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2020 | Generations Home Care
a neon sign that says breathe
As summer temperatures mellow into a more pleasant autumn, many of us are taking the opportunity to step outside and breathe some fresh air. But how many are thinking about what’s going on within their lungs? Breathing is normally an unconscious process. You likely take 25,000 breaths a day, and yet you probably weren’t conscious […]
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world Osteoporosis day
World Osteoporosis Day on October 20 marks the importance of this wide-spread bone disease. Seniors are particularly at risk for low bone density and also suffer more intense injuries from falls. Unfortunately, bone-health is easy to overlook. Most people don’t put much thought into their car’s engine until the check engine light comes on — or […]
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cholesterol is an important component of heart health
When it comes to heart health, the prescriptions are often the same: eat well, get some exercise, and watch what you eat. But many Americans fall short in keeping their cholesterol at a healthy level. Over 100 million Americans have high cholesterol, and 35 million have levels high enough to put them at a significant […]
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Dental hygiene
Few people enjoy a trip to the dentist. There’s a reason we compare an unpleasant, difficult experience to “pulling teeth.” But no matter how awful it is to get a cavity filled, many people struggle to keep up with daily dental hygiene routines. Seniors are at a greater risk than any other age group, as […]
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suicide prevention signs
Every person has experienced loss, heartache, and sadness. Life throws a lot of curveballs, and some hit harder than others. When we have a social support system, a healthy state of mind, and the medical assistance we need, life’s setbacks are easier to face. But when we’re isolated, trapped with negative thoughts, and cut off […]
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staying hydrated by drinking water
If you could separate the human body into its basic components, water would make up the majority. Depending on age and gender, the average healthy person’s body is 50 to 65 percent water. Babies contain the highest percentage of water — sometimes up to 80 percent! But despite our bodies being so hydrated, a person […]
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pain managment
Pain, while unpleasant, is an important survival tool. It lets us know when to yank our hand back from a hot pan before we’re burned; it gives us advanced warning when something in our bodies is wrong. However, in some cases, pain goes from being a useful tool to a debilitating hardship.  Pain poses serious […]
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opioid
Before COVID-19, America struggled in the grip of a different medical emergency. For almost twenty years, the opioid crisis has ravaged America, leading to thousands of deaths.  This crisis has impacted people across all walks of life, including America’s seniors.  Opioid Misuse Prevention Day on August 30 marks an opportunity to reflect on the proper […]
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multiple prescriptions
As we get older, we often manage a greater number of daily medications. In fact, 44 percent of men and 57 percent of women older than 65 take five or more medications per week. Many of these medications are essential. Some, such as supplements and herbal products, are taken voluntarily. Others are over-the-counter medicines taken […]
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cooking for seniors
For many people, food is a source of comfort and joy. The smell of a fresh-baked pie can instantly conjure memories of baking with a beloved grandparent. The taste of an expensive cheese might harken back to a honeymoon in France. With its deep connections to memory and community, it’s no surprise that food is […]
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