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Can You Evaluate Care Facilities?

— Are you caring for a spouse, parent or other loved one who may need to transfer to a long-term care facility soon? Do you know the options available in your community?  Do you know what to expect during a facility stay? Whether you are considering just one long-term care facility, or are trying to choose... Read More

Let’s Get Physical! | National Physical Therapy Month

— The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is addressing common myths about physical therapy during National Physical Therapy Month.   . APTA shares some myths and facts about physical therapy to debunk misperceptions patients people might have about this transforming branch of the medical profession: 1. Myth: I need a physician’s referral to see a physical therapist.... Read More

Warning: Fake IRS Calls Target Seniors

— An older loved one receives a threatening phone call, voice mail, or official-looking letter that that claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The agent says that your loved one owes back taxes, and must pay right away or go to jail.  These types of senior scams are growing each day. That can... Read More

Flu Shots For Others May Guard Seniors

— A recent study suggests that healthy adults who receive the flu vaccine may help protect older and at-risk adults while protecting themselves, too. Healthy adults who get the flu vaccine may help protect not only themselves but also older adults in their community at higher risk for serious complications from influenza, suggest findings from a... Read More

Caregiving Concerns are Global

— We know that America is feeling the stretch in senior services, such as caregivers, as our population ages.  However, can you imagine the impact of such a growth surge in a densely-populated country such as China?  Talk about the “Silver Tsunami!” When we think of elder care in that nation, most of us no doubt... Read More

School’s Back: Time for Senior Travel!

— Travel tips for seniors Senior travel means making the most of off-peak travel and accommodations.  Seniors have the flexibility of traveling when most families are back in school or have returned to the workday grind. Fall is a great time to travel to most places around the world. You’ll still likely have good weather without... Read More

Geriatricians: Help Boost Recovery

— It’s Healthy Aging Month and that means there’s loads of great information on keeping seniors active and engaged!  We know that staying active and involved in the community is a great way to encourage social interaction with seniors.  However, with an increased level of activity our seniors may find that they are at greater risk... Read More

Can’t Forget About That Memory Lapse?

— Where did those car keys go again?  The split-second you enter a room, you forgot what you needed to retrieve.  You can’t recall if you lowered the garage door when leaving the house.  Could that be a memory lapse? You say aloud, “Where are my glasses, I’ve looked everywhere!” and your spouse points out that... Read More

Cool Exercise for Houston Seniors

— Exercise can be a challenge for older adults due to age-related issues such as joint pain, back problems or imbalance concerns.  However, we all know how important exercise is for our body and our minds.  And, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) notes that staying physically active can help prevent or delay many diseases and... Read More

Yes. Loneliness is Bad for Your Health!

— We know that social isolation is bad for aging adults.  But, did you know that researchers have confirmed the negative health effects of loneliness?  Social isolation raises the risk of depression, heart disease, high blood pressure and a host of other health conditions that decrease both the length and the quality of our lives. University... Read More


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