October is Aging in Place Successfully Month!

October is Aging in Place Successfully Month! Aging in place allows one to remain living in the same environment while receiving necessary assistance and care to deal with the intricacies of growing older. Through the development of cohousing situations, the village movement, and other means, it is becoming easier for seniors to remain where they

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With few transit options Seniors at risk of being stuck at home, study says

Older Americans who are “aging in place” are in danger of being stuck at home due to limited public transportation options. Even though the Bay Area is ranked as one of the highest in the nation for public transportation it is still stranding an estimated 135,000 seniors, which is a 35% increase since 2000. Studies suggest that the numbers of isolated seniors will increase in the near future if Congress moves forward with its plan to cut funding to public transportation services.

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Falls and Fractures in Older Diabetic Patients

Diabetes mellitus us a common disease in elderly; the majority of people with diabetes are aged over 65 years. The risk of hip fractures is 1.5 to 12 times higher in patients with diabetes compared to non-diabetic patients. Furthermore, patients with diabetes are at heightened risk for atypical fractures. Below is a summary of an

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