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Complete Fall Prevention Includes Preparing For Fall Incidences

How do you safeguard yourself against a fire? Chances are, you have smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in your home, and follow safe practices when using heat and flame. But you probably…

‘Palliative Care’ — The Patient’s Magic Word

When adults teach children about manners, they might remind them to say ‘please’ by prompting, ‘What’s the magic word?’ This is our introduction to ‘please’ — as the gateway to getting anything…

Facilitating Peace in the Wake of Extraordinary Circumstances and Loss

Residential in the Real World Sometimes life leads us through dark and desolate places, without promise of resolution. It can feel as though our trials are unending, piling one on the other,…

Seniors Can Quit Smoking — And It’s Never Too Late to Benefit

There’s no sugar-coating it: smoking cessation is an uphill battle. In surveys of older smokers, as many as half say that they would like to quit smoking altogether. But beating the harsh chemical…

Help Loved Ones with Dementia Eat and Drink to Stay Healthy at Home

When a loved one has dementia, caregiving can mean facing a variety of daily challenges. The effects of the disease on cognitive function and memory can make some people newly irritable, for…

This One-Dish Meal Pairs Diabetes Management with Rustic Flavor

Featured Recipe Healthy eating has its foundations in moderation and balance: not too much of this, equal amounts of those. Managing some diseases effectively means being extra vigilant about certain calorie types…

When Care Meets Caring: Finding Immediate Relief When It’s Needed Most

Residential in the Real World With any service or organization, there’s some element of paperwork and procedure that is necessary to keep the machinery running. And when we’re expecting something like a…

Diabetes Management — Are You Prepared for a Hypoglycemia Emergency?

Not if, but when Because the keystone of diabetes is elevated blood sugar and its negative effects, discussions of diabetes management often prioritize high blood sugar levels and how to control them….

Home Lighting Updates — Bright Ideas to Improve Safety

As we age, certain physical abilities can begin to deteriorate; this decline may be enhanced by genetics, lifestyle, or prior injury. One relatively common functional impairment is low vision, which may take…

Experts Offer a Glimpse into a Dementia Patient’s Reality

Book of the Month: February 2015 When a loved one’s self-sufficiency declines, the caregiver’s instinct is often to help as much as possible. But stepping in at the first sign of struggle can become a…