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Fall Prevention Measures that Everyone Should Know

Since falls are the number one killer of older adults in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control, it behooves us to practice as much prevention as possible. So often we take about preventative health measures such as diet and exercise, but do we normally include…

Fall Risk in Assisted Living vs. Home

It would not be accurate to say that falls are eliminated when you live in an Assisted Living community, but they may be minimized. A recent study by the National Institute on Aging states that one out of three individuals 65 years and older will experience a fall. The fall…

Plan For A Future With Assisted Living in Kansas City

Everyone talks about planning for the future. Financial advisors, Funeral Home Directors, Health and Life Insurance companies are in the business of helping you plan for your future. Older Americans are deluged with mailings and invitations to pre-plan everything. Physicians will predict your future health status based on your current…

When Christmas Isn’t Merry – Holiday Depression In Seniors

Tis’ the season to be merry…right? According to media advertising, everyone is happy, excited and shopping nonstop. Traditionally we think of the holidays as a time of love, happiness, and gatherings with friends and families, but for some this is simply not true. Holiday depression is a real phenomenon and…

Thanksgiving should be a way of life, but is it?

Thanksgiving Day is an excellent reminder that we have so many blessings in our lives. But the truth is that we ought to be practicing thankfulness every day of the year! Gratefulness is a cure for many things, including depression, neurosis, anger, irritation, etc. The world would be a different…