Understanding Osteoporosis Symptoms in the Elderly

Bones form the strong framework holding our bodies together. Although they appear solid on the outside, a look inside reveals spongy tissue that resembles a honeycomb. Our bone tissue regularly renews: Old bone breaks down, while allowing space for new tissue growth. This process moves at a faster pace during youth, slows down in your…

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How Can Loneliness Affect Senior Health?

According to the US Census Bureau, about one-third of seniors live by themselves. Another report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) found that 25 percent of adults age 65 and older experience loneliness. Recent studies have found that social isolation and lonely feelings put older adults at higher risk for dementia…

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Answers to Your Questions

Get the Facts on the COVID-19 Vaccine We’re sharing this presentation from AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, to help our residents, staff and their families make educated decisions. Click Below to Download Presentation For additional FAQs from The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, please click here.

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Dangers of Flu Season for the Elderly

While anyone can be affected by the flu, seniors are particularly vulnerable. According to the CDC, 70 to 85 percent of all flu-related fatalities involve adults over age 65. Similarly, about 70 percent of all patients hospitalized with flu symptoms are senior citizens. Multiple factors put seniors at increased risk. It’s more difficult for an…

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