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Senior Living Insurance: Benefits of Pets for Elderly

Senior Living Insurance Benefits of Pets for ElderlySenior Living Insurance: Benefits of Pets for Elderly

Owning a pet is a joyful relationship- many pet owners consider them part of the family. And research has shown that pets aren't only good for cuddling. They have actual proven health benefits, especially with older adults.

Older pet owners who are on their own can benefit significantly from having a pet’s companionship. And it is especially beneficial for single residents who would otherwise be on their own. Pets can help their elderly owners reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and..


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Nursing Home Trends: Symptoms of Caregiver Stress

Nursing Home Trends Symptoms of Caregiver StressNursing Home Trends: Symptoms of Caregiver Stress

Oftentimes in the senior living industry, attention is paid to the seniors alone. Research, treatment plans, and senior living communities are all built to center around the unique needs of the aging. However, there is a second group that, while essential to the senior living industry, may be overlooked.

Caregivers are a rapidly expanding group. CNN even goes so far as to call it the “new normal.” As adults are living longer, and the baby boomers are nearing/in retirement,..


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Nursing Homes Take Stance on Elder Abuse

Nursing Homes Take Stance on Elder AbuseNursing Homes Take Stance on Elder Abuse

The number of Americans 65 and over is projected to nearly double by 2030 due to the 74 million baby boomers born during 1946-64. As the population increases, sadly so do elder abuse statistics. Estimates say as many as 2 million seniors are abused, exploited or neglected every year, judging by available statistics and surveys. But many incidents aren't reported, and experts expect there may be more, even as many as one in ten who have suffered some sort of abuse.

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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.

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Nursing Home: Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

Nursing Home Benefits of Exercise for Older AdultsNursing Home: Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

Exercise is a huge component of good physical and mental health. Being physically active can help you continue to do the things you enjoy and stay independent long into your old age.

According Go4Life, part of the National Institute on Aging, you gain a lot by staying active. Not only does it help maintain your physical strength and fitness, it helps you improve your ability to do the everyday things you want to do. Staying active can..


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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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