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Functional Fall Risk Assessment for Senior Safety

When it comes to falling, prevention is always better than treatment. Evaluating an elder’s function in the home is a good way to get started. There are several health professionals (such as occupational and physical therapists, and geriatric care managers) who perform functional assessments of the home environment. These professionals work with the elder’s primary care doctor to design comprehensive recommendations that help reduce the risk of falling.

Does the Spouse of an Senior in a Nursing Home Lose Out on Pension? David Cutner,
Elder Law Expert answers:

Q: My father is very ill and may have to be admitted to a nursing home. Will my mother lose out on the pension and social security income?

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Q: How Does an Estate's Debts Get Paid? Jeffrey Asher,
Estate Planning Expert answers:

A: Simply put, an estate’s debts get paid by either the Executor of the Will (in the case of someone who dies with a Will) or the Administrator of the estate (in the case of someone who dies without a Will). But, it is a little more complicated than that.

ABCs of Diabetes Care
November 3, 2015
2:00 PM EST

eCareDiary will speak to Lorraine Starsky, Public Health Nurse for Allegheny County Health Department’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program, about the basics of diabetes management and tips to delay its onset.

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Are You Breathing Correctly? Past Radio Show

Breathing the right way can lead to more energy, less stress and improved health. For seniors, this is all the more important since aging affects blood oxygen levels. Correct breathing is about breathing in a way that is optimal for the body.

What You Should Know Before Hospitalization

eCareDiary spoke to Melissa Kahn, Care Consultant, Principal owner of of Kahn HealthCare Consulting and author of The Personal Healthcare Passport about practical tips we can all take to be better prepared in the event of hospitalization and ways to best advocate for ourselves and loved one.

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Senior Dental Care Myths

Dealing with a long-term or chronic condition for yourself or a loved one is an emotionally draining experience. Don't let it drain your bank account too. Most people can't afford to pay for long-term care out of pocket for any length of time. eCareDiary offers financing information on the number of ways in which financing services can help pay for all or part of the caregiving process. Click Here to learn more.

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