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Virtual Doctor Visits? It’s Happening Right Now.

by Steve Gurney

“Aging in place” has become much more than a buzz phrase: It’s a huge priority for today’s aging population and a key focus of many retirement communities. And thanks to telemedicine, it’s a trend more and more seniors may be able to embrace. So what is telemedicine, or “telehealth”? According to Medicaid.gov, telemedicine “seeks to improve a patient’s health by permitting two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site.” In other […]

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A Great Role Model . . . for Models!

I don't blame the 81 year old former supermodel  Carmen Dell’Orefice for her statement, “Well, if you had the ceiling falling down in your living room, would you not go and have a[...]

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Secret Tip To Looking “Younger” – Have Purpose and Smile!

When people learn I am in the "aging" business they usually open up and start telling me how “old” they feel, and how the “aging process” has got them down. Lately I have been sharing some[...]

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The Three Legged Stool for Aging in Place/Community

The Three Legged Stool for Aging in Place/Community
I have been neglecting this blog lately, so I figured I might share a recurring theme that I have been speaking about recently at events and expos. Based on conversations with our readers and my[...]

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“Learn More Today” in Retirement Communities!

“Learn More Today” in Retirement Communities!
Last month I traveled to Brightview Westminster Ridge to interview one of the residents, Velma Keck for an article we recently published on the benefits of pets in senior living communities. [...]

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Would you hire someone with a few wrinkles and gray hair?

Would you hire someone with a few wrinkles and gray hair?
Today I was in the doctors office with my son and I was paging through the magazines when this ad caught my eye. I have a few concerns here: Are there really employers out there that would not[...]

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Assisted Living RV Park?

Ironically, I just returned from a week of traveling throughout New England in an RV with my family to find this article in the New York Times. Many of the people that we met in the RV parks we[...]

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How to talk to your children about your move to a retirement community

Grant Bagley is really an exceptional guy!  He dropped out of high school to pursue skiing but an injury returned him to higher academics, finishing medical school and law school. Grant has  a[...]

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How HAM Radio Can Change The Lives of Retirement Community and Nursing Home Residents!

How HAM Radio Can Change The Lives of Retirement Community and Nursing Home Residents!
Last week I was interviewing some residents at Collington, a continuing care retirement community in suburban Maryland.  The article will be published next month, but I couldn't wait to share this[...]

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Is “independence” a misused term in eldercare?

Is “independence” a misused term in eldercare?
Last week our nation celebrated our independence from the British superpower.  However, we achieved that independence by one of the most heroic displays of INTERdependence the world has ever[...]

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