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Six Risk Factors for Falls — and How to Help Prevent Them

One fall can be life changing for a senior. Here are some simple actions you can take to address common risk factors for falls.

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Seniors and Suicide: Tips for Supporting Your Loved One

People often ask what’s been the biggest surprise in serving seniors, and I tell them it’s the number of seniors who commit suicide.

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How Assisted Living Communities Help Seniors Stay More Active

Those of us who work in senior living mean well when we help a resident do things that maybe they could do themselves. It comes down to the balance between our desire for residents to be safe and the need for them to stay active.

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Three Tips for Taking Care of Yourself as a Caregiver

An old adage says, “You can’t take care of others if you can’t take care of yourself.” That was something my loved ones frequently reminded me about in 2012 when my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I became her caregiver.

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Dementia Care vs Nursing Homes

Many people don’t know the difference between an assisted living dementia care community and a skilled nursing facility. They are different—and have different purposes—and that’s important to know when considering options for a loved one’s care.

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