The Gist of Geriatric Care

There are some common questions that come up for aging adults and their families including: What age is geriatric? What is geriatric care and why should I see a geriatric doctor? What is geriatric care management? What is geriatric rehab, and how does it differ from geriatric wellness? Many older…

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Emotional Wellness & Aging

Authored by Sydney Moore, Owner & Occupational Therapist; a reflection of "Emotional Wellness & Aging," presented by Amber Wilson of Ananda Mental Wellness & Yoga. What does emotional wellness mean to you? What does emotional wellness entail? The National Institutes of Health defines Emotional Wellness as the ability to successfully…

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Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

Whether you celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or Christmas, the holiday season is around the corner! As we begin gift shopping for our loved ones, many of us question what to buy the older adults in our lives. Maybe you’ve asked your loved one about their wish list and received an answer…

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Building the Care Team

If you wanted to build a house, what’s the first thing you would do? The first thing you might do is ask around for some recommendations on a builder. Because we all know the builder is responsible for the entire home project from start to finish, so it’s important to…

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Staying Connected

Socializing is one of the primary ways that we stay both physically and emotionally well as we age. Social isolation can also lead to detrimental health effects including increased risk of dementia, heart disease, stroke and depression. Strengthening social connections can help older adults to achieve emotional wellness and diminish…

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When You Can’t Wait

Learning to treat & manage incontinence with aging adultswith guest author, Mollie Hammer, PT, DPT Urinary Incontinence (UI) is the loss of bladder control due to the inability to control when and how urination happens. Not only can this be an overwhelming issue for aging adults and caregivers, it can…

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5 Tips for Older Adults on Staying Active During COVID and Beyond!

Guest Author, Kassi Schuppe, PT, DPT, CSMT COVID has impacted all of us in some fashion and it likely has changed your routine or your ability to stay active during this time, due to gym closures, closing of pools, cancellation of events, etc. However, this time has definitely impacted those 65+…

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Unique Needs Require Creative Solutions

Research suggests seniors have a higher rate of chronic disease, an estimated 77% of older adults have at least two chronic diseases. In addition to chronic illness, older adults are at a greater risk of falls resulting in injury or death. Evidence suggests an older adults succumbs to a fall…

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Storm Preparation for Seniors

Iowa's most recent derecho had me thinking about how we prepare our aging adults for inclement weather and the aftermath of a storm. The high wind event that left thousands without power and many aging adults without access to oxygen concentrators, refrigeration for insulin and other basic necessities to manage…

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Supporting Mom & Dad at Home

Aging in place is an important topic with 90% of seniors intending to stay at home for the next 5-10 years. There is a large number of aging adults wanting to stay at home, but up to 25% of seniors aren’t confident in their ability to live independently or aren’t…

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