The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss


There are many reasons why older Americans should be tested and treated for hearing loss – some less apparent while other are more serious. According to a study released by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), untreated hearing loss has been linked to depression and social isolation in older adults. NCOA published the results of a survey of over 2,300 hearing impaired adults 50 years of age or older and found that compared with hearing aid users, those with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report depression and

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Four Benefits to working with the Professional Home Buyer


For many older Americans, choosing to move into a senior community is not an easy choice. There are many other decisions that need to be made like finding the right community and choosing what belongings are necessary. But one of the most stressful experience for a senior can be the sale of the family home. There...

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Communicating about Assisted Living during a Crisis


By Tim Hodge, CSA Ideally, we have conversations with our parents while they are still young and healthy. The two references can help improve your chances of having those difficult conversations. We’ve seen several examples where families were unsuccessful in having important conversations with their aging loved ones in advance of needing to make decisions. The unfortunate...

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The Difference Between Mental Illness and Aging


It’s important to be aware of differences between age and elderly mental illness. It's possible that some symptoms of mental illness and aging can overlap. Seniors are at high risk for severe anxiety and depression, so it is crucial to detect symptoms early. All age groups face challenges speaking with their primary care physicians about...

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Inspired by His Own Experience, Chris Graham Opens Home Helpers Business in Austin


When Chris Graham’s mother took a turn for the worst in 2016, he found himself 23 hours away trying to hire someone he felt he could trust to provide her with in-home care. That experience is what inspired him to pursue opening his own in-home care company. Now Graham is pleased to announce the launch...

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