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Floridians are about as familiar with hurricanes as we are with palm trees, beaches, and mosquitoes. What we may not recognize as readily are the best ways to keep our older loved ones safe and secure in the middle of dangerous storm conditions. September is National Preparedness Month, so it’s a good opportunity to consider… continue reading

Preparation is Priority at Florida’s Long Term Care Centers By Emmett Reed, Executive Director Florida Health Care Association Florida nursing care centers and their residents have seen more than their share of hurricane seasons, but few have carried the wallop we all experienced last year. The destructive season was highlighted by Hurricane Irma, a Category… continue reading

Prevent Your Senior from a Fall With 10 Easy Steps

Falling is one of the leading causes of injury in seniors, and a bad fall can cause many different types of serious harm, from fractured hips and broken bones to traumatic brain injuries. Even the fear of falling can be a real problem if seniors stop participating in more activities, preventing them from maintaining their… continue reading

With the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias fresh in our thoughts following National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, this is an excellent time to start learning the signs of Alzheimer’s and ways you can support your senior relative or friend who may have the disease.  A greater awareness of what people may be experiencing can… continue reading