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Details: Chronic stress can cause a variety of health problems, spanning from small issues to life-threatening diseases. There are many steps that can be taken to alleviate stress. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction exercise can help decrease the risk of developing certain diseases related to stress (Stults-Kolehmainen & Sinha, 2014). Read More…

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Heart Failure Health Promotion - Senior Resource Guide of

Details: Over 1 million patients admitted to the hospital have a primary diagnosis of heart failure. After years of health promotion regarding heart failure, the incidence and mortality rate have changed very little (Vaduganathan & Gheorghiade, 2014). There are more than 550,000 new cases each year, and survival rates decrease as a patient ages (Roger, 2013). […]

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Categories - Senior Resource Guide of Southwest Indiana

Details: Medicare & Medicaid: Medicare is the federal health insurance program that provides hospital and medical care to people age 65 or older, and to some younger people who are very ill or disabled. Medicaid is a joint federal/state insurance program that pays for health care for individuals and families with low incomes or very high medical bills

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Maxim Healthcare | Individual Agency - Senior Resource

Details: When your health or the health of a loved one is compromised, all of the treatment options can seem a bit overwhelming. Often, many patients and their families choose to receive medical care in the comfort of home. It’s a familiar alternative to the hurried pace of a hospital, nursing home, or assisted living community.

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St. Charles Health Campus | Individual Agency - Senior

Details: St. Charles Health Campus provides our residents with a modern and elegant setting to call home. With St. Charles Health Campus you'll find a complete continuum of care and services so you can select the level of care that most closely matches your needs and preferences.

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Overall Health Archives - Page 2 of 10 - Senior Resource

Details: Skin health is essential for a person’s well-being throughout the lifespan (Cowdell, 2010). Skin cancer is the most common cancer with approximately 1,000,000 people developing the disease each year (Kuhrik, Seckman, Kuhrik, Ahearn, & Ercole, 2011). As the skin ages, it is more difficult for the skin to serve as a barrier and skin breakdown

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Specialty Home Health Care | Individual Agency - Senior

Details: Specialty Home Health Care is dedicated to providing outstanding patient care and outcomes for our home health patients. Specialty provides medical home health services and has expertise in transitioning patients home after a hospital or nursing home stay.

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Mental Health Archives - Senior Resource Guide of

Details: Mental Health Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help. Maria has been a teacher for 35 years. Teaching fills her life and gives her a sense of accomplishment, but recently she has begun to forget details and has become more and more disorganized. At first, she laughed it off, but her memory problems have worsened.

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Women's Health Archives - Senior Resource Guide of

Details: Women’s Health When You Gotta Go…. Female Urinary Incontinence. Urinary incontinence is a very common issue, affecting as many as one in three women at some point.

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Oakwood Health Campus | Individual Agency - Senior

Details: With Oakwood Health Campus you'll find a complete continuum of care and services so you can select the level of care that most closely matches your needs and preferences. Care and support services are carefully coordinated from level to level, setting to setting, as care needs increase or decrease.

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About - Senior Resource Guide of Southwest Indiana

Details: The Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness is housed in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and is dedicated to advancing the understanding of aging and promoting the well-being of older adults through interdisciplinary education, research, and engaged partnerships. About Generations

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Gardening for Health - Senior Resource Guide of Southwest

Details: Gardening for Health. By Lettie Heer, BS, MS. Retired Environmental Consultant. The desire to raise and process my own food has been a change in attitude and interest for me. As a young bride, I tried a garden and did not see the benefit (my time seemed so limited, and I thought gardening was hot and dirty work).

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The Serenity Unit | Individual Agency - Senior Resource

Details: The Serenity Unit at St. Mary’s Warrick Hospital specializes in the behavioral health care of adults 60 years of age and older. A qualified team of medical professionals including a psychiatrist, medical doctor, social worker, and mental health nurses design an individualized treatment plan to meet the needs of each patient.

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Skin Care and Assessment in the Elderly Population

Details: Skin health is essential for a person’s well-being throughout the lifespan (Cowdell, 2010). Skin cancer is the most common cancer with approximately 1,000,000 people developing the disease each year (Kuhrik, Seckman, Kuhrik, Ahearn, & Ercole, 2011). As the skin ages, it is more difficult for the skin to serve as a barrier and skin breakdown

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HLS Health + Wellness | Individual Agency - Senior

Details: HLS Healthcare is an independently owned family of organizations that presently serves seven sites in southwestern Indiana, southeastern Illinois, and southern Texas.

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SWIRCA & More | Individual Agency - Senior Resource Guide

Details: Case management, Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Meals & Nutrition, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Nursing Home/Pre-Admission Screening (PAS), Transportation, Special events, Health & Wellness, Activity Center

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How To - Senior Resource Guide of Southwest Indiana

Details: How To Use the Online Senior Resource Guide of Southwest Indiana Introduction: Welcome, I am so glad you are interested in using the Online Senior Resource Guide of Southwest Indiana. We have created an online resource guide specific to seniors for older adults, caregivers, families, and professionals. The project is a proud partner of the […]

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West River Health Campus | Individual Agency - Senior

Details: With our West River Health Campus you'll find a complete continuum of care and services so you can select the level of care that most closely matches your needs and preferences. Care and support services are carefully coordinated from level to level, setting to setting, as care needs increase or decrease.

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Caregiver's Corner - Senior Resource Guide of Southwest

Details: Chronic stress can cause a variety of health problems, spanning from small issues to life-threatening diseases. There are many steps that can be taken to alleviate stress. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction exercise can help decrease the risk of developing certain diseases related to stress (Stults-Kolehmainen & Sinha, 2014). Read More…

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Healthy Eating After 50 - Senior Resource Guide of

Details: The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) describes two eating plans. Eating a variety of foods from each food group in either plan will help you get the nutrients you need.

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VANDERBURGH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT | Individual Agency

Details: For further assistance or information in Gibson, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties, please contact SWIRCA & More at 1(812)-464-7817.

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Are YOU At Risk for Lung Cancer? - Senior Resource Guide

Details: Deaconess Health Systems. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.

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Caregiver's Corner - Page 2 of 13 - Senior Resource Guide

Details: Skin health is essential for a person’s well-being throughout the lifespan (Cowdell, 2010). Skin cancer is the most common cancer with approximately 1,000,000 people developing the disease each year (Kuhrik, Seckman, Kuhrik, Ahearn, & Ercole, 2011). As the skin ages, it is more difficult for the skin to serve as a barrier and skin breakdown

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Prevention of High Blood Pressure - Senior Resource Guide

Details: According to the National Institutes of Health (2015), “blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels as the heart pumps.” Two numbers are recorded for blood pressure.

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Indiana Department of Mental Health & Addiction - Family

Details: The Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) sets care standards for the provision of mental health and addiction services to Hoosiers. DMHA is committed to ensuring that clients have access to quality services that promote individual, family and community resiliency and recovery.

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Older People in a Longevity Place Called Bama - Senior

Details: Experts suggest that this isolated environment contributes to the health and well- being of the Bama residents. In addition to the untouched environment, Bama County is also unique in a few other ways. The amount of sunlight that Bama receives is at a special intensity where the amount is the perfect amount of both infrared and ultraviolet

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| Individual Agency - Senior Resource Guide of Southwest

Details: For further assistance or information in Gibson, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties, please contact SWIRCA & More at 1(812)-464-7817.

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USI-Glenwood Community Health Center | Individual Agency

Details: The USI-Glenwood Community Health Center is a collaborative effort between the University of Southern Indiana and the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation. The clinic strives to increase access to primary health care services, provide health promotion and disease prevention, and provide students an opportunity to provide culturally

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Overall Health Archives - Page 7 of 10 - Senior Resource

Details: Overall Health What is an ADRC? Finding the right services can be a daunting task for elders and their family members. The current system – involving multiple federal, state and local agencies – is complex, fragmented, and often times the eligibility processes are duplicative and not user-friendly. Fortunately, SWIRCA & More’s Aging and

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Care One Home Health - Huntingburg | Individual Agency

Details: Through a variety of health and social services, our dedicated professionals transform your home into a place of healing, where you can live more vibrantly. When you choose Vibrant Home Health Care, you choose a team that is highly qualified, expertly trained, and available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Overall Health Archives - Page 9 of 10 - Senior Resource

Details: Overall Health Downsizing Tips. Approximately 80 percent of individuals age 65 and older live independently in their own homes, in their communities (2010 Census). Nine out of every ten individuals over the age of 65 report they intend to remain in their own homes as they age, a concept known as “aging in place” (AARP, 2010).

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Overall Health Archives - Page 6 of 10 - Senior Resource

Details: Overall Health Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life. You don’t need to buy special clothes or belong to a gym to become more active. Physical activity can and should be part of your everyday life. Find things you like to do. Go for brisk walks. Ride a bike. Dance. Work around the house. Garden. Climb stairs.

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MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY | Individual

Details: Promote mental health awareness through advocacy and service. Area: Gibson, Pike, Vanderburgh, Warrick. For further assistance or information in Gibson, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties, please contact SWIRCA & More at 1(812)-464-7817. For further assistance or information in Dubois or Pike counties, please contact

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St. Vincent Rehabilitation - Washington Square Mall

Details: The Intensive Outpatient Program located at Washington Square Mall is designed for patients who need two to five hours of therapy per day, but do not need the close medical supervision of nursing care provided in the inpatient setting.

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Tulip Tree Family Health Care | Individual Agency - Senior

Details: Tulip Tree Family Health Care is an organization committed to providing quality affordable healthcare and dental services to all residents of Gibson County and the surrounding area regardless of individual's race, age, disability, sex, or financial ability.

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Providing Oral Care for Aging Adults - Senior Resource

Details: Maintaining proper oral health in the aging population is an important aspect of overall health and it allows older adults to maintain their quality of life, prevent and minimize oral discomfort, and detect oral diseases early. A healthy mouth is an important part of individuals’ communication abilities, smiling and socialization habits, nutritional status, and self-confidence. […]

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Care of Dentures, Natural Teeth, and Mouth Sore Prevention

Details: Taking control of oral health is an essential part of maintaining overall health and wellness. Consult a dentist or healthcare provider if there are any new issues with mouth sores, sore teeth or gums, bleeding gums, poorly fitting dentures, or tooth loss.

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Better Living Home Health Care, Inc. | Individual Agency

Details: Skilled Nursing Services, Home Health Aide Services, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy Description: Our services are designed to be both flexible and personalized. Presently, our services are funded through Medicaid Prior Authorization, Medicare, or private pay insurance.

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Effects of Chronic Stree - Senior Resource Guide of

Details: Effects of Chronic Stress Chronic stress can cause a variety of health problems, spanning from small issues to life-threatening diseases. There are many steps that can be taken to alleviate stress. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction exercise can help decrease the risk of developing certain diseases related to stress (Stults-Kolehmainen & Sinha, 2014). Stress is a […]

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Mental Health America of Vanderburgh County | Individual

Details: Mental Health America is a respected leader in mental health issues. It is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for the mentally ill through education, volunteerism, support services, and advocacy. Area: Vanderburgh.

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Changes in Non-Medical Care - Senior Resource Guide of

Details: Having worked in the senior care industry for many years, I’ve seen many changes. As the aging population lives longer, they face many more health challenges. As a result, it may become necessary to bring outside help into the home. Today, aging adults have more options as to how and where they live. Many elders […]

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Memorial Home Care | Individual Agency - Senior Resource

Details: The staff of Memorial Home Care provides excellent, compassionate health care services to residents of Dubois, Pike, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Crawford, Orange, Martin, and Daviess counties. Memorial Home care is licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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Private Duty Care: The Key to Aging in Place with Grace

Details: Everyday tasks such as housekeeping, fixing meals, running errands and doing laundry may become more taxing as energy and optimum health decline. Personal care, such as bathing, can also be more difficult and increase the risk of falls and injury.

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Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice - Senior Resource

Details: Visit www.va.gov or call VA Health Care Benefits toll free at 1-877-222-8387. You can also contact a VA medical center near you. For more information on health and aging, contact: National Institute on Aging Information Center P.O. Box 8057 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057

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Help at Home - Evansville | Individual Agency - Senior

Details: Home health aide, skilled nursing, homemaking, housekeeping Description: Help At Home, Inc. is a home care agency committed to enhancing the quality of life for our clients and providing a viable alternative to living in a nursing home or long-term care facility.

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St. Vincent's At Home and St. Vincent's Medical Equipment

Details: For further assistance or information in Dubois or Pike counties, please contact Generations Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1(800)-986-3505.

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Research suggests laughter one of the keys to long life

Details: According to emerging research, the ability to laugh may be a key component in long-term health, managing disease, and reducing stress. This field of study has been given a name, although hard to pronounce – psychoneuroimmunology. It is the study of how psychological factors, the brain, and the immune system interact to influence health.

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Caregiver's Corner - Page 12 of 13 - Senior Resource Guide

Details: Deaconess Health System. We have heard it on all the news stations and in the newspaper. We as Americans are overweight as a nation. March is National Nutrition Month, perhaps to bring it to our attention once more. Just like our children, we have to be told more than once to get something done!

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Life Choices Maternity & Youth Home | Individual Agency

Details: Some residents are pregnant, parenting, or both, and some are single non-pregnant females. Program focus is on attainment of life skills in the pursuit of independent living. Maternity services avaialable in the form of parenting support, child care education, and ongoing trianing. Behavior modication and mental health services also available.

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Shingles and the Shingles Vaccine: A Physician’s

Details: Your health care provider can make a diagnosis of shingles by looking at your skin and asking about your medical history. If we see the typical rash and learn that you’ve had chicken pox in the past, we know it is shingles. Tests are rarely necessary, but may include taking a skin sample to see if the skin is infected with the virus.

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