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Seniors | Generations Home Care
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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diabetic
The Holiday Season is Here With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, the next few months will be filled with celebration, family, and no small amount of sugary treats and high-fat foods. Delicious as all of these are, they pose an extreme risk to diabetics in America. With more than 12 million seniors over […]
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Arizona Senior Flu Shot
As the 2018-2019 flu season approaches, senior citizens must be vigilant about protecting their health. As we age, our immune systems become less effective, which makes seniors far more vulnerable to the flu’s effects. Center for Disease Control (CDC ) studies show that over 30,000 people a year die from the flu, with more than […]
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