Drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly is a rapidly growing health problem in the United States. Addiction among people 65 and up is often underestimated and under-diagnosed, which can prevent them from getting the help they need. According to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, substance abuse among senior citizens can be classified into two general forms: the “hardy survivor,” or those who have been abusing substances …
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According to the National Cancer Institute, tea is one of the most ancient and popular beverages consumed around the world. It’s said that tea can be used to prevent cancer, however the UK Research Center for Cancer claims there is not enough evidence that supports the statement that green tea can reduce the risk for cancer. However there are many benefits to drinking tea. Compounds in green tea can improve …
We know the holidays can be stressful. Here are some helpful tips to lessen that stress. And as you make your to-do-list, we ask you to consider sending a card/photo, and/or planning a visit to a loved one in an assisted living or memory care community. Read More.
We would like to honor all the women and men who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Here’s a bit more about the history of Veterans Day. Read More.
Having your medication organized is really important, especially when you have a hectic schedule. Clutter is often the culprit when it comes to disorganization. It can be stressful, resulting in feelings of anxiety. During a long illness, there are lots of papers, forms, invoices, bills, medical reports, etc., to deal with. It’s essential to organize that physical clutter to avoid mistakes in taking your medications. By following these three tips …
New studies suggest that getting more vitamin A in your diet is tied to a lower risk for squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer. Read More.
National Assisted Living Week is an opportunity to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. We have lots of special plans as we celebrate throughout the week. Read More.
National Health Center Week is August 4-10, 2019. It seeks to raise awareness about the work being done to address the most pressing health care issues in our communities. Read More.
We’ll be at the Odyssey Conference in Duluth later this month. This two-day forum brings together trusted sources on aging and disability services. It offers opportunities to learn and connect with our industry colleagues. Read More.
Summer is a great time to be reminded of the importance of eating your fruits and vegetables. So many are in season and at their peak of flavor. This year we were thrilled to have received a grant from the Carver County SHIP program to plant vegetables in raised beds. Read More.