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5 Things You Didn't Know About Respite Care

5 Things You Didn't Know About Respite Care

There is a reason why many busy, often-overburdened family caregivers are taking advantage of respite care services today.

7 Ways You Can Proactively Plan for Long-Term Care as You Age

Planning for Long-Term Care

None of us has a crystal ball. Illness, injury or disability can occur at any time during our retirement years. Healthcare, legal and financial authorities agree that planning for the long-term care needs of yourself, or an older loved one, is extremely important.

Exercising Around Holiday Feasts: How to Keep the Bulge at Bay

Exercising Around Holiday Feasts

“The holidays are fast approaching and that means family gatherings, parties with friends and great food and drink – all of which can contribute to adding some unhealthy pounds over a short period of time,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

“Registered dietitians tell us that moderation is the key during the holidays. But if your sweet tooth and your love of holiday feasts are more than your willpower can handle, there is another helpful solution – exercise!”

Healthy Aging Insights: The Link Between Sleep and Dementia

We’ve always known that a good night’s sleep is good for our physical and emotional health. Getting enough “zzzzz”s makes us feel refreshed, alert and ready for the day.  

“Recent research studies also suggest that there is a dangerous downside to not getting sufficient sleep,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Memory Care Safety Tips: How to Keep Your Loved One Safe this Summer

“After a long, cold winter, many of us view the warm sunny days of late spring and summer to be a welcome blessing,” says Susan Irrgang, Executive Director of Saunders House, located in Wynnewood, PA.  “However, if you have a loved one at home with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia for whom you’re providing memory care, it is important to know that summer can also bring additional challenges to their safety and health.

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