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Demystifying Home Care Mary Ann Barton, BA, CNA

June 10th, 2014 | 0

Client Home Care MapMy hope in this essay is to demystify home-care by telling you something about it from my point of view as a practitioner with eight years of experience in the field. This work is by its very nature private, yet as the baby-boomer generation ages, there will be more and more elders who need the assistance of direct-care workers in order to live safely at home. That’s why I write about my experiences — taking care, of course, to preserve client confidentiality by changing any identifying details about my clients and their families.

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Malnutrition In The Elderly Population (INFOGRAPHIC) Lara Baez

June 4th, 2014 | 3

Malnutrition InfographicMalnutrition is a widespread and largely preventable issue for America’s elderly population. It can be found in care facilities, hospitals, and independent living alike. With over 15% of the elderly population facing the threat of hunger, we need to raise awareness by spreading the word about the issue, and do what we can to reduce its reach.

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5 Tips to Delay Aging Kristy Jones

May 27th, 2014 | 0

5 tips to delay agingEven though aging is a natural development, its effects on your mind and body are going to rely on the choices of your lifestyle. The body is self-sufficient. It’s the wrong diets and thoughts which compromise its capability of aging gracefully. When you begin eating in consideration to your specific body demands, you are going to create less stress and fewer toxins to your body system. The following are some 5 tips to delay aging.

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The Affordable Care Act: What The ACA Means For American Seniors (INFOGRAPHIC) Lara Baez

May 22nd, 2014 | 0

Affordable Care Act Infographic We understand that navigating the new legislature of the Affordable Care Act (passed in 2010) can be a daunting and confusing process, especially for seniors. Since Medicare is not part of the Healthcare Marketplace established by the ACA, beneficiaries may be unsure of the status of their coverage. In this Infographic, we hope to shed light on some key aspects of what the ACA means for America’s seniors.

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Elder Abuse – Identifying and Stopping It Sophia Francis

May 13th, 2014 | 1

Identifying and Stopping Elder AbuseElder abuse can be easily misdiagnosed or confused with one or more of the natural signs of aging, including mental deterioration and/or ailments such as dementia. In effect, many cases of elder abuse go unreported every year. In the US alone, between one and two million men and women aged 65+ have suffered from elder abuse, though it’s expected that millions more are going unreported.

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Dementia Communication Strategies (INFOGRAPHIC) Alyssa Chan

April 25th, 2014 | 0

Dementia_Communication_StrategiesIt is critical to have dementia communication strategies.  Because dementia gradually diminishes a person’s ability to communicate properly, it can become very difficult and complex. This requires patience, understanding and good listening skills. Below are a few suggestions in an infographic that we created on how to overcome that barrier between you and the person with dementia.

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How OpenPlacement & Hospitals Are Working Together (WEBINAR) Dan Trigub

April 16th, 2014 | 1

OpenPlacement & Stanford Hospital Are Working TogetherLast week in partnership with AgeTech West we gave a webinar discussion entitled: Boost Census and Streamline Placements Through Web-Based Technology .  

The goal of the webinar was to discuss how hospitals are actively using OpenPlacement for hundreds of patients each and every week. We had a tremendous amount of attendees during the webinar and a very constructive and fruitful Q&A session at the end.

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Healthy Aging (INFOGRAPHIC) Alyssa Chan

March 28th, 2014 | 1

Healthy Aging

What does Healthy Aging really mean? Does living a healthier, happier life lead to a longer life? In the past two decades, studies have shown an increase in living longer lives and living healthier lives. We cannot help but to think these two have some type of correlation. Below are a few tips for healthy aging!

Please share this infographic if you found it resourceful and comment below if you have tips to add of your own! In addition, make sure to check out and share our previous infographics with the latest featuring Seniors and Technology.

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What You Can Do About Osteoarthritis Adrienne Santos-Longhurst

March 25th, 2014 | 0

OsteoarthritisEven though Osteoarthritis is listed as one of the most common forms of arthritis, affecting approximately 27 million people in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is still no cure for it. All is not bleak though as there are a number of things that can be done to help prevent Osteoarthritis and treat it and many of these are things that we can do ourselves.

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OP #FollowFriday These Geriatricians Alyssa Chan

March 21st, 2014 | 0

Geriatricians On Twitter - OP #FollowFriday

We are long overdue for another OP #FollowFriday edition!  The last OP #FollowFriday focused on following senior living providers on Twitter. For this week we are following twitter accounts of Geriatrician professionals including doctors and enthusiasts that are looking to give insight on healthy aging for seniors.

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