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Panel Discussion: Putting Supports In Place And Preparing For Change

We invite you to join The ElderHealth team in a panel discussion to address your questions and concerns on putting supports in place and preparing for change. Practical, relational, and emotional needs are three areas that comprise supportive building blocks. The team will discuss and help prepare you for change. Practical – Advanced care planning …

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Community Spotlight: Harmony Hospice & Bayada Home Health Care

ElderHealth would like to shine a spotlight on helpful community organizations that align with our mission and values. This month, we’d like to share our highest recommendation for Harmony Hospice and Bayada Home Health Care that provide end-of-life care services to geriatric patients in Tucson, Arizona. Every month, Harmony Hospice holds a free community event …

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Press Release: Daughter-Caregiver Greatly Improves Elder Care At Home With ElderHealth’s Geriatric Telemedicine Consultations; Now Available To Arizona Residents

ElderHealth is a medical practice that specializes in geriatric primary care based in Tucson, Arizona; now offers statewide geriatric telemedicine consultations that go beyond the diagnosis with a second opinion and expert advice on prescribed medications, aging in place, cognitive care, and caregiver support within one appointment or as many as you like – covered …

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How Sensory-Rich Experiences Can Help Caregivers Communicate Better With Elderly Patients

“Given the significant advancements in the field of neuroscience, it is now widely recognized that the different sensory-rich experiences human beings encounter every day help to ‘nourish’ the nervous system.” AJ Ayres, 2005 As anyone who has ever been around someone with a cognitive impairment can surely attest, communication can be a challenge. Another challenge …

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10 Things You Need To Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility or Adult Care Home

There are many reasons why families make the decision to move a loved one into an assisted living facility.  Medication, treatment, food, safety, accessibility to nursing assistance, hygiene, mobility, and care partner burnout are just a few reasons that it’s time to make a change. Beware! Not all assisted living facilities are created equally! We believe …

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Dementia Support Group Presentation

Closed to the public. Event presentation for Watermark at Continental Ranch residents. Q&A and discussion regarding our holistic approach to care for those diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder. We’ll cover what inspired us to start ElderHealth, and what makes us unique in caring for individuals with neurocognitive disorders and supporting their loved ones along the way.

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Technology is Everywhere, Make it Part of Your Daily In-Home Elder Care Routine

Whether it’s ordering a meal through a delivery service or a surveillance system to monitor your home, smart tech for seniors is improving every year. It can be helpful for a care partner or family member to see what’s happening in real-time and monitor health from anywhere on a smart device. Nearly 90% of adults over the age …

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Talking to Kids About Dementia on Banner Health’s Dementia Untangled Podcast With Dr. Corinne Self & Melissa Koon

This week ElderHealth’s Dr. Corinne Self and Nurse Practitioner Melissa Koon were featured in Banner Health’s Dementia Untangled podcast. In the podcast, we discuss easy ways to talk to children about “grown-up” topics like neuro-cognitive disorders that affect our family relationships and community. We discuss the best way to explain dementia, when to talk about …

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Video: Story Time With ElderHealth, Reading Books About Dementia And Alzheimer’s Disease to Kids And Pre-Teens

In 2020, it was estimated that there are 6.2 million people in the United States living with dementia. With the number of Americans aged 65 years and older increasing, this number is expected to reach 12.7 million by 2050. Despite the common knowledge that most people living with dementia are institutionalized, 70% of adults with …

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