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Senior Living Home Insurance: Easing Up On Driving

Senior Living Home Insurance: Easing Up On DrivingSenior Living Home Insurance: Easing Up On Driving

Aging can be a tender subject, especially when it comes to discussing limitations with patients. Discussing senior living options, moving to a new assisted home, easing back on driving, and basic daily activities can be difficult and seen as an infringement upon their sense of autonomy.

However, discussing issues as they arise with aging seniors is essential to their health. According to Medical News Today, clinicians and family members often wait too long before talking to elderly patients..


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Facebook Helps Nursing Home Residents with Cognitive Boost

Facebook Helps Nursing Home Residents with Cognitive Boost

Spending time on Facebook has been shown to reduce stress levels, slow down heart rates and relax people in general. And newest research according to the Huffington Post shows a new added benefit of Facebook: sharpening of mental abilities, particularly in adults over 65.

A graduate student in the University of Arizona department of psychology examined whether teaching older adults to use the social networking site could give a boost to their cognitive performance. The findings revealed that after learning to use Facebook, older adults performed 25 percent better on memory tasks.

In the..


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Senior Living Trends: Older People Working Longer By Choice

Senior Living Trends Older People Working Longer By ChoiceSenior Living Trends: Older People Working Longer By Choice

Older workers are working way past the usual retirement age, marking a new changing dynamic of senior citizens.

Older adults are a rapidly growing demographic. Nearly one in eight Americans are now 65 years old. By 2040, the Census Bureau predicts they will account for more than 1 in 5 people in the United States. And among current seniors, more than sixteen percent were still in the labor force in 2010- a significant increase..


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Nursing Shortage Could Affect Senior Living Centers

Nursing Shortage to Affect Health Care Facilities and Senior LivingNursing Shortage Could Affect Senior Living Centers

Among the healthcare changes that will be implemented over the next few years, physicians and nurses will be stretched to accommodate thousands more that will acquire healthcare in the Patient Care and Affordable Care Act. The surge is expected to cause a shortage of nursing staff that could affect the senior living industry.

Despite a 5 percent increase in baccalaureate nursing programs in 2011, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing said the increase will..


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Nursing Home Insurance: Communication with Elderly Patients

Nursing Home Insurance Communication with Elderly PatientsNursing Home Insurance: Communication with Elderly Patients

Our population is aging in large numbers. Nearly one in five Americans will be over 65 by 2030. They go to the doctors nearly twice as many times as adults under 65. As a population, the sheer numbers of aging individuals presents a challenge to the healthcare industry. It is essential to develop a greater understanding of this population and work to improve communication.

Assuming patients are frail, dependent, hard of hearing, or unable to “get it” leads to a..


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Nursing Homes: Preventing Falls & Injuries

Nursing Homes Preventing Falls & InjuriesNursing Homes: Preventing Falls & Injuries

Senior living centers include a wide variety of options, from nursing homes to independent living communities.  However, they all center around providing the best care possible for our aging population that faces unique risks.

For senior living communities, injuries are becoming an increasingly larger problem. Injuries and deaths from falls have spiked in the last decade. In 2005, the latest data available, the government recorded over 19,000 deaths from fall-caused injuries. Three-fourths were people 65 and..


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