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8 home safety tips for seniors | STEPS Home Care NY & CT

This is the first of two blog posts regarding senior safety and home care.  Our first post will concentrate on preventing physical injury, such as falls.  Next week's post will focus on "Seasonal...
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Yoga for All Ages - Yes Seniors Too!

Yoga is for Everyone

Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation-relaxation. The art of practicing Yoga was first mentioned in ancient India...

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Pet Therapy Benefits Seniors and Home Care Recipients

"Happiness is a warm puppy."  Charles Shultz (cartoonist, Peanuts)

It is common knowledge that owning a pet has many physical and mental benefits for people of all ages.  Research shows that it...

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No Way to Sugercoat It... Dementia Leads to a Sweet Tooth

 

The changes in the brain during the progression of Dementia can lead to intense cravings for sugary foods. Read more to find out why your loved one with Dementia may be craving sugar-laden foods...

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What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance in NY & CT

What Happened to Long-Term Care Insurance? 

In the 1990s, more than 100 insurers sold traditional Long-Term Care (LTC) policies and now fewer than 15 insurance companies still do. In the past, LTC...

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"Help! I've fallen, and I can't get up!"

Medical Alert Systems: Reassurance for Those with Memory Loss and a Risk of Falling 

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Dig In - Visiting a Farmer’s Market is a Great Way for Seniors to Connect with their Local Community

“Farmers Markets are a great way to find local produce and artisan food products while also connecting with your community.  The importance of supporting local farmers while enjoying the benefits...

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"May I Have the Car Keys Please?"

Addressing Declining Cognitive Ability & Driving Issues

When to have the conversation with an aging loved one, or friend, that it isn't safe to drive any more isn't easy, especially when the...

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Medicare Advantage to pay for non-skilled home care

Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a call letter finalizing their policy to begin paying for private-duty, non-skilled home care services as a supplemental benefit...

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President Trump passed the Montreal cognitive assessment (MOCa) test to prove he did not have dementia. Curious? Try a few sample questions below...

“In an effort to disprove theories that he is mentally unfit and in cognitive decline, President Trump passed a voluntary cognitive assessment test Friday meant to assess his mental reflexes,”...

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