Decluttering Your Home as a Senior

As a senior, it is important for your home to be a safe, welcoming sanctuary for you to relax and feel protected. When clutter builds up in your home, it not only increases feelings of stress and anxiety, but it adds an element of danger to seniors with vision or mobility issues. Here, the aging…

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Study Shows Benzodiazepines are Prescribed in Excess to the Elderly

Benzodiazepines, which include prescription drugs Xanax and Valium, are a class of drugs most often used to treat anxiety. While benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed to treat a variety of physical and mental health conditions, one study shows that anti-anxiety medications are prescribed in excess to seniors. Here, the home care providers at Avila Home Care…

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“Fall-Proof” Shoes May Not Be What You Think

When most people think of “fall-proof” shoes, they think of sturdy footwear with thick soles. However, not all shoes will help prevent falls in all situations, and so it is important for the elderly to know which types of footwear will keep them safest in different situations. Here, the home care providers at Avila Home…

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Preparing for a Good End of Life

The article below is the work of Katy Butler and was featured on the Wall Street Journal.  Feb. 8, 2019 11:29 a.m. ET I recently turned 70 in Marin County, Calif., home to some of the healthiest, wealthiest and longest-lived people in the country. I swim daily, take no medications and can still hoist my…

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