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2021 | Generations Home Care
A patient receiving palliative care
Hospice and palliative care are both essential parts of the American healthcare system. Each year, 1.4 million people receive hospice or palliative care to cope with a life-limiting illness. Though this care is critically important for seniors, people of all ages often prefer not to think about it. The idea of coping with an illness […]
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a person sick with pneumonia
No one likes a tickle in their throat. But a persistent wet cough can be an even more significant concern for seniors. Pneumonia is a common and severe respiratory disease that affects seniors at a higher rate than any other age group. In fact, it is the second-leading cause of hospitalization for Medicare beneficiaries, accounting […]
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family caregivers
Caregiving for a family member is difficult work any time of year, but the holidays add undeniable stress to an already stressful situation. In addition to the daily responsibilities of making sure your loved one is happy, healthy, and well taken care of, now you must also navigate the specific needs of the holiday. Do […]
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Someone loading an influenza vaccination into a syringe
The holiday season is in full swing, but so is cold and flu season. With most health attention over the past two years dedicated to COVID-19, it’s easy to overlook the ordinary influenza virus. For seniors, this lack of attention can pose serious problems. Due to several compounding risk factors, seniors are in far greater […]
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A family caregiver
Caregivers are an essential part of our health and elder care system. They put in long hours to provide the support, attention, and assistance many seniors need to continue living independent lives. Caring for a family member isn’t always easy, but it can be an enriching and powerful experience. This November, National Family Caregivers Month […]
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An older women concerned about UTI prevention
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common illnesses that tend to affect seniors with surprising symptoms. These infections occur when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra, which is the tube that passes urine from the bladder to outside the body. This bacteria then moves through the urinary system potentially infecting the bladder, or cystitis. […]
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Arthritis pain in the hands
Aching joints are a common complaint as we get older, but did you know that over 20 percent of American adults have been diagnosed with arthritis? Afflicting over 50 million adults, it’s currently the leading cause of disability in America. “Arthritis” is actually a catch-all term for joint pain spanning over 100 different conditions. All […]
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a senior couple enjoying healthy aging month
Twenty years ago, Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, designated September as Healthy Aging Month . The purpose of Healthy Aging Month is to focus attention on the positive aspects of aging. Healthy Aging aims to encourage everybody over the age of 45 to let go of the negative expectations of aging and embrace […]
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A woman admiring a plant while gardening
The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said that “Nature itself is the best physician.” While science has advanced significantly since the renowned father of medicine made that proclamation, the sentiment still rings true. Getting out in nature provides several health benefits for your mind and body that combine powerfully with modern medicine. These advantages are […]
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An EKG machine used to monitor the heart's electrical energy and prevent sudden cardiac arrest
Most seniors are well aware of the dangers that heart problems pose. After all, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, amounting to 659,000 deaths each year. But when it comes to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), the facts are not as commonly known. Despite the lack of general knowledge, SCA is responsible […]
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