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Happily Ever Aging
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Everything you need to know about caring for your loved one - at home or at a senior living community.

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How to Avoid the Flu as a Senior

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 26th, 2012

Avoid the Flu! Although familiarity can lead to contempt, the flu is not a laughing matter. Symptoms of flu include fever, headaches, sore throats, and chills. In more serious cases, complications from flu can include pneumonia, ear infections, and even the exacerbation of preexisting medical conditions. As a senior, you should take particular care to avoid the flu because you are at more risk than most people. Whether you live at home, or at in independent living community in TN, keep these tips in mind!

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A Brief History of United Methodist Homes

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 24th, 2012

United Methodist Homes provides professional assisted and independent living, short term rehab and skilled nursing care in CT, as well as skilled nursing care in IN and dementia and memory care assisted living in TN. As a forerunner in senior living, you will find an established senior community in the network of UMH facilities. Discover the difference in retirement facilities that nearly 125 years of experience can provide.

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Do it Yourself Safety Tips for Senior Citizens

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 11th, 2012

Safety Tips to Remember Most senior citizens feel comfortable in their own homes or senior living communities. However, this comfort can also lead to a reduced awareness of hazards that can lead to a painful injury. By taking the time to increase the safety of your home you will help prevent injuries to yourself and your loved ones. 

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Caring for Someone with Diabetes

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 7th, 2012

Managing diabetes means creating and maintaining a system of routines to help address the problem from all angles. This means more than simply taking regular blood sugar tests and taking insulin as necessary; this means a complete change in lifestyle and long-established habits. Doing these things is already difficult if you are the diabetic, and can be even more so if you are taking care of a senior with diabetes. Fortunately, there are simple, concrete steps that you can take to improve the quality of care for your loved one.

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Fall Prevention - 5 Tips to Help Prevent Falls

By: Elizabeth Bemis
August 28th, 2012

As people get older in their 70s, 80s and beyond, they begin to become more physically frail. One of the concerns along with becoming frail is that they might slip and fall. While a fall to a younger person might only result in a bruise, the consequences of a fall to an elderly parent can be severely detrimental. Whether your parents are in assisted living in IN or still in their family home, here are some ways that you can help them avoid falls.

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Caring for Someone with Arthritis

By: Elizabeth Bemis
August 21st, 2012

If a loved one, like a parent, has recently been diagnosed with arthritis, you may be unsure of what to do next. Luckily, arthritis is not a life-threatening illness, but it can still be painful and impact someone's quality of life.

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Tips for Elderly Nutrition Needs

By: Elizabeth Bemis
August 16th, 2012

As people age, their nutritional needs vary. A 2-year-old does not need the same things as a 20-year-old, and a 20-year-old does not need the same things as an 80-year-old. It is important to understand that the elderly have very specific nutritional needs.

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Caring for Someone with Huntington's Disease

By: Elizabeth Bemis
August 14th, 2012

Huntington's disease is a brain disorder, hereditary, and one that is going to require long-term care at some stage of the person's life. HD generally begins to affect those who have the disorder between the ages of 30 years and 50 years.

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Everyday Healthy Heart Tips

By: Elizabeth Bemis
August 8th, 2012

As we age, heart disease becomes a clear fact of life that has to be dealt with. Whether your parent is living with heart disease or not, having a heart-healthy lifestyle is valuable. Retirement living doesn't have to mean sitting around being bored all day; on the contrary, it can be a vibrant and lively time of life with the right habits. Encourage your parent to stick with these healthy living tips.

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The Importance of Exercise for Elderly

By: Elizabeth Bemis
August 3rd, 2012

As people age, exercise becomes increasingly more important. Unfortunately, however, people tend to exercise less as they age. It is still important for the elderly to exercise. Even if they are unable to perform the vigorous fitness routines of their youth, they can still go for walks, swim, or enjoy workouts that feature yoga and Pilates.

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