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Coronavirus:Are you a Higher Risk

If You Are at Higher Risk Who is at higher risk?Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes: Older adults People who have serious chronic medical conditions like: Heart disease Diabetes Lung disease Get ready for COVID-19 now… Read More

One Family’s Journey Through Guardianship Hell

One Family’s Journey Through Guardianship Hell Learning their five mistakes could help you avoid a similar fate By Gary WeissJournalist and authorJuly 18, 2019 Credit: Courtesy of Gary WeissFamily in happier times (Ada Vocino, Patricia Femia and Patricia’s kids) The last time Patricia Femia saw her mother, Ada Vocino, was February 14,  2013 — Valentine’s Day…. Read More

The Probate Nation Interview on the Role of a Care Manager

During an interview with The Probate Nation, Stephanie Thomopoulos, President of GeriatriCare® Management, Inc. provided an overview of the role of the Care Manager in a caring for an aging adult, the need for and importance of a Care Management Plan, who are Care Managers, what does it cost to hire a Care Manager, and much more. Follow this… Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms And Management

Alzheimer’s disease is referred to as a progressive mental deterioration that can happen in middle of old age, primarily because of generalized degeneration of the brain. It stands as the most common cause of premature senility. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, according to Alzheimer’s Society. As per the publication, the word dementia… Read More

Caring for the Emotional Health of Hospice Families

Caring for the Emotional Health of Hospice Families Many families today take advantage of hospice services to provide supportive care when a loved one is near the end of life. Hospices serve many thousands of patients each year, and provide high-quality cost-effective, compassionate care for people with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice team, which may include… Read More

What You Learned About Healthy Fats Was Probably Wrong

What You Learned About Healthy Fats Was Probably Wrong For years, we were told that for optimum health, we should cut back on dietary fat. Many Americans dutifully scrutinized the labels of everything from snack foods to sandwich spreads, with the goal of selecting products labeled as “low-fat.” Yet many of these products replaced fat… Read More

For Seniors and Family Caregivers: Three Great Wellness Resolutions for 2017

For Seniors and Family Caregivers: Three Great Wellness Resolutions for 2017 This is the time of year when we take stock of the previous year, and make note of changes we’d like to make in our lives. Maybe your list of resolutions includes ways to improve your financial health, such as saving more and spending… Read More

Senior Driving Safety

December 5–9, 2016 Is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week The holidays are a time when many families visit elderly parents, grandparents and other loved ones. That’s why December is the month when families are most likely to realize that Mom and Dad might not be safe behind the wheel. There might be some new dents… Read More

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month November is American Diabetes Month, and it’s also the month when we are urged to learn more about a common cause of vision loss. Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, sponsored by Prevent Blindness (www.preventblindness.org), is an opportunity to educate the public about diabetic retinopathy, which robs the sight… Read More

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