How to Help Elderly Neighbors: Making Life a Little Easier for Seniors Near You

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If you have an elderly neighbor, investing a little of your time in helping them if they need something could really make their lives easier. If you are not very familiar with your neighbor, introduce yourself and make yourself friendly and approachable. The easiest thing you can do is ask nicely if they need anything. …

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Medigap vs Medicare Advantage: Important Differences to Know

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When people turn 65, they often look forward to gaining Medicare coverage and having access to a huge, nationwide network of participating providers. However, choosing your supplemental coverage can be tricky. Since there are so many choices, we sometimes find that Medicare beneficiaries don’t understand their coverage or the difference between a traditional Medigap plan …

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Your Manual Wheelchair Maintenance Checklist and To Keep You Rolling Along!

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People who use wheelchairs count on them to be reliable in every situation. If you or your loved one uses a wheelchair, you should know that wheelchair maintenance is crucial in sustaining the functionality of your wheelchair. Use this manual wheelchair maintenance checklist and guide to keep your chair rolling safely and smoothly. Performing Regular …

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Joint Pain: Could It Be Osteoporosis or Arthritis? [Infographic]

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While Arthritis and Osteoporosis share many common features, they are, in fact, different conditions and a lot of people can’t tell the difference. This article will try to make it clear what is similar and what is different about both ailments. Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Rebecca over at GeriatricNursing.org to help educate …

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Decorating a Bedroom for a Senior in an Assisted Living Center or Nursing Home

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Making the decision to move your loved one into an assisted living facility or nursing home can be difficult. Adding the stress of the actual move and trying to redecorate the new space can make the whole situation feel overwhelming. However, the best things you can do are keep a positive, energetic attitude and get …

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