Yearly Archives: 2016

National Family Caregivers’ Month November 2016

Giving care to family members is a vital job in America and around the world, one that is often overlooked. People are often involved in formal and informal ways caring for their spouses, parents, grandparents, children and other family with special needs, and military returning from difficult situations. In November, also the month of Thanksgiving in […]

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Domestic Violence Among the Elderly

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, a public health issue that is often not associated with seniors even though it is a significant problem. As Psych Central points out, “Abuse can happen to anyone! It can be directed at women, men, children, the elderly”.  However, we know that these abuses are under reported in the […]

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Nursing Homes to be Banned from Using Forced Arbitration

The CMS (Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services) has banned use of forced arbitration in nursing homes contracts that accept federal funding. “The rule, which would affect nursing homes with 1.5 million residents, promises to deliver major new protections.” (from the NY Times 9/29/16) Forced arbitration is when a company requires a consumer (or employee) […]

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

It is estimated that by 2050, there will be 131.5 million people worldwide living with dementia. September is designated as World Alzheimer’s Month, with September 21st as World Alzheimer’s Day. Many communities host a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” close to September 21st. You can find out about a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” and other community […]

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Light a Candle on Sept. 10th for World Suicide Prevention Day

  We invite you to join others by placing a candle in the window at 8 pm on September 10th, a day set aside to bring awareness to the worldwide issue of suicide. According to the WHO (World Health Organization) , “Suicide is a global phenomenon in all regions of the world; in fact … suicide accounted for 1.4% of […]

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Planning to Live at Home as We Age

Most people hope that they will stay in their own home or dwelling, continuing to live independently, or with family and loved ones, as they age. However, medical and other issues often interrupt these wishes.  While nursing care or assisted living may end up being the appropriate decision for some, careful planning to remain at […]

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Happy July 4th from all of us at Rosen & Spears

July 4th, Independence Day, is a time to celebrate many things. But not all of our loved ones feel quite so independent due to health or other conditions.  We encourage family members to check out the following resource for some ideas on including seniors in the fun: 16 ways to adapt July 4th activities for seniors (from Daily […]

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: June 2016

47 million people are living with Alzheimers’ in the world today. We know this means many more of their loved ones are also living with the effects of Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and memory loss, accounting for 60-80% of all dementia cases. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month, seeking […]

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