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Thank you to our dear community! Our Resident’s valentine containers are overflowing with valentines and they are still coming in! Our Hearts are full!

 

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Read about the benefits of respite care

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Respite Care

Respite Care

Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their senior loved ones so they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite care.

Respite care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief in a licensed residential facility to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement outside the home. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care.

Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which may prove beneficial to her health. A majority of family caregivers report fair or poor health, with one or more chronic conditions, or a disability.

Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and wellbeing, avoid or delay out-of-home placements, and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect.

 

ARTICLE FROM WWW.SENIORLIVING.COM

https://www.seniorliving.com/respite-care

TESTIMONIAL

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Dear parkview pointe, I just want to express my immense satisfaction and heartfelt gratitude to the Staff at Parkview Pointe for the care my mother is receiving there. Since she first became a resident there in 2013, the concern and conscientious care for her has never changed. I believe this is a direct result of the leadership from the Board and the administrator, Jan Love. The state of Oklahoma and its Northwest communities are so fortunate to have a beautiful, clean and well-run facility to provide dignity and a safe, loving 'home away from home' for our family at their time of need.

M Watts Reno, NV Daughter of Current Parkview Pointe Resident January 19, 2017

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Live a longer, healthier life: one simple thing you can do

Live a longer, healthier life: one simple thing you can do

Live a longer healthier life

It’s the development of the simplest habits that have the greatest impact on our long-term health. Exercising, eating a nutritious diet, getting enough sleep, and rituals to eliminate stress are recognized as key routines that we should practice to optimize our chances to live a long, healthy life.

But there is one health routine that is often neglected that may have the greatest impact of all.

Brushing your teeth. In a new book, author Angie Stone enumerates five causes of death that are promoted by periodontal disease, which in turn is a product of poor oral hygiene:

Heart Disease

Research has indicated that periodontal disease increases the risk of the development of heart disease. Scientists believe that inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible. The development of periodontal disease can also worsen existing heart conditions.

Stroke

Additional studies have pointed to a relationship between periodontal disease and stroke.

Diabetes

People with diabetes and periodontal disease may have more trouble controlling their blood sugar than diabetic patients with healthy gums. This appears to be a two-way street. Those with periodontal disease are more likely to develop diabetes.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Research has shown those with periodontal disease have a 60 percent higher likelihood of developing COPD than those without periodontal disease.

Dementia

Oral bacteria in the mouth due to poor dental hygiene have been linked to brain tissue deterioration.

 

The author’s main focus is on nursing home residents, who are most often dependent on others to keep their teeth clean, but there’s a valuable lesson here for all seniors.

“The elderly have increased risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, COPD, aspiration pneumonia, and thrush. The lack of adequate oral care increases these risks significantly,” says Stone.

The culprit is oropharyngeal bacteria. These bacteria can be controlled through daily brushing and between-the-teeth cleaning. But poor dental habits can lead to this bacteria “wreaking havoc,” and leading to serious illness or premature death.

Stone says the greatest risk of dying from dirty teeth comes when the bacteria in the mouth get aspirated into the lungs and the person contracts aspiration pneumonia.

It’s not too late to develop better oral hygiene habits and improve your chances of living a longer, healthier life. And it all starts with brushing your teeth — and a trip to the dentist.

 

 

ARTICLE FROM WWW.SENIORLIVING.COM

https://www.seniorliving.com/article/live-longer-healthier-life-one-simple-thing-you-can-do

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How to reduce hip fractures

How to reduce hip fractures

  

Because of our ever-aging population, hip fractures are expected to double by the year 2050. In Europe, the medical community is hard at work, gathering and interpreting data that they believe will help them predict, and therefore prevent, occurences of hip fracture.


Almost three quarters of falls that cause hip fractures in elderly people take place in patients’ own homes – most commonly in the bedroom (35 percent), living room (23 percent) or bathroom (12 percent), according to a study presented at the EFORT Congress in London by researchers from Bangkok’s Mahidol University. The research identified previous falls, cerebrovascular disease, poor vision and hearing, cognitive impairment and dependency on a caregiver as significant factors in causing fall-related hip fractures. “Wearing shoes is also a significant environmental factor in connection with falls that cause hip fractures in the elderly,” reported the author of the study, Dr Panjapol Vitidvarodom.


Of course, common sense would dictate that there are a number of everyday precautions you can take to help you navigate safely, including the following:

  • Make sure your medications aren’t causing dizziness. Many seniors are over-medicated. Tell your primary doctor about every medication you are taking, especially if you are experiencing any light-headedness.
  • Exercise to improve your balance. Try to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, and don’t sit for long periods of time. More daily movement equates to fewer falls, not more.
  • Reduce or eliminate smoking and drinking alcohol. These are additional drugs you are putting into your body.
  • Make sure your vision is the best it can be and that your eyeglass prescription is up-to-date. Visit an eye doctor at least yearly.
  • Clear the way. Remove any impediments — throw rugs, small furniture, cords and cables — that are in your daily path.
  • On icy days, stay indoors. It only takes a split-second to experience a life-changing accident. It’s not worth the risk.
  • Install grab bars in your bathroom, especially in the tub or shower.

Staying healthy and fracture-free does require a little work on your part, but it is worth the investment. A hip fracture is a grueling ordeal that you do not want to go through.

 

 

ARTICLE FROM WWW.SENIORLIVING.COM

https://www.seniorliving.com/article/how-reduce-hip-fractures