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|Chicago (IL) Tribune|
Person-centered care creates home-like environment for residents
Person-centered care is a recognition that resident choice and autonomy should be the primary aim of resident care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
|Windsor (Canada) Star|
Exercise can reduce slips, falls for seniors
A simple slip, trip or fall may seem minor, but not for seniors. Theyíre a leading cause of hip fractures, a common cause of injuries and they can also be avoided
|U.S. News & World Report|
What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-term care insurance may or may not be the right choice for you. But it remains the only protection against potentially devastating later-life health expenses should you or a loved one be unable to perform common activities such as eating, dressing yourself, using the bathroom, and other so-called "activities of daily living" (ADLs).
|Health News Digest|
5 Signs Your Grandparents Canít Take Care of Themselves
When an elderly loved one is no longer able to care for him or herself, the burden often falls on the family. An aging parent or grandparent will not always ask for additional help, and so it is up to family members to recognize that loved ones need assistance.
|Gainesville (FL) Sun|
Discovering the secret to living longer
Companionship, intellectual stimulation, exercise, clean diet are the principles many locals live by.
Caregiving for parents: What it can cost
Itís a responsibility that can exact a stiff financial penalty: Women who take time off or quit work to care for a loved one lose an average of $324,044 in lifetime wages, pension and Social Security benefits, according to a 2011 study by the MetLife institute; for men, the average loss is $283,716.
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