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The Loss of Taste in the Elderly

The Loss of Taste in the Elderly

The aging process is assuredly marked with sign posts characterized by loss…the loss of energy and stamina; the loss of memory; the loss of physical strength, flexibility and agility; the loss of tight skin, toned muscles, and shiny hair. It seems the gain of wisdom yielded by many years of experience comes at quite a…
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Medicaid Shifts Funding to Home Care

Medicaid Shifts Funding to Home Care…Will it Work?

What is the least restrictive environment for individuals – elderly or otherwise – who need assistance with personal care, errands, transportation, and other fundamental activities? What is the lowest cost setting for these individuals? Where do most people prefer to be when they reach their golden years? The answer to all three questions is HOME.…
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Seniors and the Loss of Smell

Seniors and the Loss of Smell

Disorders affecting the sense of smell are common and affect up to 18% of the general population, most of which has to do with seniors and the loss of smell. Regardless of the age of the person experiencing this loss, quality of life is hampered, however, for the aging population, its ramifications are multiplied. Presbyosmia…
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The Importance of Exercise for the Aging Brain

As people age, some regions of the brain begin to shrink. Studies show the hippocampus shrinks one to two percent annually in people without dementia — a loss that is associated with an increased risk for developing cognitive difficulties. This is drawing much interest to the importance of exercise for the aging brain, and how…
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Technology for the Aging Population

Technology for the Aging Population

An accelerating aging population combined with their need and preference to age-at-home have created a tremendous opportunity for investors and tech entrepreneurs: technology for the aging population. When used in conjunction with family or professional caregivers, mobile technology enables seniors to remain at home with minimized risk, and is quickly changing the paradigm of what…
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Home Visits Have Been Proven to Improve Medication Adherence & Patient Satisfaction

According to a Health Intelligence Network Report released in September 2013, home visits can be a key component to improving health outcomes, even in medically complex patients. Home visits are “back in style” and as more and more attention is put on lowering hospital readmissions and improving patient education and compliance, that increase is expected…
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The Future of Home Care

The Future of Home Care

For the most part, when we think of “home care,” we think of elderly individuals who are being cared for by paid caregivers that assist with non-medical needs, such as personal care or housekeeping tasks. We are also aware of instances in which medical assistance is provided in the home by nurses, physical therapists, occupational…
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What to do about aging parents and their pets

What to Do About Aging Parents and Their Pets

Many families face decisions about whether or not aging parents should have pets in the home, either beloved pets who are long-time family members or new ones that may provide companionship and mental stimulation. Here are some facts to consider when it comes to what to do about aging parents and their pets: Benefits for…
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Important Facts About Aging

Important Facts About Aging

We are all aging with every breath we take. Our biological systems peak in early adulthood and thereafter begin a natural decline. We’ve compiled some important facts about aging below, and some of them might surprise you. Expected Trends Associated With the Aging Population Most older people die of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease,…
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How to Reduce Agression in Seniors

How to Reduce Aggression in Seniors

A lot of information has been published about how caregivers can recognize and report senior neglect and abuse. It is a devastating problem that is far too common. Unfortunately, many caregivers find themselves feeling like victims of another kind of abuse…the kind that is initiated by the senior and aimed at the caregiver. Learning how…
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