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8 Tips to Manage Joint Pain

Although it may strike at any time, joint pain is an issue for many people as they age. It is typically a symptom of arthritis, but may be caused by other conditions as well, so it’s important to work with your healthcare provider to determine the cause of your pain. As with many chronic conditions, managing joint pain effectively often …

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Top 6 Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living

When it comes to assisted living homes, the average person has many questions. Assisted living is one of those areas in life surrounded by myth and misinformation. Many people only know what it was like 20 or 30 years ago, when one of their relatives went to a “home,” or what they’ve seen in movies. Their minds rarely picture the …

Take Advantage of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit

More and more people understand that the key to good health is preventive care. Even insurers are pushing for patients to take a proactive approach to their health and Medicare is no exception. Within their first year of eligibility, and then once a year after that, the program encourages all beneficiaries to take advantage of Medicare’s annual wellness visit. The …

College for Seniors: Going to College for Free

Have you ever dreamed about getting a college degree or furthering your education, but figured the expense put it outside your reach? Well, if you’re over 50, you’ll be happy to know that your higher education options are not only a lot cheaper, sometimes they’re free. Lots of schools offer free and discounted courses, both live and online, for mature …

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Having the Talk with Your Parent about Moving into Assisted Living

One of the most difficult things in life is accepting the changes that are a normal part of aging. The idea of having someone, even a stranger, provide assistance in the day-to-day chores of life can make you feel inadequate or depressed. Planning this heartfelt conversation ahead of time can help when it’s time to have this talk with your …

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Welcome Home: Personalizing Your Parent’s Assisted Living Home

Moving is one of our most stressful life changes. When you add in the emotions that are a normal part of moving into an assisted living home, it can ratchet the stress level up to 11. One of the factors contributing to that stress is the fact that you’re moving into the unknown. Personalizing your space goes a long way …