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Senior Care 101: Levels of Care, Explained

Senior care isn’t a single type of care.

In fact, it represents an entire spectrum, from community-based or in-home services designed to help seniors age in place, to lifestyle-focused communities that provide older people an easier-going, worry-free retirement, to residential nursing and memory care for elderly people who can no longer safely provide for themselves.

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10 Tips to Prevent Senior Financial Abuse

According to experts like Forbes, one of the biggest forms of abuse that elder members of our society are experiencing these days isn't necessarily physical in nature. Forbes recently reported that a new study revealed that elderly people are swindled to the tune of over $36 billion dollars on an annual basis—more than 12 times what researchers previously thought. If you want to make sure that your elderly parent is being well taken care of all throughout their senior life, there are a few key things that you need to consider regarding how their finances are handled.

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How US Senior Life Compares to Other Nations Around the Globe

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there will be over two billion people aged 60 or older, worldwide, by 2050. That's a staggering number of people who will need additional care and it represents, as the WHO noted, both a challenge and an opportunity.

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Seniors Need to Get Savvy about Financial Planning

In this world of escalating expense, can seniors afford to live comfortably? Senior life frees a person from the hustle that comes with maintaining a job, but it can also create financial chaos.

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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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Senior Life is What You Make of It

You could look at aging as getting older or see it as freedom to do the things you didn’t have time for when you were working a 9-to-5 and raising your family. As George Burns said, “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” Senior life is what you make of it, despite creaky joints or the occasional flare up of arthritis.

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Wonderful Chefs Make Living in These Retirement Communities a Treat

Residents of the Marjorie P. Lee and Deupree House retirement communities in Cincinnati know good cuisine. Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) takes great care to make sure that residents are getting not only the proper nutrition, but that they have exciting, scrumptious dining options every day. Having expert chefs at the helm in each retirement center’s culinary department certainly helps.

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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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