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Archive for the ‘Tips & Resources’ Category

Fun and engaging exercises for seniors

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Posted on May 30th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Long Term Care, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Exercise is important at any age When I was a kid, I loved working out. I would even wake up early to "exercise" with my dad. Of course to a 6 year old, what that really meant was goofing off and moving around a lot. Still, those early sessions of... Continue Reading »

Season of the tick — risks posed to the elderly

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Posted on May 21st, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Infections, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

It's that time of year again. Ticks are out for blood (literally) and while no one enjoys their company, the elderly face particular health risks from these springtime pests. More troubling still, tick populations are on the rise and growing... Continue Reading »

Adovate Q&A — Sarah Valek

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Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Something New, Tips & Resources

Sarah F Valek, RN MSN MBA, is a dedicated RN with 18 years experience in cardiology, pediatrics and healthcare management. She found her passion for advocacy early on in her career and understands the challenges patients face in today’s complex... Continue Reading »

Accessible Ways to Enjoy Springtime

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Posted on April 9th, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Something New, Tips & Resources

Warm weather is right around the corner - let's enjoy it! Around 2 million seniors in the U.S. never or rarely leave their homes. Not only does this have significant implications for their physical health but it can also impact on their... Continue Reading »

Driveway Safety Tips for Seniors

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Posted on February 28th, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

One of the most common causes of injury in senior citizens is due to falls around the home. As we age, it becomes easier and easier to lose our balance. A fall onto a hard surface can cause devastating damage to an aging body, leading to fractures,... Continue Reading »

Safe Sex for Seniors

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Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Safe sex never goes out of style Valentine's Day is right around corner, and while we're all for spreading the love, we want it spread safely. Practicing safe sex is important no matter what your age. With the growth rate of seniors skyrocketing,... Continue Reading »

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Tips and Tools

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Posted on January 29th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

The Days are Getting Longer, but Winter is Still Here The Winter Solstice was on December 21st this year. That means that we're in the half of the year where days are supposed to be getting longer, and we should be able to enjoy more sunshine.... Continue Reading »