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What Does the UV Index Mean for Senior Skin Safety?

Ah, summertime. This is the season most of us look forward to all year. But the summer months are also ones that put our seniors at higher risk for a heat-related medical emergency. From sun poisoning to hypothermia (also known as heat stroke), it is important for caregivers to know how to identify when the UV index might be too dangerous for an older loved one to venture outdoors.

What You Should Know About Caring for Older Veterans

Compared to their civilian counterparts, senior citizens who served in the military are at higher risk for a wide range of significant health problems. And in deference to their service, many of these seniors have access to veteran programs to accommodate their special needs. If you care for an older veteran, there are a few things you ought to know:

Why It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Each year, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in the US. The deadly effects of cigarettes are widely known, yet millions of Americans, senior citizens included, find it a difficult habit to break

How to Prevent Elderly Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Caring for an elderly parent through summer’s intense heat requires special considerations. This is due largely to the potential for heat stroke and heat exhaustion, which affect adults over 65 more than most. Why? As we age, our bodies’ internal temperature regulation can decline. Exacerbating the issue, many seniors may have a chronic condition or take prescription medicines that further impair temperature regulation as well as perspiration.

Why do we Celebrate the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July isn't about hamburger, hot dogs, booze, and fireworks. The Fourth of July has a lot more meaning than that.

Bathroom Safety

For many older Americans bathroom safety is very important. Please read this article about ways you can introduce bathroom safety in your home to reduce falling and other safety hazards.

The New Predators (AARP)

Today’s scam artists are on the phone, at your door and online. How do you fend them off?

Tax Aide

Free help at filing time

Mammogram Confusion

The confusion is finally over about when a mammograph should be conducted!

Slower Mental Decline News

Protein has a lot to do with mental decline. Read to find out more information on this topic.

Exceptional Caregiver Award!

We are proud to announce that one of our star employees, Irean Shaner, has been recognized nationally with an Exceptional Caregiver Award! Out of over 100 nominees, only 8 were chosen for this award. Watch the award video below, and please share – Irean shaner is competing in the Exceptional Caregiver Video Challenge and every View counts!!

What Should My Blood Sugar Be?

Have you ever wandered what is normal when it come to blood sugar? I know a lot of people who have in this line of business. This article tells you what is normal, why you should check your sugar, and how to check your own blood sugar.

AGING AND A HIGH SALT DIET

Aging is an inevitable process. Along with the aging process are changes that our bodies go through. This post will describe the effects salt has on our bodies as we get older.

Staying Young

Staying young may feel impossible but the tips in this article could help you feel younger!