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Falls: More Serious Than You Think

Submitted by Elizabeth Madlem, APN, The Bone Health Clinic at Millennium Pain Center A simple thing can change your life — like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor. If you fall, you could easily break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. A broken bone might […]

Mom Needs Help

By Linda Snyder, Senior Care Advocate, Villas of Hollybrook When you’re a mom with a mother who needs extra help, you may start to feel overwhelmed. With childcare responsibilities, a job, and needing to help your mom out, you may feel stuck in the middle without anywhere to turn. While you want to give your […]

A Caregiver Process for Loved Ones

By Steven Buttice and Beth Cooper, Living By Your Design, Inc. So you woke up at bit early today, now you are trying to figure out how you can get Mom to her 3:30pm doctor’s appointment and see your son’s school baseball game at 4:00pm. Life today is active, especially for women ages 45 to […]

Parenting the Parent

By Marcie Durian, Senior Resource Specialist, LivWell Seniors, LLC As I look back on my 15+ years helping families navigate through the healthcare system, as well as transitioning their loved ones from home to senior care, I realize how easy it was for me to work with other people’s loved ones. I also see how […]

Are Your Elderly Loved Ones Being Checked on if You Are Not Close by?

Submitted by LivWell Seniors, LLC I have pondered over my father-in-law who is 91 and lives 90 minutes away from most of his children. He has home health come in one time a week to set up meds and check a wound from a surgery. Overall, he is very independent. He goes to the Senior […]

Your Loved One Had a Stroke . . . What’s Next?

Submitted by The Villas of Holly Brook Aunt Henrietta had a stroke. She is my mother’s younger sister and it was devastating to our family. Initially, she was in a nursing home. Recovery depends on many different factors like where in the brain the stroke occurred, how much of the brain was affected, the patient’s […]

Therapy Services for Seniors

Submitted by Heritage Health Chillicothe Many seniors find they are in need of rehabilitative therapy services following surgery or after suffering an injury. Short-term therapy services are designed to restore activities of daily living so patients can return home quickly and with confidence. Comprehensive therapy services can include physical, occupational, and speech therapy programs, and […]

Family Time Around the Holidays

Submitted by Good Samaritan Society We’re once again in the midst of the holiday season. For many of us, it is a time we look forward to with anticipation. It means a chance to see our families and friends, think about the good memories we treasure, participate in special traditions, and maybe indulge in a […]