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Seniors | Generations Home Care
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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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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Seniors Warm Weather Arizona Heat Stroke
As the summer months continue to warm, it’s important for seniors to actively monitor their own health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Americans 65-years or older are far more likely than younger people to be hospitalized due to heat-related illnesses. Older Americans are also much more likely to die from the heat. For […]
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arizona cyber criminal
Every day, seniors fall victim to financial scams perpetrated by criminals from all over the world. Though the numbers are difficult to tabulate with any certainty, one financial services firm estimates that seniors could be losing up to $36.5 billion every single year. That stunning number offers just a glimpse into the scope of the […]
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hip fracture Arizona home care
Falling is one of the biggest health threats seniors face. According to the CDC, “one out of four older people falls every year.” To make matters worse, if a senior falls once, their chance of falling again doubles. While not every fall causes injury, each year 300,000 seniors suffer hip fractures, caused mostly by falls. […]
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Arizona Senior Heart Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. An estimated 610,000 people die of heart disease every year, which accounts for 1 in 4 total deaths nationwide. To make matters worse, “nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United […]
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cold arizona snow
Now that winter’s officially arrived, it’s time to check in on our older loved ones to make sure they’re prepared for the colder weather. Because of the physical changes that come with aging, seniors are at a much higher risk for health-related complications due to chilly temperatures. However, they may also be less likely to […]
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Arizona caregiving Pet
If you’ve ever owned a dog or a cat, you understand how much joy they bring to daily life. But for seniors, these companion animals can do so much more. Companionship Loneliness is a growing problem among American seniors. According to the most recent census figures, 28% of Americans over the age of 65 lived […]
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