Causes and Symptoms of Dehydration in Older Adults

Aging is linked to a variety of changes in the body. Some of these changes can make seniors prone to nutrient deficiencies, while others can affect your senses and quality of life. One common issue people may experience as they age is a reduction in their body’s ability to recognize vital senses like hunger and…

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Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults

Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or have health problems. It is important to get relief from the heat quickly. If not, you might begin to feel confused or faint. Your heart could become stressed and stop beating. Being hot for too long can be a problem.…

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Can Couples Live Together in Senior Living Communities?

Making the move to a senior living community is always a major life change. When a couple can move together, this decision and the transition itself become a little easier. George is a 74-year-old with moderate Alzheimer’s disease, chronic arthritis and diabetes. His wife, Mary, is 72 and in relatively good shape, with no major…

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Coronavirus Information For Washington State Long Term Health / Care

The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #. Resources Choosing Safe Activities by CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/participate-in-activities.html Hand Hygiene for Healthcare…

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How to Talk to Elderly Parents About Assisted Living

Talking to your parents about assisted living can be tough. The move to a senior living community is often viewed as a permanent blow to an elder’s independence, and many seniors stubbornly avoid discussing this topic because they’re afraid they’ll be forced out of their homes. Children and spouses tiptoe around the subject as well,…

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Nursing Home Visits Status in Washington: Indoor visits are permitted if either a resident or their visitor is fully vaccinated

What kind of visits are allowed? At facilities that have decided to reopen and meet certain requirements, visitors may schedule outdoor visits during specified hours. Indoor visits are permitted if either a resident or their visitor is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Visitors and residents must wear masks and practice physical distancing. Where can I learn…

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