Supporting Loved Ones with PTSD

June 28, 2023 — June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. As part of the campaign to increase awareness, reduce stigma, and help those with the condition, it’s important that we all know ways to support those living with PTSD, whatever their age. What is PTSD? When a very stressful, frightening, or distressing event occurs, it’s normal... Read More

Men and Cancer

June 23, 2023 — When you think of cancer, what’s your first thought? Is it of pink ribbons and women survivors? That makes sense: The most common type of cancer is breast cancer. But, men actually have higher rates of getting and dying from cancer than women. Over 1 million new cancer cases are expected in men in 2023.... Read More

Biggest Prize for Veterans

May 31, 2023 — Last week was the National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAC), an annual event sponsored by the Veterans Canteen Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The NGVAC is an opportunity for veterans to participate in a wide range of sporting activities and to qualify for the National Senior Games. In 2022, nearly 400 athletes from... Read More

10 Facts About Skilled Nursing Facilities

May 23, 2023 — Over 4 million nurses in the United States provide tremendous care for those who need it. Nurses are particularly important in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) where care is often complex and an individual’s health status may change quickly. To celebrate Nurses Month, here are 10 facts about skilled nursing facilities. Outside of a hospital, SNFs... Read More

The 7 Types of Allergies and What to Know About Them

April 30, 2023 — Ahhh…beautiful spring arrives with all of the flowers and trees blooming. And you get a stuffy nose and start sneezing. The odds are you suffer from allergies. But are you aware there are several types of allergies? In anticipation of May’s National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, take some time to learn what allergies are... Read More

Improve Your Health Literacy to Improve Your Health

April 13, 2023 — Have you ever had a hard time figuring out exactly what you need to do after a diagnosis? Is it difficult getting the medical information you need in the first place? Well, you are in good company. Nearly 85% of Americans don’t have proficient health literacy, or the ability to find, understand, or use health... Read More

Chin Up: Optimism for Aging Well

March 28, 2023 — The Dalai Lama said, “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” The great news is that optimism not only feels better, but it makes aging better! Recent research reaffirmed the link between optimism and healthier, longer living. One study examined data from 150,000 diverse women aged 50–79. It found that women who were the highest... Read More

Women Caregivers Who Made History

March 16, 2023 — March is Women’s History Month! Since 1981, U.S. presidents have celebrated women’s contributions to American history in a variety of fields. So, it’s the perfect time to honor female leaders who have made a difference in caregiving. Here are three women who changed caregiving for the better. Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord... Read More

Music in Hospice and Palliative Care

February 28, 2023 — “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” – Ludwig van Beethoven We all know how powerful music can be, and many of us use music to mark important moments in our lives like weddings and graduations. End-of-life is also an important moment with more people – and organizations – incorporating music... Read More

Love Your Heart

February 23, 2023 — February is all about the heart – and it’s not just for valentines. It’s also American Heart Month, an awareness campaign to encourage heart-healthy lifestyles. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and it’s largely preventable. David Goff, M.D., director of cardiovascular sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood... Read More