Jobs That Improve Life for People with Disabilities

Disability is more common than you think — in fact, 61 million adults in the U.S. have some type of disability. There are many kinds of functional disabilities that can affect a person’s lifestyle. Mobility disability is the most common type of disability, and usually affect’s a person’s ability to move around. Meanwhile, cognitive disability will likely […]

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Communication is Key!

Since the dawn of time, communication has been identified as a complex process prone to errors, oversights, and misunderstandings. A number of clients leave home care companies each year due to poor communication or a complete lack thereof. Common issues often include the use of too much “jargon” or simply not truly listening, which hinders […]

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Mobility Issues in the Senior Community

Mobility problems in older adults may be attributed to several common conditions: muscle weakness, joint problems, pain, disease, and neurological difficulties. At times, several mild problems occur at once and combine to affect mobility more seriously. There are many physical considerations to ponder concerning seniors who have mobility impairments. However, mental and emotional state of […]

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Hearing Loss in Aging Adults

One in 3 adults over age 65 has hearing loss. It is potentially the most common problem associated with aging. Older people who can’t hear well become depressed, or they may withdraw from others because they feel frustrated or embarrassed about not understanding what is being said. Sometimes, older people are mistakenly thought to be confused, […]

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Statewide Expansion for the STAR Center

Since their humble beginnings in borrowed space, located in the basement of West Jackson Elementary School,The STAR Center has been on a mission. That mission is to help any person with any disability realize theirpotential. This has enabled them to impact tens of thousands of families since their founding in 1988. In thebeginning, there were […]

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Pet Therapy

The National Center for Biotechnology Information states: “Almost 65% of American households have at least one pet. That means that your loved one likely has benefited at some point from having a pet in their lives. If this was a positive experience for them, you might want to consider some form of pet therapy for […]

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Depression and Alcoholism in Aging Adults

Depression and alcoholism commonly coincide for all affected age groups. Many times, one proves to be a result of the other. These two disorders occur simultaneously in more than 8% of the older population. Not only changes in the body, but also changes in the mind may be attributed. Depression is not a “natural” part […]

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Nutrition for Aging Adults: What’s for dinner?

Nutrition is important for all age ranges. Just like gas for a vehicle, what we eat powers everything that keeps us going. However, as we age, our bodies have different fuel requirements. Not only does a person’s healthy nutrition provide energy and weight moderation, it also helps combat certain diseases (e.g. osteoporosis and diabetes). Malnutrition […]

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