Healthcare Information

Honoring World Tuberculosis Day

Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month

By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks difficult to do. For people…

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Guide for Home Accessibility Modifications for Seniors

For many older adults, home modifications are a necessity in order for their living space to be safe and accessible. Proper modifications will allow your loved one to perform tasks better and live independently, even with their physical limitations. If you are considering making some changes in your senior’s home, here are a few tips…

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How Losing Pounds Perpetuates Better Sleep

If you’ve already seen your 60th birthday come and go, you’ve probably noticed it’s a little tougher to maintain your weight. Thanks to shifting hormones and other physical changes, it becomes difficult to lose excess fat as we age. However, there is a laundry list of reasons that whittling down your waistline is good for…

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How to Prepare for an Elderly Loved One Coming to Live With You

An aging adult can choose to age in place in their own home, move to assisted living, or transition to a retirement community. However due to health issues, financial concerns, and other reasons, some seniors move into their adult child’s home instead. According to Pew Research, 64 million people (20 percent of the population) lived…

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How to Choose Between Assisted and Independent Living Options

When it comes to potential living situations, older adults can have a number of options to choose from. Among them are assisted living facilities and independent living communities. To choose between them, you will need to know what each one has to offer. What’s Assisted Living? According to the National Center for Assisted Living, seniors…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

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Common-Sense Health Tips and Resources for Seniors

If, like most of the senior population in the United States, your aim is to live independently at home and stay active, there are certain things you need to do. These tips are not surprises — in fact, they’re habits you’ve probably heard about all your life. If you’re an older adult who’s always taken…

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