Advance Health and Pet Decisions

The Only Things Certain in this World…Taxes and Death. It makes sense then that Tax Day and National Health Care Decisions Day are back to back – 15th and 16th. We all know the importance of making health care decisions in advance of a serious illness or accident. But have you thought about what will […]

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The bottom line on colon cancer

The bottom line on colon cancer…Colon cancer kills 50,000 Americans per year – that’s 1 out of every 23 people. Which is stupid because colon cancer is very curable when detected early. Regular routine screenings reduce your risk of late-stage diagnosis. You know the old saying; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. […]

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Sex, Seniors, and Assisted Living

It’s February and romance is in the air. Not just for the young but also for the young at heart. It may come as a surprise to you, but older adults still have sex. Not everybody embraces the idea (pun intended). So, if you find a new partner while living in assisted living, be ready […]

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Is it Winter Blues or Something Else?

Feeling a little down and tired these days? Wondering if it’s post-holiday blues or the winter-time blahs? Perhaps you’re one of the hundreds experiencing fatigue, irritability, and disrupted sleep in the dark days of winter. Cloudy days and long dark nights mess with our body’s circadian rhythms causing interrupted sleep. Sleep deprivation is dangerous for all […]

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5 Positive Reasons for Moving During the Holidays

Five Positive Reasons for Moving During the Holidays It’s common for families to “wait until after the holidays” to move their elderly loved one to assisted or supportive living. They say, “I just want mom to have one more holiday in her home.” I get it, there’s an overwhelming emotional attachment to the idea of home-for-the-holidays. […]

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