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Senior Long-term Care Services...Infographic

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 16, 2022 10:45:00 AM

This infographic provides an overview of senior services case management. Individuals need more protection as they age, from the environment, from medical issues, from those who would take advantage of them, and, in some cases, from themselves. Senior services case management involves assessing the environmental, social, and medical services that are required, as well as providing up-to-date information on how those needs may change. 

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, case management software

A Note of Respect

Posted by George Ritacco on Sep 13, 2022 1:30:00 AM
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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Elderly/Aging Long Term Care

A Guide to Fall Prevention For Seniors That are Aging in Place

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 13, 2022 12:15:00 AM

Our friend, Kent Elliot has submitted a great guide to our blog that I wanted to share with you today.  Read on to learn about fall prevention best practices that can help seniors age in place safely. In the article he covers a variety of topics, including which home modifications help prevent falls, tips on lifestyle changes that aid in fall prevention, and more.  

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, healthcare issues

3 Ways NGOs Help Improve The Quality of Life For Seniors

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 23, 2022 10:45:00 AM

We require assistance with a variety of tasks as we age. Many elderly people, however, lack caregivers who they can rely on for their daily needs. In the US, approximately 54 million people are 65 years of age or older. This demonstrates the growing need for NGOs to expand their services and meet the needs of all the nation's senior citizens. Fortunately, a number of NGOs in America have taken on the duty of caring for elderly people.
Continue reading this blog to learn about three ways NGOs are helping senior citizens.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care

Across Generations

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 20, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Tom Wolfe labeled the baby boomers the "Me" generation and the label has been applied to every generation since. GenZers and Millennials have been accused of pathological self-involvement and narcissism resulting from the "helicopter" parents that raised them. This blog thinks, however, that this continued characterization is unfair and would like to recount a story about kindness and empathy across generations.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, what social workers do, Covid-19

Common Problems Faced by The Elderly in The US

Posted by GVT Admin on May 23, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Many people look forward to retiring in order to completely rest, settle down, and enjoy life in peace. It is widely acknowledged that we must plan for the future in order to be comfortable. While living to an old age is something to be proud of, the elderly face a number of challenges. Seniors face unique challenges due to their age and living situations, necessitating proper attention and senior services from nonprofit organizations.

Here are some of the most common problems that the elderly face.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, senior care

3 Ways to Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

Posted by GVT Admin on May 19, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Senior citizens are easily overlooked members of society.

Because they no longer have family members to care for them, many elderly people in America end up in senior centers and nursing homes. Those who don’t are frequently neglected in their own homes. As a result, their quality of life rapidly deteriorates. Given that the country has over 50 million senior citizens, it is critical to take the necessary steps to improve their quality of life. Our seniors deserve better. Here are a few simple ways to help us better care for our seniors.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, senior care

Knowing When to Move: Caring for a Senior Family Member

Posted by GVT Admin on May 4, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Today's blog is written by guest blogger, Sharon Wagner, from Senior Friendly.  We truly appreciate her for sharing these helpful insights for seniors and their families.  

If you have loved ones who are getting on in years, they might have reached a point where they need more help than they will admit. Perhaps you noticed on your last visit they were having trouble keeping up with the house or they needed more assistance than usual. Discover how you can help your family member or loved one by being there in the ways they need.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, senior care

How Technology Improves the Quality of Life for Seniors?

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 28, 2022 7:00:00 AM

When most people think of technology, they think of smartphones and laptops. While those are definitely examples of technology, the term can be applied to a wider range of objects and phenomena. In general, anything that makes our lives easier or more efficient can be considered technology. And over the years, technology has certainly come a long way. It has improved our lives in countless ways, from making it easier to communicate with others to help save time and energy.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, senior care

Tidal Wave Update...Nursing Homes

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 20, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Ever since we published The Aging Tidal Wave, this blog has been tracking how the long-term care industry is accommodating the 3 million baby boomers swamping it every year. This week we're taking a closer look at how the nursing home component of long-term care is holding up.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, senior care

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