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Aging Populations Will Challenge Healthcare Systems All Over The World

Demographic change is a defining issue of our time. As the worldwide population ages, the healthcare systems of every country, including the United States, will face significant challenges to meet the needs of an aging population. Elder and long term care is rapidly becoming one of the most daunting healthcare challenges of our day. Between [...]


Retiring In Daytona Beach, Florida

The retirement community of Daytona Beach is also a tourist destination and community of 64,000 located in the northern portion of Florida’s east coast. It attracts more than 8,000,000 visitors a year. Blessed with many nicknames, it is known as “The Birthplace of Speed”, thanks to its hard beaches where early automobile speed demons raced [...]


It’s About Time! Aging Tips You Need To Know!

The effects of aging can be sudden. One minute you haven't given aging a second thought, and the next you're worrying about fine lines and crows feet. How can you cope with the way aging changes you? This article will provide you with plenty of great advice on how you can handle aging. Make sure [...]


Choosing A Nursing Home (Part 1)

People go to nursing homes for different reasons, including if they’re sick, hurt, had surgery and need to get better, or have chronic care needs or disabilities that require on going nursing care. This guide to selecting the right nursing home for you or your loved one can help you make informed decisions about nursing [...]


Staying Healthy As A Senior Citizen

People who had good health habits when they were younger tend to become healthy seniors. But it is never too late. Good health habits can make a difference even to seniors who are prone to illness or have not made their health a priority in the past.. Consider these 10 tips for keeping up with [...]


Working In A Nursing Home: A Guide

By 2050, the U.S. 65+ population will double from what it was in 2012 to a staggering 83.7 million. And while many families would like to care for their aging relatives, they’re not always able to do so themselves. That’s where nursing homes come into play. Looking forward, the aging population combined with the national nursing shortage [...]


Selecting a Nursing Home For Your Senior Parents

Nursing homes can be broken down into intermediate care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and skilled nursing facilities for special disabilities.  An intermediate care facility (ICF) must provide at least eight hours of nursing supervision per day.  It generally caters to patients who are mobile and need less care.  At the least, an ICF provides medical, pharmacy, [...]


National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2018

Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always beginning on Mother’s Day, National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, provides an opportunity to recognize the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The 2018 NSNCW theme announced by AHCA, “Celebrating [...]