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Getting a Grip on Falls

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Falls are the leading cause of injury of people over the age of 65 and can cause hip fractures, head injuries and even death. More than 40% of seniors who experience a hip fracture are not able to return home and live independently again. As a person ages there are [...]

West Nile and our Elderly

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West Nile virus is a mosquito transmitted disease that can infect humans, birds, horses and other mammals. In most humans, West Nile virus is a mosquito transmitted disease that can infect humans, birds, horses and other mammals. In most humans, West Nile virus infection can cause a mild flu-like illness, [...]

The Benefits of Long-Term Care Insurance

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When seniors and their families begin researching senior housing options they are often startled to find the enormous cost of senior care housing. There are options and resources available. One of those being Long term care insurance.When a person needs long-term care, an long term care insurance plan can help [...]

Addressing Living Wills and Advance Directives

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Wills are not the easiest topic, but very necessary and beneficial to have.  Living wills and other advance directives are written, legal instructions regarding your preferences for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Advance directives guide choices for doctors and caregivers if you're terminally ill, [...]

What is a Ombudsman and How Can They Help You?

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An ombudsman serves the public by reviewing and investigating complaints about a certain type of institution. One kind of ombudsman watches over long-term care facilities for the elderly, such as assisted living, adult family homes and nursing homes. In addition to handling specific complaints from the public, ombudsmen advocate on [...]