Day: January 29, 2015

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Tips for Staying Healthy through Flu Season

Every year our country sees varying levels of flu activity. Some year’s numbers are so high it’s described as an epidemic. Others we see far fewer cases reported. The Center for Disease Control recently reported that current flu activity is elevated for most of the country. The CDC measures ongoing flu activity by compiling data on reported symptoms, confirmed diagnoses and flu-related hospitalizations. Each of these numbers is on the rise compared to previous flu seasons. The influenza vaccine is the most common way to protect yourself against the virus that causes the flu. It’s recommended that all individuals over…
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Helping Seniors Avoid Isolation

Reports indicate that more seniors are living alone in their homes today than ever before. In a recent AARP study, it’s stated that at least 90% of seniors over 65 want to stay at home as long as possible. This statistic isn’t surprising. However, what is alarming are the findings that close to half of all seniors living alone suffer from social isolation. While aging in place is liberating, and helps seniors maintain a sense of independence, it’s also lonely and even sometimes dangerous. Homes must be adapted and modified for safe, independent living, but a senior aging in place…
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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Wintertime draws in a whole new set of concerns when it comes to safety. As temperatures drop and inclement weather arrives, seniors are more at risk for health related problems and injuries. Whether you are living alone, with a spouse, or are the friend or caregiver of a senior who is aging in place, there are a number of things you should know about staying safe and healthy this winter. Here are a few helpful ideas … Slick, icy conditions are the main cause of slips, trips and falls. For seniors, these injuries can result serious complications like concussions, as…