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17Jul
assessing elderly drivers

Assessing Elderly Drivers: Ability Means More Than Age

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How To Know When It’s Time To Hang Up the Keys.  Elderly Driver Buckles Up The ranks of elderly drivers are large and growing. About 33 million licensed drivers in the U.S. are over age 65, up more than 20 percent in 10 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thanks […]


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11Jul

Elders in Florida – Home Health Solutions Group

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During the 20th century, effective public health strategies and advances in medical treatment in the United States contributed to a dramatic increase in average life expectancy (78.8 years)1; the 30-year gain in life expectancy within the span of a century had never been achieved before.2 In 2012, about 1 in every 7 Americans (14.1%) is 65 […]


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05Jul

The Power of Music for Elders – Home Care

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Humans have believed in the power of music for thousands of years. Music transcends language and culture, communicating emotions and connecting us in a way that words cannot. Research over the last few decades has found that music is more powerful than we ever imagined. When it comes to seniors, music can be as beneficial […]


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27Jun

Nutrition for Seniors – Home Health Solutions Group

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Eating healthily, combined with regular physical activity, can help a person live a full, active life, preserving independence into older age. 10 Simple Dietary Guidelines To Help You Stay Well Into Older Age: Balance your food intake with physical activity – the more active you are, the more food you need. Keep an eye on […]


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07Jun
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Mealtime Challenges with Parkinson’s

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    We asked our Home Health Solutions Group’s employees and patient’s caregivers to share some of their greatest challenges working with those who live with Parkinson’s. Over and over, the conversation returned to mealtimes. This is partly because of the potential for real danger from choking or long-term effects of poor nutrition. But another […]


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09Apr
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Five Questions to Ask When Considering a Home Care Provider

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If you are considering hiring a home care agency for an elderly parent or a partner recovering from an illness, surgery or ill health, there is a lot to consider. First, you will be letting strangers into your home so it’s important to go through a well-known agency. Regardless of who you choose, you should […]


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01Apr

Easy Snacks for Older Adults

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You think kids are hard to feed, try seniors. They often have little or no appetite, refuse to eat and end up losing weight. The lack of appetite can be due to a number of things like poor teeth, a medicine that messes with their sense of taste, or in the case of dementia, they […]


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26Mar

Life After Surgery Is No Picnic – Unless You Have Help

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Your doctors were very careful to explain all aspects of your surgery. What you needed to do before. What the surgery itself would involve. How long it would take to recover. You nodded your head. It all sounded so easy….. and it was. Until you got home. Whether you had a relatively mundane procedure such […]


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22Mar

The power of Communication with Health Care Services

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A friend of mine was recently at an urgent care office trying to get some information from the front desk. The receptionist didn’t have the answer so she got her boss who was obviously displeased at having her work interrupted. Her face was disinterested. Her answers were short. Her whole attitude said, “Go away, you’re […]


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21Mar

Parenting our Parents

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When we were children, our lives were anchored in place by our parents. They were love. They were wisdom. They were food, faith and discipline. They were that nightly kiss on the cheek that sent us into dreamland. Now we Baby Boomers are the parents of our parents. They are still our anchors. They are […]


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