Dr. Amy Osmond Cook is the Executive Director of the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers, Marketing Director of North American Healthcare and a health/wellness columnist.

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Many people are more comfortable with taking a naturally derived medicine compared to a pharmaceutical that is synthesized in a laboratory. However, just because a medication is made from natural ingredients does not guarantee its safety or effectiveness.

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New nationwide rankings reveal the top nursing homes in each state. Discover the questions you should ask when choosing nursing home care for your loved one.

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When a senior must go to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation following a surgery or hospital stay, it’s important for family members to understand the care transition, the new care plan and the rehab facility’s discharge criteria.

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Evaluating everyday and special occasion meal options can provide a great deal of insight into the overall quality of the facility you are considering for your loved one. Use these 4 simple suggestions to help you decide on a skilled nursing facility.

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If a family chooses to hire a private caregiver instead of one through an agency, there are some important compensation rules that need to be taken into consideration.

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Juicing is an easy way for caregivers and seniors to boost the nutritional content of their diets. Countless fruits and vegetables can be juiced to provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in a form that is delicious and easy to digest.

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Many surgeries require some type of post-operative care and physical therapy, sometimes even in a specialized rehabilitation facility. The prehabilitation process focuses on helping patients go into surgery in the healthiest possible state to aid in healing and minimize their recovery time. Improvements in diet, exercise, and mental health can make a world of difference in a patient's recovery following a joint replacement, cancer treatment and other intensive procedures.

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Seniors who are overweight or obese face significant challenges when trying to find a long-term care facility that can accommodate their unique needs. These tips will help you narrow down your search for bariatric nursing home care.

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After being hospitalized seniors are often prescribed a stay at an inpatient rehabilitation facility to help them get back on their feet. While the focus of their stay is rehabilitation, the services provided by a skilled nursing facility are not limited to therapy.

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Upon discharge from the hospital, seniors often refuse to participate in vital rehabilitation programs. Use these tips to help them stick to their prescribed recovery plan.

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To truly protect a residence, you must go beyond basic security measures, such as locking doors and windows. Use these proven tactics to reduce the risk of a break-in.

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