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Reducing the Risk of Elderly Falls

Posted on March 16, 2017 0

Falls Aren't a Normal Part of Aging

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans, and while falls are particularly dangerous to the elderly, being elderly isn’t the reason you...

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Tips to Ensure a Frightfully Good Halloween for Seniors

Posted on October 24, 2016 0

Tips to Ensure a Frightfully Good Halloween for Seniors

Halloween is fast approaching, and while it’s a fun-filled event, anticipated by children of all ages, it can be a stressful evening for some seniors.

Consider...

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Spring Cleaning for Senior Safety

Posted on April 1, 2016 0

Spring Cleaning for Senior Safety

Spring is here! So why not do some “spring cleaning” and help make your home – or an aging loved one’s home – as safe as it can be.

Seniors who live alone are at greater risk for...

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Many seniors at risk for potentially deadly drug interactions

Posted on March 23, 2016 0

Many seniors at risk for potentially deadly drug interactions

One in six seniors taking a combination of prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and supplements may be at-risk for a major...

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Seniors are at a greater risk for frostbite and hypothermia

Posted on January 20, 2016 0

Seniors are at a greater risk for frostbite and hypothermia

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Older Driver Safety Week stresses independence

Posted on December 3, 2015 0

Older Driver Safety Week stresses independence

Next week is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, an observance aimed at raising awareness of the importance of mobility so that seniors can remain active in the...

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Learn sun safety for seniors' eyes and skin

Posted on July 23, 2015 0

Learn sun safety for seniors' eyes and skin

We’ve talked about the effect of summer heat in the elderly; but the summer sun can be the cause of more than just heat-related illness. It can also cause damage to...

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Tick-borne disease poses extra risk to the elderly

Posted on July 16, 2015 0

Tick-borne disease poses extra risk to the elderly

Lyme disease is in the news this week after the Centers for Disease Control reported that the geographic areas at high risk for Lyme disease are growing. Almost all...

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Elderly fraud is on the rise

Posted on July 8, 2015 0

Elderly fraud is on the rise

According to reports, elderly fraud is on the rise and the cost of the problem is much larger than previously believed. The personal toll is also substantial: Senior victims of fraud...

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Summer heat safety for seniors

Posted on May 28, 2015 0

Summer heat safety for seniors

According to the calendar, summer doesn’t officially start for several more weeks, but with the recent high temperatures, it’s time to think about summer heat safety for seniors.  It’s...

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