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What is a Bereavement Camp?

June 7, 2011
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As adults we know how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Imagine what the death of someone special must be like for children, most of whom have never met another child who has experienced a similar loss.

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Tips for Choosing a Personal Care Facility

May 31, 2011
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Deciding when your loved one requires the additional care of a personal care/assisted living facility is never easy, but it helps to know what you're looking for and what makes one place a better fit than another.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for an Aging Mom

May 3, 2011
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With Mother's Day right around the corner - this Sunday, May 8 in case you forgot - you might be racking your brain to come up with a good idea for mom, especially if she's getting a little older and "already has everything she needs" (her words, not yours).

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5 Stats on Seniors in PA

April 12, 2011
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It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words. What's seldom mentioned, however, is that numbers and statistics can tell significant stories as well.

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3 Facts About Senior Care

April 5, 2011
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With the youngest members of the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age, the need for senior health services is only going to increase in the coming years. In addition, the services provided will undoubtedly progress.

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5 Spring Activities for Seniors

March 29, 2011
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Spring is an exciting time of the year, since it usually means an end to the snowy winter and ushers in the sunshine of summer. Along with the warmer temperatures, spring also brings a number of opportunities to enjoy some different activities with mom, dad, grandma or grandpa.

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Explaining Medicare's Quality Care Indicators

March 22, 2011
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With so many options and a potentially less than concrete understanding of what's what, deciding where to get necessary skilled nursing care isn't always the easiest decision. To help provide a starting point for your search, Medicare developed a Quality Rating System that is based on three sources of information: Health Inspections, Staffing and Quality Measures.

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What Exactly is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?

March 15, 2011
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Despite our best efforts, we in the senior care field are occasionally guilty of assuming everyone knows the definitions of everything we talk about (much like other industries). Case in point: Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs as we often refer to them.

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Balance Exercises for Seniors

March 8, 2011
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Every year, many seniors are hospitalized from falls usually due to loss of balance. Loss of balance typically comes from a lack of body strength and energy, which can often be improved by doing simple exercises around the house.

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8 Nutrition Tips for Seniors

March 1, 2011
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Happy National Nutrition Month!

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