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Over a third of seniors fall each year

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has discovered that up to 40 percent of seniors fall each year and these incidents can lead to serious injuries and...

November 4, 2010


Ensure the safety of an Alzheimer’s patient with a senior alert system

A new report released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PHRMA) has revealed that there are 98 new medicines either undergoing clinical trials or being reviewed by ...

November 1, 2010

Lisa Wurth

Don’t forget to take care of the caregiver

Millions of Americans across the country are caring for an older adult or spouse who requires assistance on a daily basis and this can often become a full-time job. However, Dr Michael Rozin...

October 29, 2010

Kevin Magna

Costs of assisted living facilities and retirement homes rise in 2010

A new survey has found that the prices of assisted living and retirement homes have steadily risen from 2009 to 2010. Private nursing homes can now cost approximately $82,585 each year and a...

October 28, 2010

Alan Wu

Hospitals create senior specific ER rooms

In what appears to be a plan to accommodate aging baby boomers, as well as other seniors, hospitals in Michigan are designing senior-specific emergency rooms, complete with features such as ...

October 27, 2010

Kevin Magna

Fitness centers open for baby boomers

Baby boomers who want to stay healthy while they age are driving a new demand in fitness centers designed specifically for older adults, according to The Star Tribune....

October 25, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

Medical alarm can help children plan for caregiving responsibilities

Most Americans don't think of the possibility that, in the future, their parents may require extensive care and even move in with them. ...

October 22, 2010

Jasmine Phu

Senior alert system can help those caring for Alzheimer’s patients

A report issued by the Alzheimer's Association and California's First Lady Maria Shriver has found that more women suffer from Alzheimer's disease than men, as approximately two-thirds of al...

October 22, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

New government resource, senior alert system can help with eldercare

The United States government recently launched a newly revised government resource for families who are looking for help caring for older loved ones. ...

October 21, 2010

Kevin Magna

Learn to make the most of a doctor’s appointment

Many older adults enter the doctor's office and are hesitant to ask any questions that extend beyond formalities. However, not being open with concerns can have consequences down the road. ...

October 20, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

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