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Seniors & Heat Stroke: How to Stay Safe During the Summer Heat

Heat-related illness, including heat stroke, is 100% preventable. If you’re a senior or a senior caregiver, consider these heat safety tips this summer.

What Seniors Need to Know About Herbal Supplements & Prescription Medications

July is Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month. It’s time to educate seniors about herbal supplements and the dangers of mixing with prescriptions.

Grand Oaks Nurse Practitioner Publishes Research on Assisted Living Education & Communication

Congratulations to our Nurse Practitioner Beth Abate, DNP, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC, RN-BC, for her recent publication in the Journal of...

Identifying the Types of Arthritis & Tips for Care

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in this country. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are roughly 54 million adults...
10 Tips for Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community

10 Tips for Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community

It can be difficult making a decision on which assisted living community is the best fit. The community you choose will be the place you call home in the next chapter of your life, and finding one that meets all of your needs and desires will give you and your family...

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10 Warning Signs to Look for When Visiting Aging Parents

10 Warning Signs to Look for When Visiting Aging Parents

For aging parents, questions and issues related to their physical, social, and psychological well-being may arise. How do you know—especially if you live far away—if your parents’ needs have changed or additional care is required? And, more importantly, how can you...

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Sibley Memorial Hospital Baby Guild – Coming Full Circle

Sibley Memorial Hospital Baby Guild – Coming Full Circle

It’s not often that life truly comes full circle unless of course, you’re Joyce Trebing.Joyce’s parents came to Washington, D.C. in 1925, and moved into an apartment on New York Avenue. Ironically, they moved to D.C. from New York. Joyce remembers her mother telling...

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What is AFIB and What Seniors Need to Know

What is AFIB and What Seniors Need to Know

When you put your hand on your chest, do you feel your heart’s familiar beat? When you or a loved one have atrial fibrillation (AFIB), that familiar heartbeat that you’re accustomed to feeling becomes a racing heartbeat that can last for a few minutes or more. With...

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