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Seniors | Generations Home Care
Senior receiving her influenza vaccination from a healthcare provider
December 1-7th is National Influenza Vaccination Week – a time set aside by the CDC to highlight the importance of being vaccinated against the flu. In typical years, flu season runs between October and March. While the CDC recommends that people get vaccinated before flu season begins, National Influenza Vaccination Week reminds us that it’s never […]
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diabetes
Every November, healthcare professionals take part in American Diabetes Month, to raise awareness for a disease affecting millions of people across the country. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015, more than 30 million Americans had some form of the disease. Another 84.1 million Americans had prediabetes — signaling higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, which is an early warning […]
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bladder care
November is National Bladder Health Month, which provides an excellent opportunity to talk about bladder problems — a group of issues affecting seniors nationwide. Our bladders are important because they allow us to hold and release urine, which is a byproduct of the food we consume. When our bladders aren’t healthy, however, it can cause other problems […]
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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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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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