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Falls are Serious and Costly

¬†Each year millions,of older people, those 65 years and older- FALL. In fact, one out of three older people falls each year, but less than half ever tell their doctor.¬† Some Facts: -One out of every 5 falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury. -Each year, 2.5 million older …

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Pet Ownership for Older Adults

According to a survey done in 2019 by the American Pet Products Association 67% of Americans, just under 85 million people, own a pet. We see the value of companionship and compassion brought by pet ownership. Pet ownership has been associated with improved mental and cardiovascular health, among other benefits, as explored in THIS ARTICLE …

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Summer Planning and Hot Weather Safety

As the summer season comes into full swing, it is important for our community to consider how to plan activities to be as safe and enjoyable as possible. This Article written by Heidi Petermeier from the University of Nevada at Reno covers a wide range of considerations when planning outdoor activities. The Eastern Shore offers …

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Overview of Home Health Care

THIS ARTICLE by the National Institute on Aging provides an explanation of home care as well as what services are provided, where to look for services, and what payment options are available. We are seeing an influx of home care patients on the Eastern Shore, and known many older adults and their families are looking …

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High Blood Pressure

Many people, regardless of age, sex, or race, have high blood pressure. Also known as Hypertension, this condition can cause dizziness, vertigo, a racing heart, confusion, and even nose bleeds. However, it is often dubbed “The Silent Killer” because often those with the condition feel perfectly fine. THIS ARTICLE by the National Institute on Aging …

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