatively short, and there are few long-term ramifications. However, for people over the age of 65, the risk increases significantly. Over 3 million older […]
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