Providence Senior's Health Team

From how to identify and treat heart diseases to exercise tips to maintain an active lifestyle, the Providence Senior's Health team is committed to providing real-world advice that is hyper-relevant to helping those 65+ find ways stay young at heart

  • Fight infections when you have rheumatoid arthritis

    Fight infections when you have rheumatoid arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis causes painful symptoms. You also face a higher risk of infections such as COVID-19. Learn how to handle infections and RA flares, too.

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  • Do’s and don’ts for communicating with someone with dementia

    Do’s and don’ts for communicating with someone with dementia

    Providence shares helpful tips for communicating with and understanding someone with dementia.

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  • Our commitment to safe food preparation for people with dysphagia

    Our commitment to safe food preparation for people with dysphagia

    Providence is following new international standards to prepare food and drinks appropriately for people with swallowing disorders.

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  • Can laughter help you live longer?

    Can laughter help you live longer?

    “When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick,” George Burns, 100 “I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do,” Phyllis Diller, 95 “I’m so old they’ve canceled my blood type,” Bob Hope,...

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  • Being the best caregiver starts with caring for yourself

    Being the best caregiver starts with caring for yourself

    Caring for someone is about more than measuring medicine and making meals — it’s also about focusing on our emotional needs so we can offer the best of ourselves. Caregiver self-care is often...

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  • Preventing, managing and embracing your wrinkles

    Preventing, managing and embracing your wrinkles

    Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, but are there tricks or treatments that can help you look younger longer? There are many lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent and...

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  • Counseling makes major life transitions easier as you age

    Counseling makes major life transitions easier as you age

    Retirement. Downsizing. Illness or death of friends or family. Surgeries and other healthcare procedures. The changes and major life events that accompany growing older can be difficult to...

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  • Keeping low income seniors healthy

    Keeping low income seniors healthy

    More than 14 percent of seniors in the U.S. live well below the federal poverty limit. Learn which programs are available to help. Poverty has been shown to negatively affect health outcomes...

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  • Beyond brushing: Keeping a healthy mouth as you age

    Beyond brushing: Keeping a healthy mouth as you age

    Nearly one in five adults over the age of 65 has lost all their teeth. Learn why and how seniors should maintain good oral hygiene. Seniors are more prone to dry mouth, which can cause tooth...

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  • Schedule these 10 health tests when you turn 65

    Schedule these 10 health tests when you turn 65

    Health care during your senior years is considerably more complicated than the screenings and services you needed in your youth. You may have multiple health issues that require juggling numerous...

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  • Healthcare cost assistance programs

    Healthcare cost assistance programs

    Help is available if you’re struggling to stretch your limited income and resources to cover the cost of your health care. State and federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid offer assistance...

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  • What to look for in a senior health provider

    What to look for in a senior health provider

    Switching doctors doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore. These tips can help you evaluate your options to make an informed decision about choosing a doctor that’s best for you. A little research...

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  • Learn the truth behind common Parkinson's myths

    Learn the truth behind common Parkinson's myths

    Roughly 1.2 million people are expected to be living with Parkinson’s disease by 2030, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation, making it the most common neurological disorder in the United...

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  • Home healthcare could be the right choice for you

    Home healthcare could be the right choice for you

    There’s no place like home for healthcare Home healthcare could be the right choice for you or a loved one who wants to stay at home but needs ongoing care. Why home healthcare could be the...

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  • The ABCDs of Medicare: An overview

    The ABCDs of Medicare: An overview

    There’s a lot to learn about Medicare, starting with the different parts (plans): ABC and D. Read on for an overview of Medicare plans and an invitation to learn more at a free class. An...

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  • For people with Alzheimer's, music brings sweet memories

    For people with Alzheimer's, music brings sweet memories

    Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is a reminder that research is still needed to find a cure. In the meantime, music can bring joy to people with Alzheimer’s. Learn how melody can help with...

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  • Senior skin or health concern? Five reasons to see a dermatologist.

    Senior skin or health concern? Five reasons to see a dermatologist.

    Learn more about the impact of age on your skin and five reasons it might be time to see a dermatologist. Everyone’s skin changes as they get older. For some it starts with a few dark spots...

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  • Physical therapy after joint replacement

    Physical therapy after joint replacement

    Physical therapy after joint replacement can help speed your recovery and get you back to your daily activities faster with less pain. [3 MIN READ] Whether it’s a creaky knee, a balky hip or a...

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  • Keep smiling: Study links optimism to longevity

    Keep smiling: Study links optimism to longevity

    Researchers have found that optimistic men and women tend to live longer lives. So, put on a smile – it might last into the next decade. [3 MIN READ] You can’t have a rainbow without rain....

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  • Advance care planning series: Complete

    Advance care planning series: Complete

    Last in a four-part series outlining the basics of advance care planning: Think, Talk, Choose, Complete [3 MIN READ] Advance care planning is not always an easy process. If you’ve been...

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