Monthly Archives January 2016

Healthy Tips for Those Battling Diabetes

You can’t control everything that can impact your health, such as your genetic makeup, your age, or even your family history of diabetes. However, you can take steps to reach your full health potential, adding years to your life and improving its quality, even if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Even if you suffer from Diabetes, leading a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be as hard as you may think if you adhere to these easy tips from the American Heart Association. 1) Choose a healthy lifestyle By managing your weight through proper nutrition and regular physical activity, quitting smoking, and finding
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Stay Golden: Making the Best of Long-Term Care Facilities

Long-term care facilities are never a fun discussion topic, because of how delicate a conversation they can be.  As we grow older, it’s the last thing we want to think about, but as a loved one grows older, it’s something we’ll eventually have to consider. There’s no facility that’s going to take care of our loved ones as well as we do.  However, staying engaged and involved with our loved ones’ care will only help the facility provide the best care possible.  We recommend considering facilities that are well-kept with a vibrant, welcoming staff and wealth of activities available for residents.  When vetting potential
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The Continuum of Long-Term Care

 Hootie’s Take: Proper planning can allow you to maximize your time at home before considering costly long-term care facilities. Many receive long-term care at their homes or at community centers or adult day care centers. Institutionalized living is not always required, and proper long-term care planning may allow one to remain at home longer than otherwise possible. For many, staying at home will be preferable during the transition when more long-term care assistance starts to be needed. However, additional options along the continuum of care include assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and nursing homes. Though some of these may be
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