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The Healing Power of Laughter: How Clowning Helps Patients with Dementia

Written by Dr. Amnon Raviv. This article originally appeared in Rhoda Goldman Plaza’s monthly publication The Olive Press. Medical clowning has been primarily identified with working with children in pediatrics wards in hospitals. But over the past decade, more and more medical clowns have been working with adults and with…

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Learn the Six Steps to Aging Gracefully at Home

Studies show that 90% of older adults say they wish to stay in their homes as they age. If you are one of them it’s time to start planning! Here are six steps you can take to set yourself up to age in place: Complete a home safety check One…

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70 Strong: New Sequoia Healthcare District Initiative Helps Seniors Stay Connected

This article was written by our friends at Peninsula Family Service and originally appeared here. Senior social isolation increases the risk of mortality; it affects the mental and physical well-being and leads to risky health behaviors. As we prepare for a growing population of older adults, Peninsula Family Service in…

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Seniors at Home Partners with Lyft to Help Seniors Stay Independent

Having the independence to plan our own schedules, visit friends, and engage with our community makes life sweet and fulfilling – especially as we age. That’s why Seniors At Home is pleased to announce that we have partnered with popular ride sharing service Lyft in order to help older adults and…

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Beating the Odds with Home Care: Max’s Story

After battling disease and major surgery, Max is beating the odds and living independently at home with the help of his Seniors At Home caregiver, Patricia. Watch Max’s story: Each year, Seniors At Home’s compassionate and highly trained caregivers help thousands of people like Max live independently at home. Whether you are…

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Why We Need to Face Our Own Mortality to Care for Others

This article was written by Redwing Keyssar, RN, Author, and Director of Palliative Care at Seniors At Home. Together with Jami Sieber, world renowned composer and cellist, Redwing will host a weekend-long palliative care workshop, Facing the Mirror of Mortality: Compassion and Presence in Our Living & Dying, in May…

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Prepare for a Happy, Healthy Retirement: 3 Steps to Take at Every Age

Enjoying your retirement does not automatically happen when you kiss the old job goodbye, despite what we may envision. Planning ahead can ensure you are set up for financial and personal well-being in your retirement years. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take at all…

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Why Everyone Needs an Advance Care Directive

If you had a medical emergency, and were unable to speak for yourself, would your loved ones know what you wanted? We often put off talking about—or even thinking about!—our own end-of-life care decisions because it can be so uncomfortable. It might be easier not to worry about it right…

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How to Talk to an Older Adult Who Refuses Care

“A Stranger in My House? No Way!” Watching a parent, spouse, or other loved one begin to struggle with the tasks of day-to-day living can bring up a range of feelings. It might bring up sadness to see them struggle with tasks that were once easy, guilt that you can’t…

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How Seniors Can Get a Better Night’s Sleep

The frustration of sleep deprivation or insomnia is a common occurrence for many, but for seniors a good night’s sleep can be particularly evasive. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation found in a 2003 poll that an astounding 44% of older adults reported they had experienced symptoms of insomnia twice…

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