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Detecting and Managing Hearing Loss in Seniors

As we get older, the nerve circuits in the inner ear deteriorate. The nerves that carry information to the brain and the nerves that filter and refine sound eventually become less proficient. It takes longer to decode sound signals. The filters that purify the sound do not work as well, so background noise can become […]
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Bathing Challenges for Seniors and Tips to Prevent Falls

Getting in and out of the tub can be an arduous task for some older adults, even when their restrooms are equipped with safety equipment to assist them. University of Michigan’s Medical School’s Division of Geriatric Medicine completed a study of people aged 60 and older, to examine how they climbed in and out of […]
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CMS Announces Pre-Claim Program Delayed in Florida

A day before the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) was scheduled to begin (on April 1, 2017) in the state of Florida, the program has been delayed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced recently. The delay could translate into substantial changes to the demonstration, including the possibility that it will become optional for […]
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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 in recognizing and understanding depression in order to treat it in a timely, positive, and medically appropriate way. Identifying the signs of depression and getting […]
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