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Seniors At Home’s Bioethics Forum Celebrates 15 Years of Tackling Ethical Issues

Who can help isolated seniors with dementia or cognitive impairments to make decisions about their care? What are the complicated ethical issues that doctors face in aiding their patients to die? When it comes to medical treatment what does “do no harm” mean? These are just some of the thorny…

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Don’t Get Scammed: Easy Ways to Ensure Financial Safety for Seniors

Financial abuse is on the rise in the United States, and our aging population is often the most vulnerable. In 2014, 2.5 million fraud-related consumer complaints were logged in the Consumer Sentinel Network database. Those 50 and older made up 49% of complaints reporting a record $1.7 billion in losses.…

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Giving Caregivers a Break: In-Home Respite Care Provides Relief to Family Members

Today in the United States over 52 million family members are caring for a spouse or loved one (sometimes around the clock). For the family caregiver the rewards can be great – providing care in the safety and comfort of home brings ease, independence and connection. It may also mean…

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When An Aging Loved One Insists “I’m Fine and I don’t Need Help!”

For family caregivers looking after an aging parent or loved one, reaching out to a senior care organization like Seniors At Home can feel like a betrayal of trust. Their loved one’s physical and mental condition is an increasing worry, yet they may keep insisting, “I’m fine and I don’t…

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Question/Answer: Early Stage Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Clinical Trials

Question: My mother has just received an early stage Alzheimer’s diagnosis at age 69. Right now it seems like she is coping better than I am. How can I find resources about clinical trials? Answer: A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is never easy. Know that you are not alone; there are…

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Creating an Advanced Directive: Starting a Conversation that Counts

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is Get into the Act, highlighting how older Americans can take charge of their health and make a positive impact in the lives of others. Completing an advanced directive is one important way that older Americans can take charge, but millions…

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Head of Palliative Care Program Honored with Top Award

J. Redwing Keyssar Wins Prestigious Leadership Award J. Redwing Keyssar, RN, Director of the Palliative Care Program offered by Seniors At Home, was recently honored by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC). She received the prestigious 2015 Compassionate Care Leadership Award at CCCC’s annual summit held in Sacramento.…

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You Don’t Need to Be a Senior to Enjoy Seniors At Home’s Futures Programs

Several years ago, Kayla, a professor in her late 50s, was in a terrible car accident. It took months for her to recover. Soon after she returned to work, she developed a staph infection, which left her immune system severely compromised. “I realized then how important it is to have…

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How Do You Maintain Independence as You Age?

Looking at Helen, you’d think 92 is the new 75. Spry, quick-witted, and intellectually curious, she believed, until recently, she could do it all. But when a pulled muscle in her leg turned out to be severe arthritis in her hip, she acknowledged, “Now I know that I can’t do…

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Protecting Seniors’ Financial—and Physical—Well-Being

Josef, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor, never saw it coming. “I survived the Lodz Ghetto and three camp selections, but I didn’t see that a distant cousin who asked me to contribute to a special fund was stealing from me,” he said. Josef became so distraught that his Seniors At Home…

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