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When Will This Actually End?

When Will This Actually End?

In March of 2020, employees across the world were sent home from work for 'just a few weeks' while the Corona Virus (Covid-19) ran its course. Since then, the world has collectively embarked upon numerous case surges, mask mandates, and vaccine rollouts. However, as...

Healthcare Equality: What you need to know

Healthcare Equality: What you need to know

Creating More Inclusive Healthcare Systems UCLA Health is identified as a Core Four Role player in Healthcare Equity for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals in the United States. As a member of the Los Angeles school district, UCLA has an obligation to ensure that...

What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Since December, the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has started. However, this process isn't as simple as getting your flu vaccine since you have multiple groups and vaccines at play. Take a look more into how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is working. Groups The most...

Helping Your Elderly Neighbor

Helping Your Elderly Neighbor

Older adults in your neighborhood may live independently, but that still does not mean that they do not need a little help from their neighbors. As people age, their ability to do tasks like gardening, landscaping, and painting can be hard to accomplish with...

Understanding Forgetfulness

Understanding Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness is a problem that affects everyone of all ages. Little children forget to do their chores or homework, and that's just a normal part of cognitive development. Even healthy, average adults will forget where they put something or why they walked into a...

Signs Your Parents May Be Ready for Assisted Living

Signs Your Parents May Be Ready for Assisted Living

Parents give guidance in the beginning, but children eventually guide their parents down the road of aging. It's hard to know when adults are ready for assisted living. Worsening chronic health conditions, slow recoveries, and worrisome accidents are some red flags,...

Long-Term Care Prices

Long-Term Care Prices

With age comes wisdom, knowledge, joy, understanding and, unfortunately, a slew of health problems. While some people are able to age gracefully and maintain a high quality of life well into their golden years, the opposite is also true: some people are riddled with...

Benefits of Home Monitoring in Elderly Care

Benefits of Home Monitoring in Elderly Care

Remote home monitoring is most often associated with keeping your home and family safe, but this technology has many benefits for elderly care. As telemedicine becomes the norm in today’s healthcare environment, clinicians are looking towards similar concepts, such as...

How to Talk to Your Aging Loved Ones About Driving

How to Talk to Your Aging Loved Ones About Driving

As teenagers, most people dream about the day that they can get their driver's license. This day represents a big step towards freedom and adulthood. For elderly individuals, keeping their driver's license is a representation of their freedom and autonomy. Although,...

4 Tips To Protect Vulnerable Aging Loved Ones Amid COVID-19

4 Tips To Protect Vulnerable Aging Loved Ones Amid COVID-19

The current coronavirus pandemic has altered nearly every part of our daily life. Some of these changes are a lot easier to handle than others. If you are responsible for caring for an elderly loved one, then this can be an extremely challenging time. You need to make...