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The Importance of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is essential to maintain mobility and help seniors retain their independence. Physical therapists employ a wide range of techniques to promote mobility, reduce pain, and restore functional movement. They work in a variety of settings and their services generally are covered by health insurance, including Medicare. Physical therapists…

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Older Drivers and Auto Safety

For many, driving is as much a part of our daily lives as eating. It’s a sign of our independence and gives us the confidence that we can do for ourselves. But what happens when we get older, and we fear that auto safety is an issue? Does this mean…

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Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation

Isolation can have serious effects on one’s mental and physical health. The feeling of being alone is hard at any age, but it is especially difficult for seniors. Sadly, isolation is becoming increasingly common among our seniors and will continue to increase as the senior population grows. Fortunately, there are…

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County Senior Services

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Resolve to stay active and healthy in 2018! Did you know that Frederick County has a number of services and activities for senior citizens to take advantage of? Read on to find out more. Senior Centers There are four senior centers affiliated with Frederick County—located in Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Frederick, and…

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Personal Care Agreements

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Many families reach a point when they recognize that an older relative needs more than occasional assistance. When a family member is the best one to provide full-time care, a written agreement may be the best way to clarify expectations and avoid conflict. The person providing care for a loved…

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Type 2 Diabetes – Are You At Risk?

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Type 2 diabetes affects about 27 million people in the U.S. — including about 12 million seniors. This serious condition involves a problem with insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas to help the body convert sugar to energy. In Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin,…

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