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DEATHS FROM FALLS INCREASING SHARPLY AMONG SENIORS

Almost 25,000 people 75 and older suffered deaths from falls in 2016. Unfortunately, experts say that number is likely to rise.

While it is not clear why deaths from falls are rising, one thing is clear, falls are preventable. Webmd.com’s article, Study: Older Americans are Dying More From Falls, states that caregivers need to know that falls are preventable and encourage their loved one to talk to their doctor regarding their risk of falling. Click here to read more details on this topic.
 
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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ELDERLY LOVED ONES FROM FALLS

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year, one out of every four Americans over the age of 65 experiences a fall. More troubling, that number is rising. Thankfully, while falls are common in older adults, they are not inevitable. How to protect your elderly loved ones from falls. Read more to know how to protect your elderly loved ones from falls.

 
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NUMBER OF SENIORS WHO DIE AFTER A FALL IS ON THE RISE

The number of Americans over the age of 75 who die following a fall is increasing. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that in 2000, 52 out of 100,000 people 75 years and older died after a fall. In 2016, that number rose to 111 people per 100,000. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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IS MOVING AN AGING PARENT INTO YOUR HOME THE RIGHT MOVE?

Every day you hear more and more about adult children moving back into their parents’ home. But what about moving an aging parent in with their adult child? That, too, is becoming increasingly common. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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IS MOVING YOUR AGING PARENT IN WITH YOU THE RIGHT DECISION?

While it is true that moving an aging parent in with you can cost more than you might expect, it is likely to be nowhere near the cost of a nursing home or assisted living facility. A recent survey calculated that the cost of a private room in a nursing home is approximately $100,000 per year. In light of this, many families are opting to have their elderly loved one move in with them. . And, at the end of the day, you may be surprised how fulfilling an experience it is. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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HOW FAMILIES CAN AVOID THE RISING COST OF NURSING HOMES – AND GET CLOSER IN THE PROCESS

Many families today are caught off guard when they find out how much it will cost to move their elderly parent into a nursing home or assisted living facility. A recent survey calculated that the cost of a private room in a nursing home is approximately $100,000 per year. Read more to know how families can avoid the rising cost of nursing homes - and get closer in the process.

 
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TALKING WITH A PARENT ABOUT DEMENTIA

Watching an aging parent decline in health is never easy for a child. Talking with them about it can be even more difficult. However, doing so is important. This is especially true in the case of dementia since such a conversation can lead to a diagnosis which allows everyone to be on the same page moving forward. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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IS MY PARENT SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA OR JUST GETTING OLDER?

One of the most challenging parts of caring for an elderly loved one is trying to figure out what are “normal” signs of aging and what are more serious issues. For example, not knowing if your aging parent has dementia can feel like a guessing game. And it doesn’t help that there is no single, definitive diagnostic test for dementia. Medical experts agree on one thing, however. If you suspect your parent may have dementia, they need to be seen by a doctor. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOUR ELDERLY LOVED ONE HAS DEMENTIA

Watching a parent grow older can be difficult. One of the most trying things about it is figuring out what are the “normal” signs of aging and what are more serious issues. For example, no matter what age, we all experience moments when our memory fails us, such as misplacing our keys. Read more to know how to determine if your elderly loved one has dementia.

 
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HOW RESPITE CARE COMBATS CAREGIVER BURNOUT

As a caregiver, caring for an elderly parent can take a toll on an adult child. No matter how much you love your parent, the fact is, everyone needs a break now and then. Unfortunately, many adult children taking care of an aging parent feel guilty taking any time for themselves. Read more to know how respite care combats caregiver burnout.

 
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WHY MORE CAREGIVERS DON’T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RESPITE CARE

There are several reasons individuals caring for an elderly loved one opt not to use respite care. Some people believe that respite care is a luxury that they cannot afford. Others feel guilty about leaving their parent in the hands of someone else. The fact is, caring for an aging parent can take a toll on an adult child. No matter how much you love your parent, the fact is, everyone needs a break now and then. Read more to know why more caregivers don''t take advantage of respite care.

 
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THE BENEFITS OF RESPITE CARE FOR CAREGIVERS

Caring for an elderly parent can take a toll on an adult child. No matter how much you love your parent, the fact is, everyone needs a break now and then.

While you may feel guilty about leaving your loved one for any amount of time, the truth is, if you don’t take care of yourself, it is going to be impossible for you to take care of anyone else. It is for this reason that respite care is so important. Read more to know about the benefits of respite care for caregivers.

 

 

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PREVENTING PNEUMONIA IN THE ELDERLY

Seniors, more than any other age group, are more likely to contract pneumonia. They also are more likely to die from it. And since pneumonia often occurs as a secondary infection while recovering from a cold or flu, keeping the elderly from getting sick in the first place can go a long way toward protecting them. Read more to know about preventing pneumonia in the elderly.

 
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NURSING YOUR ELDERLY LOVED ONE BACK TO HEALTH FOLLOWING PNEUMONIA

When an elderly parent is discharged from the hospital after a bout of pneumonia, it can be scary for both the patient and their family. If a senior has existing health conditions, recovery can take weeks. The fact that seniors are not only more prone to come down with pneumonia, but also are at a greater risk of dying from it only adds to the stress. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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CARING FOR AN ELDERLY LOVED ONE RECOVERING FROM PNEUMONIA

Pneumonia is a dangerous illness that can have serious health consequences. This is especially true in the elderly. In fact, seniors are not only more prone to come down with pneumonia, they also are at a greater risk of dying from it. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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