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Use it or lose it: Physical activity helps seniors stay mobile

A carefully structured, moderate physical activity program helped vulnerable older people maintain their mobility. This was the conclusion of a January 2014 study, which showed that many frail older people can reap rewards from regular physical activity. . . .

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Older adults and their gift of “People Smarts”

David Hachmeister

by David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans Our culture seems to be evolving toward the worship only of youth and technology. The acquired wisdom through decades of living and learning seems less valued. Because many seniors don’t even know what an app is, they are assumed to know nothing […]

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Kidney disease and diabetes

Kidney disease and diabetes are two serious diseases that can affect older adults. Read on to learn more about these diseases, what you should look for, and what you can do about them. . . .

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Elderly veterans and VA benefits

As veterans age, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide benefits and services that address a variety of issues, including changing health risks and financial challenges. . . .

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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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May activities in the Chicago area for seniors

The month of May is upon us. It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy what the Chicago area has to offer! Here are a few ideas for activities in the Chicago area that are both enjoyable and informative for seniors, as well as the other members of your family. . . .

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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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Getting help filing taxes for seniors and retirees

It’s that time of year to file tax forms! If help is needed with submitting tax forms, check out these resources from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). . . .

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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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Addressing care concerns of both the senior and the family

David Hachmeister

Matching the right care provider with the right client is a very delicate task. All personalities — not just of the client and the caregiver, but also those of the client’s family — must mesh. . . .

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