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Pope Francis inspires

Pope Francis Inspires All Seniors

Pope Francis’ willingness to work despite knee pain that has made walking nearly impossible shows other older adults that they have wisdom and experience to offer younger generations, a top Vatican cardinal said Tuesday.

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enroll in medicare

Things to Know before Enrolling in Medicare?

Cleveland.com’s recent article entitled “6 things you should know about signing up for Medicare” gives us a few things you should know about Medicare: Who’s enrolled automatically? If you’re under the age of 65 and already receive Social Security benefits, you’ll be automatically enrolled in Original Medicare, which includes Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and…

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caregiver burnout

How to Advocate for Elderly Parents

As family caregivers, we play many roles: scheduler, money manager, house cleaner, health aide, nurse, navigator, nurturer and more. Perhaps the most important role, though, is advocate, as we ensure the best life possible for our loved ones when they are vulnerable.

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Aging in place

Are You Prepared for Aging In Place?

‘Aging in place’ is what most of us want—to stay home in our comfortable environment as we age and receive care in the home when needed rather than moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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over-medicated nursing home residents

Over-Medicated Nursing Home Residents

In addition to the assault on the resident’s dignity and the administration of drugs without informed consent, the misuse of anti-psychotic drugs can kill a senior, particularly one who suffers from dementia.

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