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According to the U.S. Census Bureau 11 million, or 28% of people aged 65 and older, lived alone in 2010. As people get older, their likelihood of living alone only increases. Additionally, more and more older adults do not have children, and that means fewer family members to provide company...
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Are We Underestimating How Much Help Aging Parents Need At Home?

    I cannot tell you how often this issue comes up with families who seek care for their parents. Families very often do not understand how much care an aging parent will need, and that giving quality care to a senior is not the same as hiring a babysitter...
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More Social Isolation in Seniors Can Lead To Increased Health Care Use, Study Finds
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University of Georgia researchers say that more attention should be paid to the problem of senior isolation—not only for the well-being of our elders, but to replace unnecessary health visits with other sources of human connection. Read more here to know more about this study. Copyright © IlluminAge AgeWise, 2015  ...
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Osteoporosis and Aging
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Bones feel solid, but the inside of a bone is actually filled with holes like a honeycomb. Bone tissues are broken down and rebuilt all the time. While some cells build new bone tissue, others dissolve bone and release the minerals inside. As we get older, we begin to lose...
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Sterling Care Receives 2017 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award

Sterling Care Recognized for Outstanding Performance Satisfaction in Daily Life, Ability of Caregivers, and Communication from Providers Greenwich, CT – March 1, 2017 – Sterling Care announced today that its non-medical, private duty companion and homemaker services business line has received the 2017 Best of Home Care® – Provider of...
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Getting Our Loved Ones into the Holiday Spirit

The holiday season is a festive time for many, with people getting ready to spend time with family and friends, decorating the house, buying gifts. While it is easy for many of us to get into the holiday spirit, it can be a very stressful and sad time for older...
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“Calcium for Bone Health” Wordfind
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May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. One of the best things you can do for strong, healthy bones is to get enough calcium in your diet. Calcium not only helps build strong bones, but is also important for a healthy heart, nerves, muscles and blood. This month’s puzzle contains the...
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Too Much Salt May Affect More Than Just Blood Pressure
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You have probably read about the importance of limiting salt consumption for years. Perhaps your doctor has put you on a low-sodium diet. Our bodies do need a certain amount of sodium (one of the chemical elements in salt). Sodium helps maintain a healthy balance of fluids in the body,...
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Changes to the Heart with Age

As we get older, our heart can’t beat as fast during physical activity or stress as when we were younger. However, the heart rate at rest does not change as we age. Many of the problems older adults have with their heart and blood vessels are really caused by disease, not by...
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Sterling Care Launches New Website

New Site Offers Visitors Richer Insight into the Agency’s Progressive Approach to Care at Home as Well as a Revolutionary Learning Center Focused on Health Literacy and Patient Education Greenwich, CT – November 29, 2016 –Sterling Care – a locally owned and operated certified home health care agency, companion and...
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Sterling Care Provides Tips on How to Create a Memorable Mother’s Day Celebration for a Mom with Alzheimer’s
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Holidays can be the most challenging times for families whose loved one has Alzheimer’s or a related condition. Past traditions fall by the wayside and seem to highlight all that has been lost. That’s why Sterling Care is providing these tips to help families celebrate Mom, even as she and...
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Older Americans Month 2015: “Get Into the Act”
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Older adults are a vital part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Get into the Act,” to focus on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting...
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