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Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors in Assisted Living

We all want to do something nice for our aging loved ones, especially those that are currently living in assisted living facilities. We’ve compiled a short list of things to consider when buying for these extra special members of the family:   Keep in mind that many seniors in assisted living have downsized their living situation, so large bulky items can be easily crossed off

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New senior living center proposed in Symphony Park in Las Vegas

Officials in Las Vegas are looking into the possibility of a new senior care center to be built in the Symphony Park area. Las Vegas City Council will be looking over the proposal to and the exclusive negotiating agreement with Symphony Park Development Co. LLC. As Las Vegas continues to recover after the recession, the proposal seems the perfect remedy to a slow moving process

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The Science Behind Alzheimer’s Hints at Coming Solutions

Brain studies continue to churn out results that help our scientific world better understand the components that lead to life altering diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. With the continued support from not only higher education, but also the support from the non-profit world filled with billionaires such as Microsoft’s very own Paul Allen, information will continue to pour in and help identify ways to both

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Some Seniors To Face Medicare Premium Spike in 2016

Congress and the White House have taken steps to decrease an unforeseen hike in standard Medicare Part B next year. 1 in 7 beneficiaries are facing a 52% increase in premiums, to $159.30 in 2016. This will mark the largest rates jump in Medicare history. However, a bipartisan contract on the federal budget, signed by President Obama on Nov. 2, has temporarily set the current premiums

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The 15 Ultimate Foods That Can Help Seniors Sleep

Are you finding it difficult to help your elder loved one relax or fall asleep? You’ve come to the right place.  These snacks have natural substances that can help them have the much needed good night’s rest they always deserve. Are they lying in bed staring at the ceiling? Alon Avidan, a professor of neurology and director of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine: Sleep

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6 Amazing Foods That Can Help Seniors Tackle High Blood Pressure

Modern science is changing how people fifty years and older assess their blood pressure and a number of new studies on foods and hypertension say that reducing high blood pressure may be easier than you think. For people under 65, the first number in a blood pressure reading is perhaps the best indicator of a heart problem arising in the future or even untimely death.

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National Hospice Month – The Benefits Of Hospice Care for Seniors and Families

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Many people shut down when the word ‘hospice’ is mentioned or they even recoil at the image created in their mind. Many older adults think that even talking about hospice care might mean you won’t live long. The main objective of hospice is to welcome the idea of passing away. A concept that everyone has to face

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Understanding DNR Codes And Levels Of Care Before They Are Needed

Many caregivers at some point or another, will have to answer the question “Does your loved one have a DNR?” More often than not that question will arise at a stressful moment like a medical emergency. DNR (Do Not Resuscitate), often known as “no code,” is an advance directive document which guides medical staff to NOT perform CPR or otherwise try to revive your loved one

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The 4 Best High Fiber Meals For Seniors

Getting the recommended daily amounts of fiber into a seniors diet doesn’t have to be tough…or filled with oatmeal. As you may already know, fiber should be an important part of everyones diet, but is even more important to that of a senior. Fiber helps maintain healthy bowels and promotes regular and easy bowel movements. Mayo Clinic says that a high-fiber diet can lower cholesterol

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Massachusetts Senior Care Association Campaign For Living Wage For Nursing Aides

The Massachusetts Senior Care Association is launching a campaign to help nursing home care givers an hourly wage of $15 per hour. The campaign is called “Quality Jobs for Quality Care” and calls for direct investment into the workforce that caters to senior care and long term care to seniors. The three elements of the plan ask for a living wage for certified nursing aides

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