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Why Community is Important for Everyone, Especially Seniors

Is community important as we get older? Absolutely! Throughout our lives we are always searching for community in some capacity. When we are school age, our community usually consists of our classmates and the people who were in the same clubs as us. In college, we find

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The Three Most Common Types of Arthritis

Previously, in my article “Arthritis Basics,” I talked briefly about what arthritis is. Out of the more than 100 types of arthritis there are three that are the most common, osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Today I want to discuss them a little

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Dehydration and How to Avoid It

Dangers of Dehydration Recently I have been fascinated with the role water plays within our bodies, so I began to do a little research and what I found was remarkable. During my exploration, I discovered not only the importance of water but also the dangers of dehydration.

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Arthritis Basics

Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis? Or has a loved one been told they have rheumatoid arthritis? If you (or a loved one) have, you know all too well the pain and swelling associated with this disease. But did you know it’s not just one disease? In

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April is OT Month. We’re celebrating early!

We are blessed to have an amazing group of OT’s that work with us. Nothing makes me happier than seeing patients’ lives transformed by the work that they do. Here’s a brief video that was shown in Times Square. Tell us your OT stories!  

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What to Do When Someone with Alzheimer’s Gets Sick or Injured: The Home Option

When someone with Alzheimer’s has an illness or injury—heart failure, a urinary tract infection, or a broken hip for example—there is a care option that allows them to recover at home instead of staying in a rehab or nursing facility. That’s important, because many people with Alzheimer’s function

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3 Things Everybody Ought to Know about Dealing with a Parent’s Sudden Injury or Illness

I wrote this a few years ago, but I think it’s worth sharing/reading again. If you have questions about helping a parent, please feel free to call me. I’ve been where you’re at and I’m happy to help. I recently finished helping my mom as she recovered from

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How to Choose the Right In-Home Care Provider (and More)

I was recently interviewed about changes in home health, home care, and aging-in-place. The article is called “Expert Interview Series: Ron Tester of Advanced RehabTrust Home Health On How To Choose The Right In-Home Care Provider,” but it’s about lots more than just picking the right home

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Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Take care of yourself, so you can take better care of others. As our parents age, many of us find ourselves asking, “What’s the best way for me to help take care of mom and/or dad?” Being a caretaker of parents can sometimes be rewarding, but it’s

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High Blood Pressure

Monitoring and controlling high blood pressure can reduce your risk of terrible chronic diseases I was seeing a patient yesterday who asked me about her husband’s blood pressure. Apparently it has been going up for a while and the doctor had prescribed blood pressure medication for him.

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