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Five Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

on 07/24/2018 3:28 PM
You’ve heard it said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but you may not have heard “A dog is good for your health.”  Some people think dog ownership means dog hair on the sofa, veterinarian bills, and an extra mouth to feed, but recent medical research may change that way of thinking. Research has shown a number of surprising health benefits of dog owners...
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Stay Strong and Healthy, Guys, with Routine Screenings

on 05/23/2018 12:00 PM
June has been a special month for men and their families since 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. We celebrate men and their essential role in the family and in the community. Men are husbands, fathers, sons, bosses, employees, and coworkers. June is also a great time to draw attention to the health issues that impact men and the importa...
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3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents

on 05/23/2018 8:41 AM
Don't let an emergency of a loved one leave you scrambling for official documents. By proactively gathering essential healthcare and financial papers, an emergency can be a little less stressful for caregivers when they need critical access to information to help a family member.   3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors File all important documents in one plac...
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Creative Ways to Show Appreciation to Military Members and Families

on 04/26/2018 3:30 PM
Most Americans are familiar with Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was observed on November 11 because World War I ended at 11:00 A.M. on November 11, 1918. President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially proclaimed November 11 to be Veterans Day in 1954. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, has been observed as far back as the Civil War, but it was mad...
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Move It! Exercise for Seniors

on 03/28/2018 10:51 AM
As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates, who has long been referred to as the “Father of Medicine”, wrote, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”   As usual, Hippocrates was way before his time. Almost two thousand years would pass before sci...
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New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

on 03/16/2018 1:32 PM
In April, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards with new numbers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma: “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits. We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and h...
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Beginning Yoga for Older Adults

on 03/01/2018 3:53 PM
Many senior adults turn to yoga for gentle exercise that can reduce tension and increase flexibility. In the early 80s, women (and some men) donned their leg warmers, Reebok high tops, and spandex body suits to stretch it out with Jane Fonda and dance to Let's Get Physical.   Today, seniors are still "getting physical" and keeping active through a variety of exercise ...
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Reducing Your Kidney Disease Risk

on 02/27/2018 9:54 AM
MARCH IS KIDNEY AWARENESS MONTH You’ve probably seen people wear red to draw awareness to heart disease or pink to bring awareness to breast cancer, but kidney disease isn’t often the subject of much attention. That’s surprising since one in three Americans are at risk for kidney disease. The kidneys perform several very important jobs for your body. According to the Nati...
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Heart Disease in Women: Heart Disease No Longer A “Man’s Disease”

on 01/25/2018 9:54 AM
Cancer has been called the “most feared diagnosis.” However, many women don’t realize that heart disease is actually the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Heart disease was once called a “man’s disease,” but one in four female deaths in this country are from heart disease, making it an equal opportunity disease.   Even more conce...
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Glaucoma: The Silent Disease

on 01/03/2018 9:39 AM
Glaucoma has been called the “silent disease” because there are usually no symptoms and no pain.    Phyllis Diller once advised women, “Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age—as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”  It is true that our vision does change as we age. We may hold the book farther away until reading glasses become...
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COPD: Prevalence, Treatment, and Quality of Life

on 11/28/2017 10:10 AM
COPD: Prevalence, Treatment, and Quality of Life If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with COPD, you know the symptoms—coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, fatigue, difficulty taking a deep breathe, and tightness in your chest. You also know that living with COPD can impact your quality of life. What is COPD? The National Institutes of Healt...
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Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living

on 11/28/2017 10:07 AM
Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and avoid illness and infections. However, many people neglect the easiest way to limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses and it’s practically free—proper hand washing.   As you touch door handles, shake hands, and touch grocery carts, germs come in contact wit...
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USDA My Plate

on 11/14/2017 10:30 AM
USDA My Plate Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated Our bodies change as we journey from 60 to 80 and beyond. These physical and health changes require that we choose what goes in our body with even more thought than in our younger days. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Eating a variety of foods from all food groups and limiting sodium and sugar will he...
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What Your Mother Really Wants for Mother's Day

on 11/14/2017 10:20 AM
She was there when you soared and there when you failed, moms are often the biggest cheerleader for their children.  But, there comes a time when as children we become mom's advocate. The one who gently pushes her to go to the doctor for care, to eat more, or make it through a few weeks of therapy after an injury or surgery.  Each Mother's Day, children of all ages honor the c...
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Senior Sun Safety Tips

on 11/14/2017 10:18 AM
Summer is a time of year most people look forward to, especially in the cool winter months. However, there are some precautions individuals should take to stay safe during months with excessive heat. Seniors, infants and children, and those with chronic conditions are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. While excessive heat can bother anyone, seniors are at a special risk, especially...
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When Memory Loss Becomes a Concern

on 11/14/2017 10:16 AM
Everybody misplaces items, forgets the name of someone they know well, or doesn't show up for an appointment because it slips their mind. How often have you found something you lost in an unexpected place, like your keys in the freezer? While memory loss is a common occurrence, especially in aging, there is a difference in memory loss and a significant decline in cognition such as those ass...
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United Healthcare Now Accepted at Allis Care Center

on 11/14/2017 10:14 AM
As of September 1, more than 47,000 Milwaukee-area seniors will have access to skilled nursing, memory care, and short-term rehabilitation services at Allis Care Center in West Allis, Wisconsin. Allis Care Center has expanded insurance acceptance to United Healthcare to pay for skilled nursing care following a hospital stay, injury, or illness. "Allis Care Center is an important provider o...
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Center Completes $1.2 Million Renovation

on 11/14/2017 10:12 AM
What started off as a nun's dormitory and nursing center 53 years ago has continued to evolve into the skilled nursing center now known as Allis Care Center. Through the years, Allis Care Center has expanded clinical offerings to include short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, wound care, memory care, and therapy services. As part of the ongoing updates to the facility, Allis Care Center comple...
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Nurse Wins Wisconsin Health Care Association Award

on 11/14/2017 10:10 AM
Clare King, RN at Allis Care Center, has received the Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA) 2015 Direct Caregiver Award. With her 43 year commitment to working at Allis Care Center, Clare has had a front row seat to the changing landscape of long term care; however, her positive attitude that revolves around dedication and service has never changed. "Clare's everyday focus revolves ...
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Allis Care Center Rallies to Support Employee and Family

on 11/14/2017 10:09 AM
Allis Care Center is truly a family environment that puts the needs and concerns of it's employees and residents above all. If in doubt, just ask Audrianna Burks, Certified Nursing Assistant at Allis Care Center, about the love and support she has received since she found out her infant son, MJ, was diagnosed with a rare terminal disease. Ten month old MJ, was diagnosed with Krabbe Disease ...
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