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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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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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Woman standing next to man sitting in wheelchair
Our last post focused on the risks, causes, and impacts of stroke. By some estimates, nearly 800,000 Americans will experience a stroke each year — 140,000 of which will die. Those who survive, will often suffer from long-term disabilities due to damage in key parts of their brain. In fact, stroke is the leading cause […]
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Older man experience stroke-related symptoms
In just the last two months, former teen heartthrob Luke Perry and acclaimed director John Singleton died after suffering a stroke. Both men were only in their early 50’s at the time of their deaths and outwardly appeared to be in good health. While we may never know all the details, these deaths highlight the […]
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Senior woman suffering from arthritis pain rubbing her hand.
May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and in our last post we talked a bit about why the disease is so often misunderstood. The term arthritis is actually a catch-all word for more than 100 different diseases that cause some kind of joint pain. One thing all these different disease do have in common, however, […]
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Arthritis Awareness Month
Although nearly invisible to the eye, arthritis pain affects millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 54 million people in the United State have arthritis — 23% of all adults. In addition, the disease is the leading cause of disability among U.S. adults and is one of the five most costly conditions […]
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Preventing hip fractures Arizona
As we discussed in our last post, hip fractures can be devastating for older adults. Research reveals that one in three adults over age 50 who suffer a hip fracture will die within 12 months of the injury. In addition, older adults with hip fractures face a greatly increased risk of death for a decade […]
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