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Dementia is difficult for everyone – for the person diagnosed with it, for the family members who become caregivers and even for healthcare providers who do not always have solutions to the many challenging situations this disease can create for patients and their families.

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AdventHealth Hendersonville recently announced the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) for its Emergency Department. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) awarded the AdventHealth Hendersonville ER team, which includes Wake Forest Baptist Health board-certified …

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Council on Aging - Buncombe CountyCouncil on Aging - Henderson CountyIsothermal Area Agency on AgingLand of Sky Regional Council

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People are living longer than any time in human history. With longevity come concerns about independent living, decision making, incapacity, quality of life, long term care, and asset preservation. 

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Established more than 60 years ago, Brooks-Howell is a nonprofit, charitable age-in-place continuing care retirement community in the center of Asheville that is owned and supported by the United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church.

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Families, businesses, communities, and organizations all have important stories to tell-stories that preserve values, hopes, traditions, and life lessons. But there is a problem: Storytelling is delegated to the Someday List. Then, before the someday calendar page turns, it is too late. Dr. …

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By providing a full spectrum of home care services, Always Best Care can help seniors enjoy personalized "assisted living" - and peace of mind - all in the comfort of your own home.

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Councils on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging, veterans affairs agencies, N.C. Dept of Health and Human Resources Services, geriatric care managers, and other resources can all provide helpful information and services. 

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Whether due to high winds, ice and snow, or something as simple as an accident, power outages are common in the Western Carolinas. To some, power outages may not seem to be a big deal. But, to those who rely on medical equipment, a prolonged period without power can be life threatening.

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Looking for healthcare options in Western North Carolina? Healthcare Resources is a comprehensive source of local healthcare options for all medical needs. Click the link below to go to the website. 

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Medicare offers comprehensive information at Medicare.gov; clear, concise publications you can download or have mailed to you; toll-free numbers for your questions; and Medicare counselors in a town near you who can walk you through the entire process in-person or by phone. But before you ma…

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The SRES designation indicates that a Realtor has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50 and older through the major financial and lifestyle transitions involved with relocating, refinancing or selling their home.

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Maybe your children are grown and living on their own and you find yourself with more house – and more possessions – than you need or want. Perhaps you want to trade your life in a multi-story house with a basement for one in a retirement community with one level and less upkeep. Or maybe yo…

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Challenged with how to pay for elder care services for you or a loved one? The following online resources can help you figure out how you may be able to cover these costs.

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Both palliative care and hospice care focus on the needs of the whole patient, not just someone’s illness. Both have the goal of decreasing symptoms and increasing quality of life, and both help patients and their families live as fully as possible and with dignity in spite of their illness.

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Dementia is difficult for everyone – for the person diagnosed with it, for the family members who become caregivers and even for healthcare providers who do not always have solutions to the many challenging situations this disease can create for patients and their families.

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Here’s a sampling of just some of the many gadgets that can make life easier and more enriching:

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Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. But even when no physical injury occurs, experiencing a fall can cause older adults to become worried and then depressed, to suffer decreased confidence an…

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Top tips to help you maximize your doctor 

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Thinking about moving to senior housing? Here is a comprehensive checklist of questions to ask and things to consider when evaluating the options for you or a loved one:

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A good time to think about, write down and share what you would like to have happen upon your death is when you are crafting your advance directives. Talking with friends and family members about your final wishes will give you and those who care about you confidence that when you die, your …

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These professionals act as advocates and focus on helping you or your loved one stay independent, healthy and safe.

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To focus on healthy aging, consider these life-enhancing strategies:

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If you are in the process of searching for senior housing for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to understand the differences in types of housing available for older adults with varying needs. Choices include:

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As a caregiver, you know first-hand the challenges of finding balance in your life while caring for someone else. Juggling your own personal and family obligations as well as those of the person whom you’re caring for can be difficult and sometimes feel impossible.

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In the United States, the average life expectancy is 76 years for men and 81 years for women. More people are living to be 85 years old and older and the number of Americans living to be 100 or older continues to climb.