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Senior mental health

Every October 10th, The World Health Organization promotes World Mental Health Day, “with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.” As an organization working primarily with seniors, we’d like to turn our focus to the critical role mental health plays for older […]

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Senior bone and joint health

October 12-20 marks National Bone and Joint Action Week — an annual event raising awareness for bone and joint health. Research shows that more than half of Americans over 18 are affected by musculoskeletal conditions. What’s more, “bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide affecting hundreds […]

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Senior avoiding malnutrition by preparing healthy food with a young girl.

September 23-27 marks Malnutrition Awareness Week, a program launched in 2012 by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).  The program’s goal is threefold: Educate healthcare professionals to identify and treat for malnutrition earlier Educate consumers/patients to discuss their nutrition status with healthcare professionals Increase awareness of nutrition’s role in patient recovery Even though the United […]

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Two aging seniors in the kitchen, posing in front of an array of healthy foods.

For more than 20 years, we’ve recognized September as Healthy Aging Month. While many things have changed over the last two decades, people across the United States still want to stay active and engaged in life as they get older. We see this every day in our work with the senior community as we help […]

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Older man experiencing feelings of guilt

Guilt is an emotion most family caregivers recognize all too well. It’s that haunting, nagging feeling deep in your soul that you aren’t doing everything you can as well as you can. While guilt can be a tremendous motivator, it’s one of the most destructive emotions caregivers deal with. If not managed properly, guilt increases […]

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senior confined to a hospital bed at risk for developing bedsores

Caring for seniors is a tough job, especially if they’re immobile. Not only do you need to ensure that their basic needs are met, you also must guard against the health risks that come as a result of immobility. One of the most serious of these risks is bedsores, because once they develop, they’re difficult […]

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young hands holding older hands on top of a blanket. care.com

Earlier this month, news broke that Sheila Lirio Marcelo — founder and CEO of care.com — was resigning her post after 13 years. The announcement came months after a blockbuster Wall Street Journal report detailing how the largest online marketplace for babysitters and adult caregivers failed to conduct background checks on providers using their service. […]

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caregiving

A new Health Affairs study predicts the cost of lost wages for unpaid caregiving will double from its current rate of $67 billion to $132–$147 billion by 2050. The predicted rise in costs will be fueled by a growing number of Americans who need care, as well as an increased share of better-educated caregivers. Here […]

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senior immunizations

In late 18th century England, a physician named Edward Jenner made a revolutionary discovery. At the time, smallpox killed more than 30% of the people it infected, and, as a result, caused much fear throughout Britain. According to local knowledge, though, milkmaids who’d previously contracted cowpox were immune from the more virulent form of the […]

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Aging in Arizona

As more Americans live longer into their old age, our country will begin facing a caregiving crisis that will reverberate through every corner of the economy. Two new reports reveal the staggering cost of this crisis for older Americans and their families. Nursing Home Prices Surge and Show No Sign of Slowing Many older Americans […]

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