Elderly Citizens Fearful of United States 2020 Census

Elderly citizens, aged 50 and older are afraid of participating in the 2020 Census. In this age group, 66 percent are afraid that they will be the target of fraud. This finding comes from the new national survey, “The Impostors: Stealing Money, Damaging Lives,” which was released Feb. 19.   As the Census Bureau prepares to…

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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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Life Expectancy For Seniors Will Be At All Time High By 2060

Life expectancy for senior citizens is expected to reach an average of 85 years of age by the year 2060, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Indeed, by 2060, 25 percent of all U.S. residents will be over age 65.   But, overall, the growth in life expectancy in the U.S. over the next four…

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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Stomach Warning Signs Seniors Should Not Ignore

Stomach warning signs should not be ignored, especially if you are a senior citizen, according to doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. Seniors are more susceptible to digestive discomfort and gastrointestinal issues, due to weaker immune systems and to side effects of the many medications they take. For the most part, they’re not serious, but nevertheless…

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Prescription Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite HHS Efforts

Prescription drug prices keep going higher despite the best efforts of Health and Human Services (HHS) efforts and the pressure from President Trump.   Prescription Drug: What Do Prices Hikes Look Like? The news is not encouraging. Retail prices for 460 prescription drugs are increasing by an average of 5.2 percent for this year —…

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National Patient Recognition Week

National Patient Recognition Week promotes observance of health care patients. This week revolves around patient satisfaction, and upon observing patient satisfaction, Patient Recognition Week promotes the idea that patient involvement is paramount to increase their satisfaction.

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Celebrating Activity Professionals Week

Activity Professionals are part of a vitally important profession that helps people live a life that is full of fun and meaningful activities. The holistic and person-directed approach to caring for our elders is a site to behold. We would like to especially acknowledge and applaud our Activity Professionals on the great work they do!

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Handgrip Strength Can Predict Cognitive Decline In Seniors

Handgrip strength can accurately predict a cognitive decline in senior citizens, according to a recent National Institute of Aging study. Results were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.   Older adults with a weaker handgrip were more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip. These findings suggest that handgrip strength…

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