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Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults

Exposure to heat can lead to many issues, such as heat stress, tiredness, cramps, exhaustion, stroke and other forms of hyperthermia.

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Preventing Chronic Diseases from Affecting Your Lifestyle in Your Golden Years

By Anica Oaks

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How to Get the Help You Need as a Disabled Older Adult

By Lizzie Weakley

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Infographic: Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

A CDC study found that adults aged 65 and over accounted for 36% of heat-related deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2010, while another study done by the Harvard School of Public Health concluded that a mere 1 degree Celsius increase in temperature increases death rates in elderly people with a chronic health condition. When it comes to the health risks posed by summer heat, seniors are the most vulnerable.

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Four Tips for Maintaining Your Home as you age

By Lizzie Weakley

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Four Considerations to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Retirement Community

Choosing when, where, and how to retire is a highly personal decision. But there are some factors that can help you make the right choice. Here are four considerations to keep in mind if you’re picking a retirement community for yourself or a loved one.

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Smartwatches Are Changing the Face of the Medical Alert Industry

By Carol Wells, Community Outreach and Senior Advocate Caring.com 

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Nationwide Medicaid Long-Term Care Guide

For those who have started the search for long-term care benefits, or even just long-term care in general, you’ve no doubt come to realize how complicated the whole thing is. There are multiple offices and by the time you think you’ve found the right one, you’ll be transferred to the next. Most states have their long-term care offices underneath the umbrella of their Department of Health Services, but due to the incredibly large scope of each state’s DHS, the person you get a hold of may not be familiar with long-term care specifically. Likewise, it feels as if departments everywhere are understaffed because we’ve been hearing complaints of people being forced to leave voicemails with the hope of being called back. 

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Four Natural Ways to Promote Healthy Blood Circulation

By Emma Sturgis

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