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♫♫ Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes

♫♫ Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes

That title might take many of us back to nursery school when we learned about the parts of our bodies. By adulthood, we’re probably more than aware because, let’s face it, they probably all hurt! Pain can make us feel rusty as we age, but we’ve got to keep moving in...

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Preparing for a Safe Winter Season

Preparing for a Safe Winter Season

After a lovely summer filled with pleasant weather, friends, and walks outside, the impending doom begins to set in; winter is coming. The demands of winter can be tougher and tougher as we age and as parts of us don’t work like they once did. Suddenly, the shoveling...

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Now That’s Hard to Swallow!

Now That’s Hard to Swallow!

One minute you’re in the backyard visiting with your neighbors over a picnic meal, and before you know it, a delicately prepared bite of steak has become stuck in your throat.  As you’re coughing, sweating, and panicking, it’s Heimlich’s miraculous maneuver to...

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Relief Options for Those with Parkinson’s

Relief Options for Those with Parkinson’s

  Because April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we wanted to help spread the word and highlight how those suffering have found some relief. The Hoehn-Yahr Scale helps to classify Parkinson’s disease into stages based on the degree of physical involvement. The...

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When There Are No Other Choices, Hospice Can Help

When There Are No Other Choices, Hospice Can Help

Former President Jimmy Carter is currently being served by hospice. Following several health disparities over the years, Carter, age 98, reportedly opted to utilize hospice for added comfort. Even after overcoming unimaginable setbacks like cancer and a fall, he’s...

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Should I consider Reducing My Medications?

Should I consider Reducing My Medications?

As we get older, it's not uncommon for the number of medications we take to increase. Worsening or new medical conditions may require additional prescriptions, and before long, we could be taking a handful of pills each morning and night. Did you know that more than...

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Helping Your Loved One Prepare for Surgery

Helping Your Loved One Prepare for Surgery

When it comes to surgeries, we always hope for the best, but we should also prepare for some things in advance. When individuals undergo surgical procedures, they may need more help, and we should be ready. Scrambling to find help or mobility aids in a pinch can add...

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4 Ways To Help Seniors With Arthritis

4 Ways To Help Seniors With Arthritis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 52.5 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with arthritis or a similar chronic pain disease. As we get older, our joints and bones become more susceptible to these types of health...

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18 Hospice Truths & Misconceptions

18 Hospice Truths & Misconceptions

1. All hospice programs are the same.  Hospice programs must follow a set of rules and regulations determined by the state, however support services may differ. It is important to find one that offers the right care. 2. Hospice is giving up.  Hospice care is not...

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