Tips for Living With a Catheter at Home and Out on the Town!

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It can be difficult trying to adjust to a new way of living as we age, especially if there’s medical equipment involved. Suddenly, you find yourself with endless new rules to remember. You might get frustrated at times, but you shouldn’t let it discourage you. While it may take some time and effort to get used to, you can find a way to lead a …

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Post-Acute Care for Seniors: Advice to Regain Mobility after a Hospital Stay

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A serious injury or illness that results in a hospitalization can cause a serious reduction of mobility for seniors and elderly.  In the best instances, the loss of mobility is short-term and a patient can make a full recovery and return to independence after a hospital stay.  For some, however, a serious health event, such as a joint replacement, broken bone, or cardiac event, leads …

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Is Coffee Safe for Seniors? A Debate You Need to Understand

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Many people enjoy a daily coffee or two, but for many coffee lovers, there’s always that nagging suggestion that their favorite brew might not be so good for their health. When we are younger, we tend to dismiss health concerns such as this, but as we become more advanced in years, we begin to think about taking more care of our bodies. At this point …

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6 Promising Technologies for Seniors in 2018: Now Aging Gets Easier!

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In the passing decade, the world has seen the development of new tools every now and then to overcome different challenges of life. As far as senior care is concerned, you will easily find a number of ways how technology has raised the level of safety and health among elderly. Here are 6 advancements which are going to be important for seniors. Robot Assistance for …

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Why You May Be Seeing the Nurse Practitioner Instead of your Physician

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Note: this post was contributed by the Online Nursing Program at the Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences. As sunshine slowly fills your bedroom, and you start your day with a yawn and a stretch, you notice you don’t feel rested, at all. You roll your head and feel your neck, noticing your glands feel a little puffy. You wonder, could this be the …

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When I Was Your Age: Providing Context for Health Care Conversations

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Of course, you love to spend time with your grandchildren. You’re delighted whenever you get a chance to see them. With the holidays coming up, chances are that you’ll be seeing them more than you normally do. But just because you love them, doesn’t mean that you always understand them. How to Provide Social and Historical Context for Intergenerational Health Care Conversations The holidays bring …

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Healthy Habits Seniors Should Adopt In The New Year

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The new year is almost here! That means it’s the perfect time for seniors to start thinking about how they maintain their health in the coming year. Starting new healthy habits for seniors early in the year makes it easier to stay focused on good health all year long. And making a few simple healthy lifestyle changes can result in dramatically improved health for seniors. …

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