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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This program is part of an effort to offer a safe and easy way to responsibly dispose of prescription medications. If you have any prescription medication that you no longer need, or which have passed their expiration date, this is the perfect time […]

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Operation CARE: Spreading Senior Smiles for Miles

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Aging Seniors Face Loneliness and Depression Many elders experience loneliness and depression, either as a result of living alone or due to a lack of close family ties and support. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that elderly depression is not only widespread but “a serious public health concern.” Recent research suggests that as […]

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A Place at Home: Strongly Rooted, Dedicated to CARE

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Trees hold significant symbolism which represents our strong dedication to compassionate care for seniors in our community. The Tree of Life concept spans multiple schools of thought, running through art, religion, and literature. In essence, the Tree of Life represents the intertwining of all living things. At A Place at Home, we believe in extending […]

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5 Different Exercises that can Prevent Falls

5 Different Exercises

Falls are the biggest source of fatal injury for seniors. There is one death approximately every 20 minutes according to the NCOA (National Council on Aging). Tragically, even falls that are survived could limit the senior’s independence for the remainder of their life. Seniors may have weakened muscles, stiff joints and/or delayed reaction time, which […]

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Five Senior Fall Prevention Tips

At least one-fourth of people above the age of 65 fall every year. Most of these falls occur at homes and are primarily as a result of hazards around the house, reduced strength and reduced reaction time that comes with aging. At A Place at Home, we have a team of professionals who help you prevent these […]

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Coping with Feelings of Grief

Coping with the loss of friends or family members can be one of the most difficult parts of the aging process. As emotional beings, it can take a significant amount of time to realize that even though “loss is forever, our grief is not.” Additionally, know that you are not alone. People are quick to […]

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Keeping Seniors Active This Winter – Benefits of Exercise

For seniors, managing to find the time or energy to exercise on a daily basis can be hard enough. But when the wind is blowing and the snow is falling, low temperatures and icy conditions can prevent everyone young and old from getting active during the dreaded winter months. Remember, physical activity increases blood flow […]

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Improving Accessibility in the House for Seniors to Stay Home Longer

Providing quality care for aging adults begins at home. Our homes represent so much more than just physical places filled with our possessions. Homes reflect their owners’ identities and give a sense of comfort. According to AARP, an overwhelming 89% of older Americans said they wish to remain in their current home for as long […]

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