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Low cost ways to improve your home to keep it safe

There’s nothing like being in your own home as you age. But for many seniors, the home they love is just not safe with too many stairs, lots of rugs, bathtubs that they have to step into and clutter.
But, there are simple low cost improvements that can be made that will improve the safety […]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Low cost ways to improve your home to keep it safe

Heat stress: Tips for seniors to stay cool when temps rise

With summer temperatures already unseasonably hot, it is important for seniors and their caregivers to take precautions to prevent heat stress.
Seniors’ bodies do not adapt as well to extreme temperature changes as younger people. They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat and they are […]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Heat stress: Tips for seniors to stay cool when temps rise

Sweepstakes, lottery schemes devastate victims with evolving tactics

Sweepstakes and prize scams bilked $117 million out of half a million North Americans in 2017, according to a new report by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The fraud also concentrates on senior citizens, who also suffer the most losses.

The report – “Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Scams: A Better Business Bureau Study of How ‘Winners’ Lose […]

By |June 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Sweepstakes, lottery schemes devastate victims with evolving tactics

What not to say to an isolated, lonely older adult

Many older, lonely adults find themselves in this cycle of compounded loss, but it should never be considered the norm for this stage of life.

Loneliness and social isolation are now believed to be as dangerous to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and surpass the mortality risks of obesity. A 2017 SCAN […]

By |June 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What not to say to an isolated, lonely older adult

Chronic hip or knee pain? Help is available.

Dr. Stephen Duncan, a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon with UK Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, knows about hip and knee pain.
He will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatments for hip and knee arthritis and new technologies in hip and knee replacement at a free information session from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, June 19 at the Lexington Senior […]

By |June 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Chronic hip or knee pain? Help is available.

Pneumonia immunization is less common among seniors in rural areas, but pharmacists could help

Pharmacists play a significant role in getting rural people vaccinated for pneumonia, and presumably other diseases, more so than in urban areas, according to a study by the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center at the University of Kentucky.

Kentucky Health News reporter Melissa Patrick writes that a study has found pneumonia immunization is less […]

By |June 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Pneumonia immunization is less common among seniors in rural areas, but pharmacists could help