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Adult Day Care: Great Promise, a Few Issues

Adult Day Care: Great Promise, a Few Issues Adult day care is a great idea. But… Is it right for you? Is it ready for you? As a relatively new approach to senior care, there’s a wide range of services falling under the label of adult day care. Centers...


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Adult Day Care: You Deserve a Break!

Adult Day Care: You Deserve a Break! Does it sometimes feel like it’s just too much to handle? If you’re a caregiver, stress tends to creep up on you. Even if you have everything under control, most people caring for an elderly family member are also responsible for a...


IT’S FLU SEASON: NEWS AND VIEWS

Special Edition: Flu Season News and Views This year’s flu season is off to a roaring start. First, the bad news. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), last year was a deadly record-breaker. Perhaps because of spreading anti-vaccine sentiment, vaccinations were at the lowest level in years,...


Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous People

Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous People   The medication you’ve taken for years can turn on you. Recently my 90-year-old father began suffering from dizzy spells and falling. Thank goodness he hasn’t hurt himself seriously, and he’s in rehab to get his strength back. The culprit? He had been taking...


Safety at Home—Next Steps

Safety at Home—Next Steps   You’ve reduced trip and fall hazards in the home. Now what? Make yourself fall-resistant. Banisters and rails are helpful, but when they are absent, there’s no substitute for a sturdy cane, quad cane, or walker. Keep them on hand and use them. Make sure...