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Summer Hydration for the Elderly

Summer Hydration for the Elderly

Proper hydration is one of the most important pieces to staying healthy. Throughout all the diet trends and fads, the importance of drinking water (eight glasses a day!) has remained a staple of healthy living and feeling tip-top. Summer is just around the corner, and the higher temperatures right along with it. Staying properly hydrated is even mo...
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Sleep Pattern Changes in Senior Citizens


As the days get longer, the sun is staying higher in the sky later into the evening. With the longer days come more outdoor activities and less darkness for optimal snooze time. A good night's sleep is important for people of all ages for a long list of reasons that are linked to our overall health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, there...
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Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month


The month of April celebrates the profession of occupational therapy. Occupational therapy, or often described as simply "OT", provides rehabilitation to help people achieve and maintain independence through the performance and skills and activities needed in their daily lives. Occupational therapy is one of the therapy disciplines available at The...
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The Importance of a Good Laugh


​ What do you call a shoe made out of a banana? A slipper! ​ Laughter is the best medicine, and that's no joke! Corny jokes aside, a positive attitude and a hearty laugh really do make a difference in our overall well-being. If you are 9 years old or 90, laughter is proven to boost your immune system, reduce pain and help eradicate the effects of s...
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Medicare Questions & Answers


Medicare can be a very confusing program, but there are very helpful benefits available, so taking time to understand what is available to you is important. There are specific qualifications for Medicare as it applies to a skilled nursing facility. It can be overwhelming for many people trying to navigate through the process and understand how Medi...
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Fibromyalgia and Seniors


You have probably heard a lot about fibromyalgia in recent years, but like many people not really understood much about the disease. Fibromyalgia is a very complex disease and can be quite difficult to diagnose. It is defined as, "a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness in localized areas." It is ...
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