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Getting and Staying Active are Keys to Healthy and Happy Aging

Getting and Staying Active are Keys to Healthy and Happy Aging

Life isn’t living without movement. Aristotle said “happiness is a state of activity.” Seniors and their caregivers are encouraged by experts in health and wellness (and Senior Care Corner®) to get active and stay active. We say it all the time — find something that you and your senior loved one enjoy doing and make it part… Continue Reading

Safety for Seniors on Blood Thinners – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Safety for Seniors on Blood Thinners – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Many seniors take anticoagulants, medication to keep blood thin by preventing clots that may lead to heart attack, DVTs or stroke. Without anticoagulants, blood clots could form and travel to other parts of the body, causing other health problems. In reality, your senior’s blood is not ‘thinner’ but blood clots have more difficulty forming when… Continue Reading

Family Caregivers Need to Know About HIPAA and Healthcare Data

Family Caregivers Need to Know About HIPAA and Healthcare Data

Privacy and security of our personal health information is important to all of us, especially family caregivers of seniors. Seniors are greater consumers of healthcare services than the rest of us and thus interface with providers more frequently. That also means their health information is accessed and updated more frequently. What is a realistic expectation their… Continue Reading

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