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Hope Lives: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths? It claims more lives than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage Plans Closer to Covering Long-Term Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in May that Medicare Advantage plans can expand their coverage of supplemental benefits. Starting in 2019, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to offer coverage of services like respite care, non-hospice palliative … Continue reading

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Funding your Skilled Nursing Facility Stay

We’ve spent all week celebrating skilled nursing care and paying tribute to our amazing staff, residents and families. The American Health Care Association, who established this special week back in 1967, says NSNCW provides an opportunity to recognize the role of … Continue reading

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Beating Alzheimer’s

Last week we talked about green leafy vegetables‘ role in improving brain function. Today we’ll explore another delicious vegetable that may prove to be the cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Beets. Beets are root vegetables with striking purplish-red flesh. They’re delicious … Continue reading

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Maximize your Visit with Grandma

  Loneliness is a real issue for residents in nursing homes. They are far from their families and everything familiar. Even though they are surrounded by people—residents and staff who sometimes become cherished friends—there is no replacement for family. Family … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters and the Elderly

I just came across a fascinating article published this month by Wynne Parry in Live Science regarding the effect of natural disasters on the elderly. Heat waves, storm flooding aggravated by rising sea levels and other extreme events associated with … Continue reading

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