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From tips on aging successfully to senior living decision guides, our resource section offers helpful information for older adults and their caregivers.

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5 Tips for Touring Senior Living Communities

After you've made the decision it's time to downsize your home and make the move to a senior living community, it's time to start researching and touring communities near you. Because this is a major life decision, you want to be certain you're choosing the community that will best fit your lifestyle and needs.

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Top Tips to Reduce Caregiver Stress

More than 65 million Americans provide unpaid care to a loved one. Being a family caregiver can be a rewarding experience with benefits for both the caregiver and the person receiving the care; relationships grow stronger, and many caregivers enjoy the feeling of being needed and allowing a loved one to live as comfortably as possible.

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Hip Replacement Surgery – How to Ensure a Successful Recovery

Hip replacement surgery is commonly performed to relieve a painful hip joint that has begun to impede your everyday life. In this procedure, a surgeon surgery removes the damaged joint and replaces it with an artificial joint comprised of plastic and metal components.

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10 Healthy Aging Tips

Seniors today continually look for ways to age as gracefully as possible. After all, it’s been said that 70 is the new 50! We are living longer, healthier lives these days thanks not only to advances in medicine and technology, but also because we are armed with the knowledge of what a healthy lifestyle really means.

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Senior Fall Prevention Tips

When seniors fall, they often face debilitating consequences. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults, including hip fractures and head trauma. The CDC reports that one out of three people aged 65 or older will experience a fall annually, and 2.8 million seniors are treated in in the emergency room for injuries due to a fall.

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Assisted Living Move-In Checklist

After making the decision to move an aging loved one to an assisted living community, the next step is to plan for the actual move-in day. Planning a move is stressful for most anyone, but for seniors who are also faced with downsizing from a current home, parting with some cherished belongings and adjusting to a new way of life, it’s easy to see how the situation can quickly escalate.

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Occupational Therapy and Activities of Daily Living

Following an illness, injury or surgery it’s vital to take part in a rehabilitation program. Rehab services are generally comprised of three components: physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. While physical therapy focuses on helping you regain strength and mobility, occupational therapy is key in helping you regain independence in everyday tasks

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Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Many seniors today seek ways to remain as independent as possible as they age. You might think that staying in your current home is the best option, plus, the thought of moving may present emotional or stressful feelings. After all, it’s not easy to move from the home where you’ve spent a lifetime making memories...

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The Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

As we age, our bodies start to go through physical changes. We lose flexibility and range of motion, and some older adults start to deal with pain from certain chronic conditions, such as arthritis or osteoporosis. Plus, by the time adults enter their forties, they start losing around three-to-five percent of their muscle mass with each subsequent decade of life...

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The Importance of Physical Therapy for Seniors

Physical therapy is defined as “the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.” As it applies to geriatric patients, physical therapy most often focuses on the treatment of functional problems related to pain, poor endurance, balance issues or difficulty walking, and muscle weakness. This decline in general health associated with the aging process can make day to day tasks for seniors more challenging and increase risk of serious injury.

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