12 Sep Symptoms, Not Stages, of Grief

Grief is a normal and natural response when we suffer a loss. While everyone will experience a loss at some point, the symptoms of grief are often misunderstood – both by the people going through it and the people around them. By raising grief awareness,...

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05 Sep 6 Steps to Prevent Falls

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people ages 65 and older. One in four older Americans fall every year. Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries. Even falls without a major injury can cause an older adult...

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25 Aug Hurricane Season Tips for Seniors

Hurricane season is quickly approaching. Even if the elderly in your life don't live on the coast, the heavy rains and severe storms pose a potential safety threat. Careful planning ahead and a little organization help ensure that your loved one will be safe and ready. Here...

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05 Aug Tips for Writing an Obituary

Writing an obituary for a friend or loved one is not an easy task. An obituary serves a variety of purposes. It’s a notification of someone’s passing, a description of their life, a recounting of the extended family and special friends who the loved one touched,...

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28 Jul Grief : Talk it Out

When a loved one passes away, it has become common to send flowers with a card that says something like: “I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.” “Thinking of you in these difficult times” “Our hearts go out to you and your family.” While cards...

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05 May Hospice Cost : Who Pays?

A loved one’s terminal diagnosis is one of the most difficult things a family will experience. In addition to the emotional toll it takes, the loved one in need often requires additional support and care. Families can sometimes delay in setting up much needed care because they...

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12 Apr Benefits of Art Therapy

Art therapy can increase the quality of life for those suffering and become a way of expression, even after other types of communication start to fail. Researchers say that there are benefits of using art therapy with the elderly. Art can “awaken responses” and “help unlock...

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