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Hearing Loss in Older People

About one in four people over the age of 50 have some level of hearing loss, increasing to over 70% of people over 70 The exact reasons for deteriorating hearing are unknown, but is probably related to lifetime exposure to noise and other damaging factors slowly wear down the ears’ delicate mechanics. Genes also play […]

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Spring Cleaning For Mom or Dad

TACKLING SPRING CLEANING AT MOM’S OR DAD’S   What does Spring Cleaning mean? Well, back in the olden days, it meant cleaning every surface of the house to remove the dark, sooty grime that built up from using candles, kerosene lamps and woodstoves throughout the winter. It also meant throwing open all the doors and […]

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When is it time to consider senior living?

  Here’s an assessment checklist that will help you determine if mom or dad should safely continue to live at home.  This assessment take a good look at the present housing situation, financial resources, health status and medical needs.   Medication Are medications expired? Are they spread out in different rooms, with no apparent structure […]

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Are You Lonely?

Are you lonely or suffering from ‘loneliness’? In a 2010 AARP survey, 35% of all responders reported feeling lonely. Of those, almost 50% said their loneliness had gone on for more than 5 years. That’s a lot of time for a harmful condition to unleash its dangerous effects. Being alone is not a bad thing—many […]

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Holiday Visits

Visiting Elderly Family at the Holidays When families live far away from one another, the holidays may be the only opportunity that certain family members have to personally observe older relatives. Older people can decline quickly. Family members who haven’t seen their aging loved one in a while may be shocked at what they see: […]

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11 Gifts for Elderly with Dementia

It is the holiday season. It is hard to find the right gift for your loved one with dementia. What do they enjoy doing?  For those in the early stages of dementia they can still continue their favorite activities. However, for others in later stages, photos, reminder messages, and other calming activities could be great gifts. These […]

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Sunnymere Award

Best of 2015 Award The Senior Advisor.com Bet of 2015 Award recognizes senior living and home care providers who receive consistently high ratings and positive reviews from residents, families and visitors. This exclusive designation is awarded to less than 1% of providers nationwide.

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Be Good to Yourself

Being Good to Yourself Due to loss of loved ones, health problems, trouble paying bills, or other reasons, many older adults may feel lonely, sad, low, or stressed. You may not feel like doing anything, not eat enough, or overeat. Being good to yourself may help you improve your “get up and go,” eating habits, […]

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Tips For Seniors

How important is social support to older adults? It seems like this question is easy to answer. As humans, we are social creatures. We generally look to other people for interaction and comradery. If that is the case for someone who is 20 or 30 years old, it is even more important for someone who […]

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