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Webinar | Challenges of Hospice Care During a Pandemic


Jennifer Broadway, BSN, MS, RN, CHPN Administrator, Hospice at CC Young presents on some of the challenges of hospice care during this COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to stay safe and keep your patients safe during a pandemic by following the CDC guidelines. You will also learn how to conduct virtual...

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Staying Connected to Your Referral Sources | Round Table Discussion


Social distancing requirements during the current pandemic have made it difficult to connect with referral sources in traditional ways. In-person networking and marketing has not been the same for several months now, and there is uncertainty as to when it may or may not be safe to resume. Join Kathleen...

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Seniors Blue Book Senior Care Spotlight | Home Care Assistance Denton County


Kare Works presents Seniors Blue Book Senior Care Spotlight with Home Care Assistance of Denton County. Welcome to Tamika Jackson, Administrator/Client Care Manager with Home Care Assistance of Denton County. She shares information about Home Care Assistance and the services they are offering during...

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Older people really can survive this COVID’: After battling illness for over a month, Oak Lawn octog

The family of Cassie King, 80, of Oak Lawn, visit her through a sliding glass door at ManorCare Health Services' Oak Lawn East nursing facility. It's the first time King's family has seen her since she was hospitalized in early April after testing positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy of ManorCare Health...

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I Got the Call to Be Here in 90 Days…Now What?!?


You’ve been on a waiting list for a senior living facility for years.   In the meantime, your “dream cruise” is planned and that family reunion is around the corner...then you get “the call." If you’re like many downsizing Seniors the question echoing in your mind is; “What do I do about the house?” ...

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Introducing the Dementia Friendly America Project


 According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is anticipated that by 2050, 14 million Americans will be living with some form of dementia. Every area in the country will be affected… including Adams and York Counties in “gray state” Pennsylvania. In 2018 Jennifer Holcomb, Director of Memory Support...

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Keeping Your Loved One Engaged When They Have Dementia


You’ve had a long day at work and you’re tired.  But, you need to go home and care for your loved one who has Dementia.  Take a deep breath and know there are many ways to have a conversation or keep them engaged: Use familiar words and phrases when speaking or asking questions Use humor if appropriate...

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Many Seniors Want to Stay Living in Their Homes Despite Physical Barriers of Aging


There are companies that provide home modifications for seniors and others with disabilities who are finding it too challenging to perform their normal daily activities around the house.  AARP says the correct adjustments to homes can increase the safety, accessibility and independence for older adults,...

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Talk to Me About Knee Replacement Surgery


Knee replacement surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the United States with more than 700,000 knee joints being replaced each year. There are more than 5 million people in this country currently living with knee replacements. The first knee replacement surgery was done...

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The Value of a Living Will


My doctor has a collage on one wall about the importance of Advance Directives, or Living Wills, regardless of one’s age. An Advance Directive or Living Will is a document in which we each tell our loved ones how we want the end of our life to be handled – when we are in a permanent unconscious or vegetative...

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Understanding Your Medicare Options


You’ve earned that red, white and blue Medicare card, and deserve all the coverage that comes with it.  But there are other health plan options available, and you may find that the extra benefits and comprehensive all-in-one coverage of a Medicare Advantage plan fits you – and your budget – best. Original...

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Hip Osteoarthritis and the Direct Anterior Approach


Osteoarthritis (OA) means “arthritis of the bone” and is a disease that affects the entire joint involving the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments, and underlying bone. It is the most common form of arthritis.  The deterioration, or wear of these tissues, eventually leads to pain and joint stiffness....

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Family-owned, Family-involved


These four words characterize the Leader family’s role in the senior living profession for more than 55 years. This summer, the third generation of our family in the person of Meredith Janeczek Mills, granddaughter of Country Meadows founders George M. and Mary Jane Leader, has taken on a senior leadership...

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Being Your Own Advocate


Its hard understanding and keeping up with everything – it’s overwhelming.  You have to take responsibility for your medical care because no one else will.  YOU are your own best advocate. Here’s what you need to know: Know Your Medications Know your own body and the way you react to certain drugs....

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Family Decisions Can be Stressful – Help is Available!


Have you ever had a disagreement within your family?  Everyone has.  As things change, such as family members aging, there are many decisions to be made: healthcare, finances, guardianship, power of attorney, estates, wills...and so much more!  These decisions may be challenging to make given that they...

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Five Helpful Resources for Family Caregivers

York, PA

Caring for an aging loved one is a noble task—and hard work! Sometimes being the family caregiver means taking on the added responsibility 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Complications from your loved one’s health condition, such as the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, can generate more questions...

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Round-the-Clock Hospice Care Keeps Patients and Families at Home— And out of the Hospital

Family members who provide hospice care to a loved one at home can experience emotions and encounters that range from immensely satisfying to intensely scary.  When a hospice patient takes a turn for the worse at home—struggles to breathe, experiences sudden pain, loses consciousness, becomes agitated,...

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Senior Care Spotlight | HarborChase of Plano


Learn more about how HarborChase of Plano is keeping residents engaged.#assistedliving #seniorliving #seniorcare #sbbdfw #kathleenwarshawsky HarborChase of Plano

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#SBBCOVID19 | DFW Coronaviris Resources

COVID-19 Resources for the DFW area: Testing the Efficacy of Homemade Masks: Would They Protect in an Influenza Pandemic? Dallas County Dallas Emergency Help COVID-19 Dallas COVID-19 Resources for residents

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How To Increase The Daily Interactions Between Elders and Their Overloaded Family Caregivers


THE PROBLEM Elders need their family caregivers to visit more often. 45% of elder report feeling lonely and it affects their mental and physical health. Nearly 29% of seniors wish to maintain their independence and are living alone.   Editor's Note: Congratulations to the team at Zeppi,...

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Test 11-7-19

life stories, sharing tears and laughter together, I have resolved to work diligently to help seniors discover the best options for their personal situation.  I want to ensure that the next chapter in life is just a continuation of their life’s adventure, not a stand-alone chapter of heart break and...

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Big Changes to the Veterans Benefits Process


In recent months, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has initiated sweeping changes to the process for appealing decision, as well as to the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefits program. The Aid and Attendance Benefit is a monthly pension offered to wartime veterans or their surviving spouses...

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The Pride Program

Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine, Section of Emergency Medical Services is assisting elders and others with impaired mobility through a community based program known as PRIDE (Participant Centered Referrals for Increased Independence and Decreased Disability in the Elderly, through a...

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Pajamas For Those In Need, Everyone Loves Pajamas!

Pajamas can be powerful! Helping needy seniors with something so simple, yet so meaningful can make such a difference. Many Dallas local businesses are joining efforts to collect pajamas this Fall to be delivered during Christmas time to area low income nursing communities in the DFW area. Did you know...

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Can death be affordable? What some funeral homes don’t want you to know

The median U.S. funeral costs $8,508, not including cemetery costs – a 28.6 percent increase over the previous decade. This is just one of the reasons people are considering direct cremation which can be purchased for less than $800. The good news is even for those opting for traditional burial, there...

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Women and Heart Disease

This past year, my mother developed symptoms of heart disease requiring intervention and treatment. Like most women she ignored and hid her symptoms from those around her. Did you know? Americans suffer more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year? Heart disease is the leading...

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Aging Veterans Still Unaware of VA Pension Benefits After Over 60 Years

For aging veterans, one of the most important benefit programs is the Aid and Attendance Program (A&A) available through the Veterans Administration. An earned pension benefit, it was established in 1951 to assist qualified veterans, and/or their surviving spouse. A&A provides pension benefits that enable...

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Improve Your Health Literacy

Health literacy encompasses the ability to critically think about health information, complete basic math problems, fill out forms and interact with health care staff in order to make informed, comprehensive decisions about your health. Unfortunately, the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy found...

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Your Brain and Aging

Researchers in a large study have found that the incidence of dementia in people aged 60 and older has dropped from 3.5 per 100 people to 2.0 per 100 over the course of the 35 year study. There are two possible explanations for this drop, neither of which has yet been proved. One is that the risk factors...

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Prevent Senior Hospitalization

It’s All in the Attitude A hospital stay may be necessary and beneficial. But if there are ways to safely avoid it, most seniors and their caregivers are all for it. To that end, some experts predict that 48.5% of senior hospitalizations could, in fact, be avoided if proper preventative steps are...

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Tips for Elderly Wound Care

When caring for your own or for a loved one’s wound, it is important to understand at-home treatment methods as well as symptoms that require professional medical attention. Wounds can be caused by injury, disease (such as diabetes), a surgical incision, poor circulation, poor nutrition or other factors....

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The Role of the Adult Day Center

Where can an aging adult go to socialize, laugh, sing, exercise, receive health care and eat well balanced, nutritious meals? Many adult day centers offer these benefits and more for aging adults who require additional assistance during the day due to health reasons. Currently there are 4,600 adult...

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The Relief of Hospice

There’s nothing like the relief of cool water, a warm bed, unexpected help or reuniting with someone you love. Sometimes people can’t define what they need, but when relief comes, they know it. That’s how it is with hospice. People who qualify for hospice likely have been on a difficult road, perhaps...

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The Role of a Hospice Social Worker

Social Workers play a crucial role in providing patients and their families with quality, compassionate care and help bridge the gap between caregivers and doctors. In hospice care, their presence on every care team is very important. At VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life...

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Heart Disease Beware: Five Reasons to Scan and Assess Your Risk for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the top killer among men and women, and a low-cost 15-minute coronary calcium scan can provide quick, easy-to-understand results that can help determine yours or a loved one’s risk for having a heart attack. The top five reasons to schedule a scan:   The coronary calcium scan is...

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Looking For an Active Adult Community in South Metro Denver?

As more and more baby boomers find themselves nearing retirement, many empty-nesters consider downsizing into something more manageable. Moving out of the family home can seem like an overwhelming prospect. And once you do tackle the sale, where do you go from there? There are many options throughout...

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Adjusting to a New Environment

Adjusting to an Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Facility can be a difficult transition. Fears and old stigmas enter, and that can wreak havoc on the psychosocial well-being of a person, and their loves ones! It is a change for everyone involved and it’s important to have support network. This is...

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Why Would I Consider a Trust for my Estate Planning?

There are times when a trust might be an option in your estate planning instead of or in addition to a will. So why should you consider a trust? Trusts are useful estate planning tools that can accomplish a variety of goals. They can help avoid probate, minimize taxes, and be used to give property to...

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Dental Plans Are The Smart Choice For Seniors

As our bodies age, they develop a unique set of dental health needs. Regular visits to the dentist are necessary for good oral hygiene to diminish the number of problems that can arise. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four seniors have lost all of their teeth. Some...

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Why Water Exercise? Time to Take the Plunge!

Aquatic exercise is one of the best all-around workouts for seniors. Here are a few reasons to take the plunge and try aqua fitness. Less impact on your joints While in the water, your body is buoyant and the impact to your joints is significantly less than exercising on land. More resistance Water provides...

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What is a “SNF” and What Should You Know Before Admission?

Today’s Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) can take many different shapes and forms. As recent as ten years ago, when people referenced SNFs, they were generally talking about a traditional long term care nursing home. In recent years, the SNF model has evolved to include specialized short term rehabilitation...

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