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Honoring Nursing Assistants

In June Nursing Assistants are nationally recognized for their importance to the field of medicine. As our nation of baby boomers ages, the importance of having excellent nursing assistants cannot be understated. What Is A Nursing Assistant? Nursing assistants work under the supervision and direction of RN’s, LPN’s and other medical staff members. Nursing Assistants

It’s Up to You to Make a Difference on Diabetes Alert Day

March 24th is Diabetes Alert Day, as declared by the American Diabetes Association. They chose this day in connection with a number of other associations and coalitions that have asked us all to join them in finding 1 million people who are living with diabetes but don’t know it. Could you be 1 in a

Why Are Flu Shots So Important?

Flu season is upon us and it is extremely important that seniors and those with certain health issues get vaccinated as soon as possible. FAQ’s About Flu Shots When Can I Get The Flu Shot? Get your flu shot now – Flu shots can be given generally from September through the entire winter. The sooner

Sleep Disorders in the Elderly

As we age, our bodies change and often creating sleep disorders in the elderly. Doctors suggest that adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night, yet there are many reasons why this doesn’t happen for many seniors. How Deal With Sleep Disorders In The Elderly Sleep disorders in the elderly are common; but, there are

What is Scleroderma?

It is most likely that you have never heard of scleroderma unless you or a loved one has been diagnosed. Scleroderma is defined as an auto-immune disease that affects the connective tissue. One of the most visible symptoms is hardening of skin. Facts About Scleroderma According to the Scleroderma Foundation there are a number of

Nursing Assistants

Nursing positions are available at a multitude of levels; all depending upon how much time and education is put into learning the skills of the nurse you want to be. Nursing is one field that is continuously growing as a resource for young and upcoming job seekers, mainly due to the increased number of Baby

When Is It Time To Ask For Help? Social Workers’ Roles

It is the role of a social worker to be there for those who need to ask for help; often utilizing local resources to help clients. Learning what is available to you and your family is vital and a social worker or caregiving specialist can provide resources to make everyone’s quality of life better. When

Are You At Risk For A Stroke?

What is a stroke? When blood flow is blocked or cut off from reaching the brain, the brain becomes depleted of oxygen and brain cells begin to die off almost immediately; causing an ischemic stroke. Ischemic strokes are the most common types of stroke and can happen due to various reason with a blood clot in

Music and Dementia

Music and Dementia, Activating the Mind Music has a way of connecting with the mind; it has been found to be extremely helpful and calming to those with dementia. Numerous studies have shown that utilizing music to work with those with dementia in a variety of ways is extremely successful; including helping caregivers to calm

Divorced Seniors – Finding a New Life in the Golden Years

The life of divorced seniors is not unlike the life of many divorced people in today’s world. However, they are often left dealing with not only the typical issues of divorce but also facing being alone while aging and facing health issues. Susan L. Brown, PhD, a professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University