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How Much Exercise Can Increase Brain Functions in Seniors?

A new study published by the Journal of Neurology: Clinical Practice suggests that seniors need 52 hours of exercise over a 6-month period to boost their reasoning skills and the […]

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Finding the Right ALF

When we were growing up, our parents took care of us. As they age, the responsibility is passed to us to help take care of them. For a while you […]

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Medicare Advantage Will Allow In-home Care as Supplemental Benefit in 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that non-skilled, in-home care services will be allowed as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. This […]

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Aging and Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as a pain that persists for several months and sometimes years, sending signals to the nervous system that the body is in distress or great anguish. […]

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Seniors Considered High Risk With Regard to Flu Complications

Getting the flu usually means spending several days at home away from friends and co-workers. Most healthy people will recover from the flu in about two weeks with proper home […]

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The Importance of a Local Primary Doctor for Seasonal Residents

Southwest Florida enjoys a substantial inflow during the winter and early spring months especially. When seasonal residents experience an injury or become ill, they are often unsure as to whom […]

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Recognizing and Understanding Depression in Seniors

Depression is one of the most common illnesses faced people all age groups across the United States. Sometimes, however, it goes completely undetected and therefore, untreated. There are known challenges […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

As we enter National Nutrition Month, it is a good time to take inventory of your diet to assess caloric intake, serving sizes, total fat, and any needed improvements to […]

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Checklist: Is Your Elderly Loved One’s Home Safe?

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission says over 600,000 elderly Americans are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year, for injuries that occurred at home. Many of these injuries were […]

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Tips to Help the Elderly Fight Depression During the Holidays and Beyond

The holidays are supposed to be a happy time – at least that is what society says. But, the reality is that some people may be going through a tough […]

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Essential Holiday Tips When Visiting Elderly Family Members

  Providing proper care for the elderly is an ever-growing topic. Caregiving can be challenging, but caregiving at a distance poses additional challenges. Many times, caregivers are only able to […]

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3 Must-Follow Tips on Hurricane Preparedness

Earlier this month, Southwest Florida dodged Hurricane Matthew as it tore through the eastern coast of Florida and ran up the Atlantic seaboard before moving out to sea – causing […]

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Free Healthcare Presentation – Inpatient v. Observation Status in the Hospital

  Do you know there is a difference when the hospital considers you to be in observation as a patient compared to being admitted as an inpatient? Your status can […]

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An Interview with Our Speech Pathologist: Nicole Lombrillo, MS, CCC-SLP, LSVT LOUD Certified

MPCH Team: How long have you been in the health care field? Nicole: “I started my health care career in 1998.” MPCH Team: What made you want to become a […]

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Caregivers Need Rest and Care, Too

All of us have been in a caregiver role at some point in our lives and many of us are currently caring for their children, family and aging parents. These generous individuals […]

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