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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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Dog Days of Summer: Activities for Seniors

The dog days of summer can still be fun!

It is officially the dog days of summer – yes, it's a real thing. It dates back to Greek and Roman astrology -- the rising of the star Sirius (the dog star) and its connection on the calendar to sudden thunderstorms, heat and drought. In those days, it was also associated with mad dogs, lethargy and fever, conditions likely associated with health m...
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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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