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What Are Skilled Nursing Facilities, and How Do They Differ?


The truth is that skilled nursing facilities differ greatly. Many facilities licensed as skilled nursing have shared shower rooms, and they often fail to differentiate between a long-term stay patient and a short-term stay patient. Additionally, these facilities frequently use contract employees, and physician involvement may also be limited to one visit per week or...
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A Safe Home


Many older Americans are treated in the emergency room for injuries sustained at home. Some of these injuries could have been prevented if simple safety measures had been taken. There are a few things that will help make your home safer. Emergency numbers should be posted by each telephone in your home. Telephones should be located...
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Planning For Peace of Mind


It's something no one wants to think about, but everyone needs. Having it can ease worries and eliminate potential family conflicts. Not having it can force loved ones to make decisions they don't want to make, and then have to fight others over those decisions. The loss of a loved one is always difficult, and often...
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Put A Smile On Your Bank Account


Has your bank balance been looking a bit grim too often lately? Would you like to enjoy a better retirement and worry less about your financial situation? Your solution could be the home that you are living in. For most of us, our home represents a large part of our total assets. Surprisingly few homeowners, however,...
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Seniors Give Back


Everyone benefits from doing volunteer work. Seniors find it especially fulfilling. Volunteering contributes positively to your life. It’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Volunteering contributes to an active, healthy lifestyle. Research shows that volunteering increases mental health, lowers mortality rates, decreases depression and increases strength and energy. It’s a productive way to spend...
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