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Important Discussions to Have with Aging Parents Before it is Too Late

Are you the adult child of aging parents? Up until now have they been able to live in their own home, buy their own groceries and drive themselves to appointments? That being said, have you noticed any slowing down? Some recent medical challenges, not going out as much and asking for help with driving to

 

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How to Prevent the Devastating Costs that Come from when a Florida Senior Falls

Did you know that recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one in four senior Americans will fall this year, and nearly 3 million of them will be treated in hospital emergency rooms? Serious injuries include fractured hips and head trauma which will cause extended hospital stays for over 800,000

 

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How To Best Provide For A Family Member With a Dementia Diagnosis

Has a senior loved one in your family recently been diagnosed with dementia? Even though family members are involved with your loved one, are you considered the primary caregiver? It is difficult to watch your loved one struggle with dementia and see the sadness, confusion and even anger he or she may experience.  How can

 

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How to Best Care For a Loved One with Dementia

Have you and your family noticed that your loved one keeps asking the same question repeatedly, forgetting appointments, or not remembering how to get to a home they have lived in for years? Did you make an appointment with your loved one’s physician to talk about this forgetfulness? Was your loved one diagnosed by his

 

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Important Questions to Ask Long-Term Care Facilities

Do you have a loved one who needs to begin looking for a long-term care facility? Have you talked to your loved one and offered to help find the “just right” facility for your loved one? There are many important factors to consider when looking for the right facility, such as price, location, and safety

 

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During World Elder Abuse Awareness Month Know the Warning Signs Of Elder Abuse

Did you know that June 15, 2006, was officially designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? June is also Elder Abuse Awareness Month. These annual campaigns were created to highlight the number of our senior adults experiencing abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Do you as a senior adult, and your family and friends, know or recognize

 

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