Hearing Loss in Aging Adults

One in 3 adults over age 65 has hearing loss. It is potentially the most common problem associated with aging. Older people who can’t hear well become depressed, or they may withdraw from others because they feel frustrated or embarrassed about not understanding what is being said. Sometimes, older people are mistakenly thought to be confused, […]

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Statewide Expansion for the STAR Center

Since their humble beginnings in borrowed space, located in the basement of West Jackson Elementary School,The STAR Center has been on a mission. That mission is to help any person with any disability realize theirpotential. This has enabled them to impact tens of thousands of families since their founding in 1988. In thebeginning, there were […]

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Pet Therapy

The National Center for Biotechnology Information states: “Almost 65% of American households have at least one pet. That means that your loved one likely has benefited at some point from having a pet in their lives. If this was a positive experience for them, you might want to consider some form of pet therapy for […]

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Depression and Alcoholism in Aging Adults

Depression and alcoholism commonly coincide for all affected age groups. Many times, one proves to be a result of the other. These two disorders occur simultaneously in more than 8% of the older population. Not only changes in the body, but also changes in the mind may be attributed. Depression is not a “natural” part […]

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Nutrition for Aging Adults: What’s for dinner?

Nutrition is important for all age ranges. Just like gas for a vehicle, what we eat powers everything that keeps us going. However, as we age, our bodies have different fuel requirements. Not only does a person’s healthy nutrition provide energy and weight moderation, it also helps combat certain diseases (e.g. osteoporosis and diabetes). Malnutrition […]

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Understanding The Teach-Back Method

Drastically improve your patients’ understanding of their care! In all settings, and particularly home care, effective health education is necessary. Far too often, patients are discharged from hospitals and other facilities lacking valuable understanding of essential material. Health literacy is the “capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate […]

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Long-Term Care: CHOICES

Day-by-day, many families are faced with home care decisions regarding an elderly or disabled family member. Numerous questions arise, and, as a result, a number of different options and outcomes. How can one know which direction is best for their loved one? Typically, the primary of these challenges family members encounter is financially related since […]

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