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Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) falls in the United States – making falls the leading cause of injury and death in that age group.

The good news, many falls are preventable – which is the focus of National Fall Prevention Awareness Week. From September 18 – 24, we’ll be joining with other organizations to raise awareness about fall prevention and helping older adults live without the fear of falling. Continue reading Raising Awareness About Fall Prevention

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Resources for Families

Your mom and dad have lived safely and independently in their home for more than 50

years, but lately you’ve noticed things are a little off – there’s spoiled food in the fridge, mom’s hair is no longer perfectly styled and dad spends most of the day watching Gunsmoke re-runs.

Is it time to start thinking about moving them to an assisted living community?

Not necessarily.

Continue reading Seven Benefits of Home Care

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News / Resources for Families

Looking for something to do when the kids go back to school?

Have you thought about professional caregiving?

At the Tudor Oaks Home Care, we offer flexible schedules that that allow busy moms to make extra money and do meaningful work without missing their kids’ school plays, soccer practice or other family events.

Continue reading Professional Caregiving Is The Perfect Career for Busy Moms

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Resources for Families / Resources for Seniors

Your dad passed away several months ago… leaving your mom alone in the home they shared for more than 50 years. Your friends suggest getting her a pet –  a furry friend that will keep her busy and reduce the risk of loneliness, but you worry a pet will be more work than it’s worth.

“No matter the age, pets have a way of nurturing the mind, body and soul,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at Tudor Oaks Home Care’s partner, the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “This is especially true for older people who live alone. We’ve seen it with our clients – playing with a dog, petting a cat or even watching a bird can bring a lot of joy to a senior who might be feeling lonely or isolated.”

Other benefits of pet ownership include:

Continue reading Ten Reasons Older People Need Pets

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News / Resources for Seniors

What will your retirement look like?

Will you pack up and move to a warmer climate? Do you want to travel the world? What about volunteering or maybe an encore career?

According to a recent study of more than 11,000 pre-retirees and retirees, the definition of retirement is changing. Among the findings:

  • Today’s retirees say the ideal length of retirement is 29 years
  • 27% view retirement like their parents did – as a time of rest and relaxation
  • 55% now define retirement as a “new chapter”
  • 34% view stopping full-time work as the start of retirement; 22% believe retirement starts when Social Security or pension checks start coming; and 17% said retirement hinges on financial independence
  • 59% said they want to work in some way; 22% want part-time work; 19% said they hope to cycle between work and leisure; and 18% want to work full time

Continue reading The Changing Definition of Retirement

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Resources for Families / Resources for Seniors

Your mom and dad have lived safely and independently in their home for more than 50 years, but lately you’ve noticed things are a little off – there’s spoiled food in the fridge, mom’s hair is no longer perfectly styled and dad spends most of the day watching Gunsmoke re-runs.

Is it time to start thinking about moving them to an assisted living community?

Not necessarily.

“Many people still think that when mom or dad needs help with the activities of daily living, they need to move them to a senior living community,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at Tudor Oaks Home Care’s partner, the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “For many families, in-home care is actually the better option – especially for those who don’t yet need the level of care provided in assisted living or skilled nursing communities.”

Continue reading Seven Benefits of Home Care

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Resources for Families / Resources for Seniors

Your aging loved one just received a devastating diagnosis… Alzheimer’s disease.

Now what?

“For those who have never cared for a family member or friend with the disease, it can be overwhelming,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at Tudor Oaks Home Care’s partner, the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “When my stepmom was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, we had so many questions. However, since every case is different, we didn’t always get answers. With Alzheimer’s, there’s a lot of uncertainty – so many unknowns. It’s scary.”

Continue reading Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s

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News

Did you know that hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor against dementia?

According to a recent study, treating hearing loss could eliminate 1 in 10 cases of dementia. In the study, researchers found that mild hearing loss doubles the risk of dementia, moderate hearing loss triples it and severe hearing loss raises the risk of dementia up to five times that of those who are not hearing impaired.

Continue reading Can You Hear Me Now?

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