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Month: October 2018

Fall Is A Great Time For A Family Clean Up

By patrick / October 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Fall Is A Great Time For A Family Clean Up
Fall Cleaning

As seniors age, one thing that often falls by the wayside is cleanliness and organization in their home or living space. There are a few factors, which cause this: physical limitations, sentiment (seniors not wanting to let go), mental blocks, and more. Keeping a neat and tidy space typically just is not a priority for…

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New Study Finds: Caregivers Reduce Readmissions, Improve Outcomes, and Reduce Costs

By patrick / October 18, 2018 / Comments Off on New Study Finds: Caregivers Reduce Readmissions, Improve Outcomes, and Reduce Costs
Caregivers

In 2017, a study released by the University of Pennsylvania found that introducing a caregiver into a patient’s treatment plan at the time of discharge has significant benefits. This study, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, is the first research to put quantifiable data behind the impact of utilizing caregivers…

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Tips for Seniors During Sleep Awareness Month

By patrick / October 15, 2018 / Comments Off on Tips for Seniors During Sleep Awareness Month
Sleep Awareness Month

Sleep Awareness Month: How to Improve Senior Sleep Patterns Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can impact senior health significantly. Learn how to improve sleep patterns for seniors. An average of 71/2 to 9 hours of sleep each night is considered healthy for most adults. Seniors are often unable to sleep this much due to…

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Decreasing Fall Risks after Discharge

By patrick / October 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Decreasing Fall Risks after Discharge
Fall Prevention

Studies have shown that following a patient’s discharge from the hospital, a rehab facility, or other healthcare entity, the incidence for falls to occur increases exponentially. This is particularly prevalent among patients who are functionally dependent on assistive devices and/or assistance when they make the return to their home. There are a few major risk…

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October turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By patrick / October 4, 2018 / Comments Off on October turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October traditionally marks the beginning of Fall: crisp air, bonfires, leaves changing, and the world changing to a shade of orange. You may also notice another color taking over each October-Pink. This color is representative of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every October. This month symbolizes a time in which there is an…

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