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What seniors need to know about thyroid health
What seniors need to know about thyroid health

Of the estimated 20 million Americans that have some of form of thyroid disease, more than half of them don’t know they have it or have been misdiagnosed. According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), more than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. However, for older people,

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What supplements do older adults need?
What supplements do older adults need?

Getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals was vital for the development of a healthy body and mind as children. This focus should not diminish as we age. Ensuring the proper intake of dietary nutrients is especially important for people in their senior years. The best way to get vitamins and minerals is from

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Glaucoma: Know the signs and save your vision
Glaucoma: Know the signs and save your vision

Did you know that glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States? According to the National Eye Institute, nearly 3 million people have glaucoma, but 50 percent don’t know they have it. In its early stages, glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms. By the time symptoms become noticeable, your vision could already be

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How to celebrate the holidays in a nursing home
How to celebrate the holidays in a nursing home

The fall and winter months are times for togetherness and cherishing holiday moments with family and friends. When a loved one is in a long-term care facility, it can make the holidays seem different or difficult to handle for those at home. These feelings can be especially hard to cope with if your loved one

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Taking a loved one home for the holidays
Taking a loved one home for the holidays

The holiday season is a time for family and friends to connect and share experiences. When a loved one is living in a long-term care facility, it is important to make them feel like they are still an integral part of the family and that they have not been forgotten. One of the best ways

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Tips for making the transition to long-term healthcare
Tips for making the transition to long-term healthcare

The decision to move yourself or a loved one into a long-term care facility can be difficult and filled with conflicting emotions. However, this decision can be made easier when the transition from home to long-term care is made as smooth as possible. Transitions are usually easier when you know what to expect and how

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Knowing the difference between aging and Alzheimer’s disease
Knowing the difference between aging and Alzheimer’s disease

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Although Alzheimer’s can develop in people in their 30s, 40s and 50s, it is most common in people age 65 and older. After age 65, according to the association, a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s doubles every five years. Therefore,

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Is it time for you to consider long-term care?
Is it time for you to consider long-term care?

The realities of having a chronic illness or disability and the limitations they place on life can be hard to face. Making the decision to place yourself or a loved one into long-term care due to those limitations can be doubly difficult.  Many different emotions and practical factors can play a part in choosing whether

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10 ways to be a great nursing home visitor
10 ways to be a great nursing home visitor

Loneliness and isolation can be serious problems for people living in a nursing home, especially if they are new to the environment or do not engage in social activities. Visits from loved ones are one of the most special aspects of living in a long-term care facility and they help combat feelings of loneliness. Friends

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Nursing assistants play vital role in caring for our residents
Nursing assistants play vital role in caring for our residents

During the month of June, we have the opportunity to show our appreciation for some of the most valuable parts of our facility’s team. June 14-21 is the 41st year of Annual National Nursing Assistants Week. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are vital to the group of professionals who care for our residents. CNAs have a

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