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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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Fabulous Fall Foods


As the leaves change and temperatures turn cooler, our seasonal food cravings tend to follow suit. The variety of fruits and vegetables that have their peak season in autumn combines with the desire for warm, hearty comfort food, resulting in wonderful, healthy options to add to our menu options. For seniors, the foods of fall can be a rich source ...
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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 Gone are the "convalescent homes" of yesteryear, and the adage of "the old folks home" is now outdated and untrue.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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The Benefits of an Assisted Lifestyle


In today's healthcare environment, a myriad of different types of care are available to seniors. The right kind of care is dependent upon a senior's health, personal needs and ability to care for themselves. The range of care includes things such as skilled nursing, assisted or supportive living, assisted lifestyle (also known as shelter care) and ...
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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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UV Safety Month


Summer is in full swing, which means long days of having fun in the sun!Due to the warm weather, and prolonged exposure to the sun, July is known as UV Safety Month.Let's take a few minutes to learn about UV rays, and how to protect yourself from them. UV stands for ultraviolet radiation, and is the culprit for most skin cancers.UV rays come from t...
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