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The Unique Challenges of Being a Caregiver for a Grandparent

Grandchildren probably aren’t the first people you think of when you envision family caregivers. But the truth is that one in 12 grandchildren acts as a caregiver for a grandparent.

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What Immunizations Should Older Adults Discuss with Their Doctors?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an observance held to raise awareness about the important role vaccinations play in preventing serious illnesses and saving lives. Many people associate immunizations with infants and young children, but vaccines are not just for kids. Older adults have some important ones they need, too.

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How to Select a Primary Care Doctor for a Senior

If you are trying to help a senior loved one find a new primary care physician, the process might be a little more involved than you’d imagined. A recent medical diagnosis—such as heart disease, diabetes, or Alzheimer’s—can further complicate the search.

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Handling Hurricanes: How Senior Living Communities Prepare

Experts from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration project an active 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. At senior living communities like Sunrise, preparing for natural disasters involves thoughtful planning from seasoned, multi-disciplinary teams in order to be ready to respond and support residents during a storm. 

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5 Summer Scams That Target Seniors

Door-to-door scams heat up as the mercury rises. During warm spring and summer days, swindlers are more likely to make the rounds. Unfortunately, older adults are often the target of these types of scams.

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How Sports Can Help Grandparents Connect with Their Grandchildren

It can be tough for several generations of a family to find things in common. Spending time together, especially as kids reach their teen years, can be awkward. If families are separated by long distances, finding meaningful ways to bond is important.

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How to Help a Senior Safely Transition from the Hospital to Home

While adults aged 65 and older make up only 15–20 percent of the U.S. population, they account for close to 40 percent of hospital admissions. Older adults are also at high risk for being readmitted to the hospital. According to Medicare statistics, almost one fifth of seniors will be re-hospitalized within 30 days of being discharged.

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Should You Take a Parent With You to Tour Senior Living?

As you begin searching for assisted living communities for a senior family member, one question that often arises is whether you should bring them with you when you tour a community for the first time. If your loved one is excited to make this move, they might enjoy looking at every community with you.

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