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Food Safety for Older Adults

Food safety is important for everyone. But older adults have specific, special needs when it comes to food safety. Read on to learn more about those needs and how to protect yourself and/or your older loved ones from food illnesses. . . .

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Are you a part of the Sandwich Generation?

Are you a person who takes care of aging parents and your own children? If the answer is “yes,” you are considered part of the Sandwich Generation.

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As life’s end draws near, focus on the goodness that still exists

David Hachmeister

So much end-of-life care is focused on mortality, illness, emotional family interactions, and sadness. We must be careful not to miss the sweetness and humor that are also present in most end-of-life stories.

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Oral health for older adults

Oral health, regardless of age, is integral to overall good health. However, oral health is an important but often overlooked aspect of an older adult’s general health. . . .

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Urinary Incontinence

Sarah loves to spend time with her friends talking about her grandchildren and going to exercise classes with neighbors. But she’s started to have a problem that keeps her from getting out. . . .

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What is “aging in place”?

Aging in place simply means that a person — regardless of age — lives in the residence of his or her own choosing. Primarily, this phrase is used in regard to an elderly person maintaining a good quality of life while living in his or her own home. . . .

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Adding fun to your caregiving activities

A well-rounded caregiver provides a loved one with quality-of-life care along with more routine daily living care. This means incorporating enjoyable, fun activities into all daily living tasks and throughout your contact with your care recipient. . . .

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In-home care services you might not have considered

What can you do for your aging parent or loved one? A nursing home seems drastic and oh-so-final. It’s also expensive — sometimes downright unaffordable. But what other option do you have? . . .

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When to have the conversation about in-home care

It’s not easy to have that dreaded conversation with an aging parent — you know, the one that begins “we have to get you some help.”

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Talking to a doctor

How well patients and doctors talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. Unfortunately, talking to a doctor isn’t always easy. . . .

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