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ERS to Hold Women's Health Event in Madisonville on July 16

As one of the premier providers of affordable senior housing and retirement care in Cincinnati, women’s health — particularly, the health of senior women — is of great importance to us. To that end, we at Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) make concerted efforts to continually promote women’s health and senior women’s health in the community.

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The Little Lies We Tell Aging Parents Who Are Suffering from Dementia

Many of us who deal with aging parents suffering from dementia have faced the difficulty of imparting to them bad news, or of trying to convince them to accept care that they need when they can no longer live independently. Sometimes, these conservations can become quite heated.

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Want a Better Senior Lifestyle? Be Proactive About Your Health

American healthcare is moving towards a “help yourself” mentality that encourages everyone– even seniors– to become proactive about their own health.

The new age of healthcare that has followed the Affordable Care Act has placed much of the responsibility on the individual to keep his body in the best physical shape possible so that he may avoid chronic or fatal illnesses during his senior life.  In response to this, many hospitals and other care providers have initiated prevention and wellness programs to help patients become proactive about their health.

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Powerful Tools for Long-Distance Caregivers

The chances are good that, at some point, you will be in the position of having to provide some sort of care for a loved one—a child, spouse or parent. It’s even more likely that you’re going to find yourself trying to oversee the care of an aging parent who lives out-of-state.

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There May Be a New Health Menace for Older Men

Older men may be surprised to learn they have a particularly menacing health risk to worry about in atrial fibrillation (commonly known as AFib).

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Men's Health Month Brings up Concerns for Seniors

Most people entering their golden years find that their body is moving a little slower these days. For men, however, there are a few distinctive health concerns to start thinking about on top of the general wear and tear.

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Uncovering the Secrets of Living Well with Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting seniors in the United States, but it is also one of the most mysterious. According to the Society for Women’s Health Research, arthritis complicates life for about 70 million people in the United States, yet recent polls show that there are even odds that someone just beginning to feel the effects of the condition would be able to recognize their symptoms as arthritis. A not inconsiderable number of Americans (about 15% of poll respondents) know nothing at all about the disease.

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More Cincinnati Seniors May Soon Be Taking Statin

Until recently, health related cholesterol guidelines had remained stagnant, but recent trends in health care has prompted new studies and a sweeping reassessment of our understanding of cholesterol, how it impacts heart disease, and how it should be treated.

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Cincinnati Seniors May Find that Exercise Is a Lifesaver

It has long been known that exercise isn’t just good for the body and the mind, it’s essential. The benefits of daily physical activity cannot be overstated. No matter how older you are, regular exercise can lead to a healthier, longer, and fuller life.

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Stroke Education Imperative for Cincinnati Retirement Communities

Stroke is one of today’s leading causes of death, fourth in the United States, but it’s one of the least discussed and recognizable health conditions for one of the highest risk populations—women.

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