February Is All About Heart Health!

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. Heart disease is not a picky disease. In fact, it can affect anyone, anywhere. However, adults age 65 and older are much more likely than younger age groups to suffer a heart attack, to have a stroke, or to…

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February Is All About Heart Health!

Black History Month: Historically Unequal Policies and Disparities

Black History Month celebrates the many accomplishments of members of the African American community. Although this month is exceptionally observed, it is critical to bring awareness to the social and health disparities and the historically inequitable policies that affect older African Americans in long-term care. Race-Related Stress and the Impact on African American Seniors Research…

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Black History Month: Historically Unequal Policies and Disparities

Post-Holiday Blues: Maneuver Through COVID Shadows

Holiday seasons are often described as a time of warmth and happiness. It is a time for some people to meet their families and friends, and for some others, it is a time for a celebration. However, for some people, holidays can be a period of loneliness, depression, and sadness, especially during this pandemic era….

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Post-Holiday Blues: Maneuver Through COVID Shadows

On Deciding to Vaccinate Against COVID-19

As we shift closer to reaching the one-year mark of COVID-19, the pandemic continues to puzzle us. The recent holiday season supplied a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of several different variants of the virus. Recently, vaccines have become available for emergency use in the United States. While we continue fighting COVID-19 and…

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On Deciding to Vaccinate Against COVID-19

Elder Neglect: What is it, and what can you do about it?

Neglect of those living in long-term care facilities and those living in the community is an important topic to understand. There are many forms of neglect and a wide variety of signs to look out for. This may make it very difficult to spot instances of neglect. Fortunately, there are steps that friends, family, neighbors,…

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Elder Neglect: What is it, and what can you do about it?

Creating Holiday Joy in the Shadow of a Pandemic

We are in a “shadow” this year: the shadow of isolation, loneliness, and boredom of the panic and shutdowns. The pandemic has left nothing untouched. This includes our treasured winter holidays. As county and state officials begin adding restrictions back to gathering sizes, questions will come up about what to do about holiday celebrations. How…

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Creating Holiday Joy in the Shadow of a Pandemic

COVID-19 and Increased Elder Abuse Risks

If the situation is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Professionals expect that for every case of adult abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. This is a devastating expectation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the coronavirus, more and more older adults are isolated and self-neglected than ever. Not only…

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COVID-19 and Increased Elder Abuse Risks