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Why Hydration for the Elderly is So Important


Water is vital to life, no matter how old we. As humans, our bodies are made of 60% water. Our various organs (heart, brain, kidneys and skin) are also composed of mostly water. Even our bones are 31% water! We know that hydration is important during the warmer summer months. This is especially vital to the elderly population because their body wat...
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Happy Older Americans Month!


Every May, we celebrate Older Americans Month. The Administration for Community Living leads this annual recognition of our senior generation. For 2019, the theme is "Connect, Create, Contribute". Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enric...
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration


Macular degeneration is the number cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans (that's more than glaucoma and cataracts combined!). You may have heard of macular degeneration, or even the wet vs. dry conditions of this disease, as well as age-related macular degeneration. As February is dedicated to educating the public on "Age-R...
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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors


The Midwest is caught in the throes of what meteorologists call a polar vortex. Temperatures are dangerously low, so much so that experts warn again even open your mouth while outdoors. While the sub-zero temperatures are the main concern right now, winter poses plenty of risks to elderly seniors. The cold weather, snow, and ice are all ingredients...
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Wound Care & The Elderly


When it comes to senior healthcare, wound care is an area of particular concern for nursing staff. This is because the natural aging process can render the skin very susceptible to wounds and in some cases chronic wounds that do not heal. The skin can degenerate even if there is not an injury. The skin tends to grow thin and less resilient with age...
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Villas Senior Care Community: a Five-Star Facility

The Villas is rated five stars by CMS.gov

When looking for a review or rating for any industry or service, the information available can be overwhelming. What site should you trust? How do you know what information is objective and legitimate? Skilled nursing facilities are no different. They are subject to strenuous regulations and review by trusted organizations. The j provides a review ...
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