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foot health measures

Many of us take our feet for granted. We might trim our toenails regularly or slap a band-aid on the occasional blister, but not much else. However, for people with diabetes—and especially older diabetics—diligently looking after foot health is of the utmost importance. Diabetes impacts the feet in many different ways, and one of the […]

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falls

Falls are common among individuals of all ages. A typical trip-and-fall event may involve a skinned knee or maybe even a broken wrist. For a younger person, the healing process is relatively short, and there are few long-term ramifications. However, for people over the age of 65, the risk increases significantly. Over 3 million older […]

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Stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. While COVID-19 rightfully dominates the health news at the moment, we shouldn’t ignore this ever-present threat. According to the CDC, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of adult disability. And while an individual’s risk increases with age, anyone at any age […]

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empty alcohol bottles

As the nation continues grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and prolonged social distancing, evidence suggests we’re coping with alcohol. According to Nielson figures, for the week ending March 14, 2020, “off-premise outlets such as liquor and grocery stores saw sales of wine up 27.6%, spirits by 26.4% and beer, cider and malt beverages by 14% […]

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A spring bloom

Spring and early summer is a great time to start spending more time outside. Even though COVID-19 and social-distancing guidelines make going outside more challenging, the health benefits of doing so are undeniable. By taking the right precautions, like wearing a face mask, avoiding crowds, and maintaining proper distancing, you can reduce your risk and […]

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A happy senior

As we age, we often face many new difficulties. Health problems arise that were never an issue before; tasks which we once completed without a moment’s thought become difficult or even impossible. To make matters even more challenging, seniors throughout the world are limiting their contact with other people to combat the spread of the […]

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social distancing essentials

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused tremendous disruptions in daily life, which have deeply affected people who rely on in-home caregivers. By implementing suggested social distancing and following stay-at-home orders, those who rely on caregiving services find themselves facing a difficult choice: how do I stay safe without sacrificing essential and life-improving care? You can learn […]

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COVID-19 prevention measures

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States, people everywhere are staying indoors to limit the total number of infections and protect those most vulnerable to the disease. One group that isn’t staying at home is in-home caregivers. These essential healthcare workers are on the frontlines of this battle every day as they care […]

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Active older women looking out a window

The COVID-19 pandemic has many seniors scared, and with good reason. The virus hits older people especially hard, and as a result, many seniors are choosing to stay indoors in an attempt to avoid exposure. Unfortunately, self-isolation has several negative side-effects. One of the most significant downsides of staying indoors is that seniors miss out […]

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Over the last seven days, the coronavirus has turned all our lives upside down. Where once we could move freely without concern, the hidden virus now lurks on every surface and in every social interaction. To stem the disease, state governments around the country have issued closure orders for certain types of businesses and asked […]

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