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5 Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors

There’s no age limit for celebrating Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, you can still use today as an opportunity to honor all the love you have in your life. Whatever stage of life you may find yourself in, old or young, you can…

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Different Types of Long-Term Care Facilities

It can be difficult to admit when you or a loved one needs some extra help, but know you’re not alone. Everyone needs help sometimes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 818,800 Americans live in residential care communities. Residential care facilities can range from communities offering private yet communal environments…

Category: Assisted Living | News

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6 Heart-Healthy Snacks to Serve at Your Superbowl Party

As we get older, we know just how important it is to take care of our bodies. The best way to look after your own well-being is by eating the right foods to fuel your body. When you put good things into your body, you get great energy and a good attitude out of it.…

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How to Celebrate National Send a Card to a Friend Day

In our modern age, sending and receiving handwritten letters has become somewhat of a novelty. If you’ve ever received a letter or card from a loved one, you know just how special it feels. With technology and smartphones, instant communication is at our fingertips. For some reason, however, it just doesn’t feel as fulfilling as…

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Different Types of Wound Drainage

Whether your wound is from an injury or from surgery, it is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations for preventing infections. In either case, it’s essential that you monitor the wound for signs of infection. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the risk of developing a surgical site infection is somewhere between 1% and 3%. The…

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How Long Does It Take to Become a CNA?

Pursuing a path as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a popular choice for individuals who have an interest in the healthcare field but are unsure where to start. CNAs play a critical role in the daily care of patients in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities. Today, we’ll…

Category: Skilled Nursing

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What Is a Living Will?

While it’s not something anybody wants to think about, everyone is going to die someday. You may not get to know how or when you will leave this world, but there is a way to make sure that your final wishes are honored. Unfortunately, not many people seem to plan ahead to ensure that their…

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What is Mixed Dementia?

Dementia is a scary and disheartening disease for those suffering from it and for the loved ones who have to watch their family member experience it. Understanding mixed dementia can be difficult. A person can feel overwhelmed by the abundance of information available. We will help you better understand and address important topics about what…

Category: Alzheimer's | Medical Information | Memory Care

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What Is Incontinence?

Let’s be honest; soiling one’s pants isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. Unfortunately, according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC), more than 33 million people in the United States experience urinary incontinence or an issue with their bladder. While the NAFC notes that urinary incontinence isn’t an uncommon problem, this doesn’t mean you…

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How long does cataract surgery take?

Cataracts are a condition most have heard of, but very few know about. It is often associated with the elderly, and while it is more common in the elderly, it does not discriminate against anyone, regardless of age.  So what are cataracts? A cataract occurs when the eye’s lens becomes “cloudy” or “foggy.” Things may…

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