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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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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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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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How to Choose a Nursing Home


The decision to move yourself or a loved one into a nursing home, or skilled nursing facility as they are more commonly known today, can be a difficult one. Over the past 50-60 years, the face of nursing homes has greatly evolved. Gone are the "convalescent homes" of yesteryear, and the adage of "the old folks home" is now outdated and untrue. Skil...
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Senior Nutrition & Fiber


Nutrition is an important topic for people of all ages. As we move from infancy through childhood and then become adults, our dietary needs shift as our bodies change with age. The foods we ate when we were teenagers can often leave us feeling ill and out of sorts if we ingest them as older adults. For the elderly population, understanding the phys...
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Friendship for all Ages


Having good friends in your life is often cited as being "good for your soul". With these genuine friends around you means there are people near you that you rely on and trust. These true friends will be with you when you celebrate the good times, and will also be there when your life hits a bump in the road. Friends know how to let us spread our w...
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