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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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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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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National Patient Recognition Week

National Patient Recognition Week promotes observance of health care patients. This week revolves around patient satisfaction, and upon observing patient satisfaction, Patient Recognition Week promotes the idea that patient involvement is paramount to increase their satisfaction.

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Celebrating Activity Professionals Week

Activity Professionals are part of a vitally important profession that helps people live a life that is full of fun and meaningful activities. The holistic and person-directed approach to caring for our elders is a site to behold. We would like to especially acknowledge and applaud our Activity Professionals on the great work they do!

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Honoring National Blood Donor Month

Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According to the World Health Organization, “blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its…

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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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