|Addiction can present itself in various forms, including substance addiction (substance abuse and/or dependency) or behavioral addiction, such as gambling or stealing. People can become more susceptible to addiction due to a major life change, which may include retirement, injury, or death of a loved one.
|Assistive Technology and Emergency Response
|The unexpected can happen at any time. Life may be going along fine and the next thing you know, you’re in an ambulance being taken to the hospital because you’ve been told you just had a stroke.
|Condition Management Checklist
|You just left the doctor’s office with news you may have been anticipating but have tried to ignore. While the doctor was able to provide a bit of education about your diagnosis, you still have lingering questions. Now what? Let’s take a look at the first steps you can take to learn more about your condition. Use this checklist to empower yourself to face your condition head on.
|For the approximately 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes, managing the condition can be a daily challenge. Keeping blood sugar levels in desired ranges can be a constant balancing act. Much of diabetes management rests in the hands of the individual. Daily self-care such as monitoring blood sugar, taking medications, problem-solving, following a healthy diet and participating in regular physical activity are all necessary to maintain adequate control of complications
|Eligibility, Process, and Cost
|Community, Health, Home
|The services available to you depend on many different factors, including your age, where you live, and your assets and income. Based on these requirements, some services may not be available to you, or may be available to you for a cost.
|Healthy Changes for Living with Diabetes
|For the approximately 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes, managing the condition can be a daily challenge. Keeping blood sugar levels in desired ranges can be a constant balancing act. Much of diabetes management rests in the hands of the individual.
|Healthy Choices for Living with a Chronic Condition workshop
|Living with a long-lasting health condition such as arthritis, diabetes or heart disease has its challenges. While chronic disease is more common in older adults, certain conditions can develop at any age. Learning how to meet those challenges can make life easier.
|How Do I Manage My Medicines?
|Taking medicine may be new to you, and there may be a lot to remember. For example, why are you taking it? It’s very important to take medicine the right way — just as your doctor tells you.
|Know the Facts About Heart Disease
|Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. That’s one in every four
deaths in this country. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions.
|Learn About Your Chronic Condition
|If you have recently been diagnosed with or are living with a chronic health condition, you may have a lot of questions. It’s normal to feel overloaded with information and have trouble digesting
|Long-term Services & Supports Planning
|I want to stay in my home, but daily tasks are becoming more difficult for me. Are there services that can help? It can be scary when you find yourself or a loved one struggling to manage daily life.
|Manage Your Chronic Condition
|If you have recently been diagnosed or are living with a chronic health condition, you may be facing new obstacles managing your daily life.
|Manage your Medication
|No matter your age, taking medication as directed is an essential part of a healthy life.
|Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Insurance
|Feeling stuck with healthcare costs and don’t know what insurance options are right for you? Here’s a handy explainer.
|Need to know what’s for lunch? Have you been skipping meals or eating too much cheap, but unhealthy, food since you retired?
|Older Adults and Medication Safety
|As they age, older adults may develop health conditions that can be treated with over-the-counter medications, or those that have been prescribed by a physician. In recent years doctors have increasingly prescribed medications that are commonly referred to as opioids. While prescription opioids can help alleviate chronic and debilitating pain, they can be misused, leading to injury and death.
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|Looking for engaging, relatable speakers for your next event? Our trained corps of senior volunteers give educational presentations relevant to older persons.
|Resources for Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
|There’s more to the person than the dementia. Getting a diagnosis of dementia can be a stressful life event, but understanding the diagnosis and available resources might help ease some of that stress.
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