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Former Senior Home Care Employee Allegedly Stole From Elderly Patients

Tredyffrin Township Police arrested a former female employee of Surrey Services for stealing items from elderly patients.

11/07/2013

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Elderly Falls May Indicate Bigger Problem

A growing trend for emergency room physicians is to try and involve primary care doctors when treating elderly patients and get the other doctor’s input regarding treatment.

10/30/2013

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Police Searching For Suspects After Elderly Couple Attacked, Robbed During Home Invasion In Montgomery County

Two elderly residents were unpacking their car after arriving home from shopping when the husband was allegedly attacked by three males in the driveway of the home.

10/22/2013

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Health Risks While Travelling

Traveling can be fun but it is not without risk, especially for those with diabetes, the elderly or others who may have an underlying health concern.

10/15/2013

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National Senior Center Month

It’s National Senior Center Month and there is a large array of options for our growing older population. The Philadelphia Corporation on Aging is a good local source.

09/23/2013

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83-Year-Old Wheelchair-Bound Woman Attacked During Camden County Robbery

Police in Camden County are searching for a suspect who attacked an elderly woman during a break-in this past weekend.

09/10/2013

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Legal Obligation To Care For Elderly Parents

In China, an adult’s failure to visit elderly parents has just become illegal. In some cases it is illegal in the states as well.

09/09/2013

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Forgetting May Just Be Aging

Even though forgetfulness can be an indicator of Alzheimer’s, It is important to remember that certain types of memory loss are normal as we age.

07/25/2013

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Weather Blog: The Heat Goes On

When Sonny and Cher did it, it was the BEAT goes on. When a Bermuda high sings it, it is the HEAT goes on…and on and on.

07/07/2013

Flu

CDC: Flu Vaccine Averts Millions Of Illnesses

Approximately 13 million illnesses, and over 110,000 hospitalizations, may have been averted by the flu vaccine over the last six years in the US.

06/27/2013

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Treating Dementia Is Most Costly

When it comes to health care, you might think that heart disease or cancer cost the most. In actuality, the most expensive condition to treat is dementia.

04/11/2013

CPR

Do Not Resuscitate

A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is a type of legal form that indicates that a patient should not be offered CPR or other life sustaining measures. When does it apply?

04/04/2013

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Considering Long Term Care Insurance

Long term care policies are far from standard, and they differ in significant ways. Here are some critical considerations.

03/19/2013

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Test For Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects more than a quarter of adults over the age of fifty. The number grows to more than fifty percent in people over eighty years of age. Testing for hearing loss is easy and helpful.

02/19/2013

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Reducing The Risk Of Seniors Falling

The American Geriatric Association recommends everyone over 65 be screened for falls. Home visits looking at lighting and areas of potential dangers like throw rugs.

12/18/2012

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