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  1. Don’t Let Hearing Loss Stand in the Way! Try These Communication Tips

    One out of every three seniors over age 65, and a full half of those age 75 and older are encumbered by some degree of hearing loss, leading to difficulties with participating in conversations and causing feelings of isolation. It’s important for all of us to recognize the challenges created by hearing loss, and to[…] Read More…

  2. Can You Hear Me Now? What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss in the Elderly.

    The loss of hearing can bring up feelings of frustration, embarrassment and loneliness. When it occurs in a senior loved one, who may already suffer from isolation, hearing loss can exacerbate those feelings of isolation and lead to depression. Hearing loss in the elderly can create significant safety concerns, causing the person with hearing loss[…] Read More…

  3. Seniors and Shingles: Is Your Loved One at Risk?

    Back in the day, getting chickenpox as a child was a rite of passage. Parents would often even throw “chickenpox parties” – inviting the neighborhood kids over when one was contagious with the disease! The thinking was that since everyone was going to catch it anyway, why not get it over with? Thankfully, we now[…] Read More…

  4. How to Overcome This Top Senior Care Concern

    Growing older certainly has its share of challenges, including a variety of health conditions known for being particularly common among seniors. And perhaps one of the most unexpectedly painful and debilitating of these conditions is the shingles virus. Herpes zoster, the medical name for shingles, is more common in older adults, whose immune systems are[…] Read More…

  5. Sensory Changes Associated with Aging

    It comes as no surprise that as we age, our senses gradually (sometimes dramatically) decline. The most noticeable changes usually affect our vision and hearing, which can make it more difficult for the elderly to interact with others and participate in activities. In addition, these sensory changes likely increase the need for elderly homecare in[…] Read More…