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What to Expect—and Not Expect—at Assisted Living Facilities

The term “assisted living facility” may not be as familiar as “nursing home” or “retirement home”, but they’re becoming a popular choice as seniors live longer and still want to retain independence.
What is an Assisted Living Facility?

Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are places for seniors who need aid with day-to-day activities like showering and dressing, but …

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Are Seniors Sleeping Better than Before?

Sleep is one of the most important factors for a healthy lifestyle, but as seniors age, sleep patterns can get disrupted. How can seniors combat poor sleep so age-related ailments are kept at bay?
Different Sleep, Not Less Sleep
One of the biggest myths surrounding seniors and sleep is they don’t need a lot of it. From …

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Studies Show Seniors Still Have Plenty of “It” Left in the Tank

Seniors have gotten a bad rap for having low sex drives, even being relegated to the realm of fictitious figures. But study after study has shown that not only do seniors enjoy healthy sex lives well into their golden years, but talking about it makes everything better.
Healthy Numbers
Last month, …

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Senior Safety: Superbugs

Seniors are a particularly vulnerable demographic, as their immune systems are slowly deteriorating, which leaves them susceptible to catching illnesses. One in particular, the superbug, is so named because it describes a microbe that’s either resistant or immune to modern medicine.
What is a Superbug?

Superbugs have two definitions: the first comes from the …

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