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Advice for choosing the most effective healthcare provider

Robert Pearl, M.D.
Chairman, Council of Accountable Physician Practices
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Maintaining your health now will pay off in the long run

George E. Sadowski, MD
Medical Advisor
Martin S. Finkelstein's picture

Partner with your doctor and develop a good medical care relationship

Martin S. Finkelstein, MD
Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
George E. Sadowski's picture

Correcting hormone imbalance can help fix hormonal pauses

George E. Sadowski, MD
Medical Advisor
Nicky Rolland's picture

Age beautifully and gracefully to help stay healthy and happy

Nicky Rolland
Spiritual Teacher and Author
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Understand Alzheimer’s disease and the care options available

Sara L. Shelton
Gerontologist and Eldercare Consultant
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Aging and Longevity

As we age, there are various diseases and conditions that become apparent. There are also things that we can do throughout our lives to make the aging process smoother and ensure an exalted quality of life. For seniors, a high level of care is important when considering hospice, retirement and nursing homes, and making sure you are able to get through the day without being riddled with back pain or arthritis. Look to ExpertBeacon to for advice to help you extend your life expectancy and give you the knowledge you need to get through the aging process on top.  

Elder bedsores can be a serious problem that need proper attention

Every year, millions of elderly Americans are admitted to hospitals for treatment related to various symptoms. However, whatever specific problem brought them to the facility, they should also be concerned about bedsores. Bedsores are wounds to the surface of the skin and its underlying tissue brought about after extensive pressure is placed on a particular site for a long period of time.

Pearl RoseAttorney

Northwestern University, B.A., J.D....

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Maintaining your health now will pay off in the long run

Wealth without health is worthless. Many people don’t follow the advice to lose weight and exercise and instead, remain overweight or even obese and disregard their declining health. If you think you can rely on your insurance or Medicare to cover your costs and leave the rest to your family, think again.

George E. Sadowski, MDMedical Advisor

George E. Sadowski, MD, presently the Medical Advisor of the Wellness & Hormones Centers of America, is a physician with a thriving surgical practice with the Surgical Associates of North Florida in St. Augustine. He received his undergraduate e...

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Your pharmacist can help you stick to your medication regimen

Mindy Smith Executive Director American Pharmacists Association Foundation

Research shows that people who don’t adhere to their regular medication regimen are at risk for death or hospitalization. In order to stay healthy it is important that you take your medications as prescribed by your doctor. Especially for seniors, those new to chronic drug therapy, and people who take multiple monthly medications, ensuring that you take your meds at the right time and in the right dose can often be difficult. Thankfully, many pharmacies offer medication synchronization programs to help you keep track of your medications both at home and when you go to the pharmacy.

Mindy SmithExecutive Director

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C., is a trusted source of research demonstrating how pharmacists can improve health care. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to...

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You may be able to stay in your house with home care assistance

If the time has come to consider home care for yourself or a loved one, there are many things to consider to find the right agency to fit your needs. Each person has their own and unique requirements. The agency that you choose to care for your loved one will be able to customize your very own personalized solution to meet your needs that will allow you stay comfortably in your home for as long as possible. Home care can be the right choice for many, but there are times when medical situations dictate that skilled nursing care facilities is the best option.

Tim HomerOwner

Tim Homer is the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare South Dayton. Based in Gilbert Arizona, SYNERGY HomeCare is a national franchise of non-medical home care dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. SYNERGY HomeCare...

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Using modern technology can help elderly people with dementia

Jack York President and Founder It’s Never 2 Late

We live in a wired world: we are connected 24/7 through email, Skype, smartphones, laptops, tablets and a myriad of other programs, apps and devices. Yet older adults, particularly individuals with dementia, are often left out of this entire revolution. Their children or caregivers mistakenly assume that their senior loved ones are disinterested or worse, intimidated by modern technology.

Jack YorkPresident and Founder

Jack York founded It’s Never 2 Late in 1999 after spending 14 years in the semiconductor industry. He retired from that industry as vice president of strategic sales for Vishay Intertechnology. In 1998, he began donating computers to assisted li...

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What can older adults expect from assisted living communities?

Sara L. Shelton Gerontologist and Eldercare Consultant Seattle Aging Solutions

Whereas previous generations of seniors were commonly cared for in nursing homes, assisted living communities have completely changed the landscape of senior care. Beyond the provision of strictly custodial care, which refers to ensuring that basic needs (bathing, dressing, feeding and toileting) are met, assisted living communities provide an active lifestyle that promotes maintaining independence.

Sara L. SheltonGerontologist and Eldercare Consultant

As a professional gerontologist, Sara is an expert in the field of aging and has assisted thousands of families faced with challenges associated with eldercare. She has a passion for interacting with seniors and their families to identify and ap...

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Embrace hospice as a guide on the journey through terminal illness

Linda Campanella Author of the award-winning memoir When All That’s Left of Me Is Love

Too few people understand what hospice is, and unfortunately far too many believe it is something it isn’t. Sometimes people – both physicians and families – wait too long to bring in hospice. A family that waits until a loved one is almost literally on his or her last breath is missing out on enormous support and a wonderful experience. For those who have not experienced the gift of hospice firsthand, it may be impossible to imagine just how invaluable – and also wonderful – an experience it can be.

Linda CampanellaAuthor of the award-winning memoir When All That’s Left of Me Is Love

I am a management consultant, friend, wife, sister, mother, and motherless daughter whose grief needed an outlet and found expression on pages that became an intimate memoir and gift to my father on his first Christmas without his sweetheart of ...

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Forgetful? Memory enhancement is still possible as you age

Dr. Alice Vestergaard Clinical Liaison for the College of Health, Human Services, and Science Ashford University

Do you ever walk into a room and wonder why you are there? Are you frustrated because you sometimes can't recall names of people, but you recognize faces? Do you ever forget where you put your wallet, keys and/or glasses? Do you find yourself in the middle of a conversation, and suddenly “blank” on the next word you wanted to say?

Dr. Alice VestergaardClinical Liaison for the College of Health, Human Services, and Science

Age gracefully with a positive attitude, strong mind and healthy body

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Patricia Mitchell, RN, CPT Health and fitness expert, registered nurse and fitness writer

Patricia Mitchell has over 30 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. She is a registered nurse with a BSN in nursing and practiced in the behavioral health field for over 10 years. Patricia has been featured as a fitness expert on...

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A life coach can help you reduce stressful decisions in retirement

Patty Hopker Author, Life Coach and Consultant for the aging DiLE-UP, LLC

Just when you think life should be easy, circumstances do arise during the golden years when a little bit of creative thought, support, encouragement and guidance might be extremely helpful. There may be some life changes that happen that you may not have the resources, or know-how to conquer. Tasks, which you have easily accomplished in the past, may be more difficult now.

Patty HopkerAuthor, Life Coach and Consultant for the aging

Patty’s formal education and degree in nutrition with a concentration in lifestyles, and added studies of psychology and criminology has supported her career and her passion for helping the elders of our society. She has worked closely with fami...

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Reduce the effects of aging using vitamin and nutrient supplements

As a doctor who specializes in nutritional supplementation, one of the most common questions I hear from people is: “I eat a pretty healthy diet. Do I really need to take supplements?” My answer is always a resounding, “Yes!”

Supplementing our diets with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats has become essential with our poor soils, nutritionally deficient foods and environmental toxins. So to help you get started, here’s some expert advice for taking supplements as a senior.

Michael A. Smith, M.D.Senior Health Scientist

“The country doctor with a city education,” that’s how Dr. Michael A. Smith’s many devoted fans describe him. Senior health science specialist and online personality for Life Extension® (www.lef.org) — the world’s leading organization dedicated ...

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Choose a qualified in-home caregiver from a reliable provider

Finding a qualified and reliable caregiver takes a lot of work and shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are many things that you should keep in mind when you are researching in-home care companies, and you should be sure that you take the time to get to know the caregiver and the company on a personal level, so that you know you and your loved one’s needs will be bet. To help you in the process, here is some advice on what to look for when you begin searching for an in-home care provider for yourself or a loved one.

Jeff SalterCEO and Founder

Jeff Salter has over 21 years of experience in the homecare industry. Salter worked in a variety of fields, in a number of locations before discovering a gap in the care of seniors, which led him to develop the concept for Caring Senior Service....

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Embrace the change of moving into an assisted living facility

Moving to an assisted living facility is most likely not on most people’s bucket lists, nor do most of us plan for such a move as we age. To many, assisted living facilities represent an end to independence, privacy and freedom. Some may view such a move as a last stop, and grieve the loss of their home and routines. But assisted living facilities offer many benefits that can actually help you to maintain your independence longer and enjoy an active and productive lifestyle in a safe environment. Having a positive attitude about your move will make all the difference.

Caroline Moore, MPHProgram Leader

Caroline Moore has 15 years of experience in public health, as a researcher, health educator, program developer, and most recently as the leader of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, a unique and innovative community education and ou...

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Prevent falls as a senior by creating a safer living environment

Iris Onrot CEO and Co-Creator ComfiHips by Worldwide Ortho, LLC

According to the CDC, 1 out of 3 seniors fall every year. Statistics show that approximately 25% of those who fall and fracture their hips will die within a year due to complications. It is important for seniors to become educated about fall prevention. People experience devastating life changes after a fall, however seniors should create a safer environment for themselves to live in.

Iris OnrotCEO and Co-Creator

Attended University of Florida. Graduated in 1976 with high honors from the College of Journalism and Communications with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. Married and moved to Tampa and had two children; got divorced in 19...

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Choose a trustworthy and qualified caregiver for your elderly parent

It’s quite common for most families to experience a challenging phase where the parent/child roles are reversed and the sons and daughters now have to provide care for their mom or dad. Oftentimes the responsibilities can be overwhelming for one person to handle, especially when an aging loved one requires constant supervision, medical treatments, etc.

Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BCSenior Vice President of Quality & Clinical Operations

I joined BrightStar Care in 2011 as the Vice President of Quality & Clinical Operations. I have 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and a background in advance practice nursing, executive management, and education. Prior to BrightS...

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Advice for choosing the most effective healthcare provider

You may have heard the term “accountable” or “coordinated” care to describe ways that patient care can be improved, but you may not realize that many healthcare providers are already offering these enhancements to patients today.

Robert Pearl, M.D.Chairman, Council of Accountable Physician Practices

Dr. Robert Pearl is the chairman of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices, the Executive Director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG). As chair of CAP...

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Partner with your doctor and develop a good medical care relationship

Older people generally have multiple complex medical issues that trouble them, and for which they would like better explanation and discussion. However, in today’s health care system, with computer-based care, their functional face-time with the doctor is very limited, and they often leave their medical visit with many unanswered questions. Become a more proactive partner with your doctor, become more aware of the pressures and requirements placed on your doctor, and become a better medical consumer.

Martin S. Finkelstein, MDInternal Medicine and Geriatrics

In the practice of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics for greater than 35 years at a leading NY University Medical Center. Author: “Aging, Health Care, and You!” - A Doctor’s Personal Prescription for Understanding and Improving Your Health Care. ...

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Correcting hormone imbalance can help fix hormonal pauses

Much of aging follows a predictable pattern of built-in obsolescence. We are born, we mature and we feel invincible. Then something happens. Our hormones decline and our function follows. Muscular strength, dexterity and mental acuity is lost in the most subtle ways so that we don’t notice the loss but by the end little is left. We get regular check-ups and get a clean bill of health but we continue to feel our age and wonder is this all there is. Current advances in technology allow the replacement of hormones and nutrients to levels expected in youth.

George E. Sadowski, MDMedical Advisor

George E. Sadowski, MD, presently the Medical Advisor of the Wellness & Hormones Centers of America, is a physician with a thriving surgical practice with the Surgical Associates of North Florida in St. Augustine. He received his undergraduate e...

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Age beautifully and gracefully to help stay healthy and happy

Aging beautifully and gracefully is all about accepting the aging process and embracing it. As we feel great on the inside, we look fabulous on the outside too. Wrinkles and lines add character, softened skin glows as we move with ease through life. Enjoy this advice on making choices that will help you stay healthy and happy so you can, in turn, age beautifully and gracefully.

Nicky RollandSpiritual Teacher and Author

Nicky Rolland is a spiritual teacher and author. At Mid life, she completed her medicine wheel training with the Four Winds Society, and studied directly with international Shaman Alberto Villoldo. She gave various workshops to adults and ch...

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Understand Alzheimer’s disease and the care options available

Sara L. Shelton Gerontologist and Eldercare Consultant Seattle Aging Solutions

As the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is expected to reach epidemic proportions by the year 2050. With increasing age as the number one risk factor, its prevalence will inevitably increase as the Baby Boomer population continues to turn 65 and older. With so many people directly or indirectly affected by Alzheimer’s, it is extremely important to understand the disease’s definition and symptoms, as well as the various types of care options available and how to evaluate the quality of each.

Sara L. SheltonGerontologist and Eldercare Consultant

As a professional gerontologist, Sara is an expert in the field of aging and has assisted thousands of families faced with challenges associated with eldercare. She has a passion for interacting with seniors and their families to identify and ap...

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Ensure you track and take your medications on time

Everyone can use a little help in properly maintaining their medications. Proper medication management helps in maintaining better health.

Paul H. BreloGeneral Manager

Senior sales management/VP-national, channel management, regional, district, for consumer products companies for 35 years. Adjunct university instructor (management, marketing, organizational behavior, and economics) for over fourteen years....

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Help managing Parkinson's disease symptoms and getting treatment

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive, neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by a number of symptoms, including tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement, impaired balance and difficulty swallowing, as well as significant non-motor disturbances, including mood disorders, fatigue and dementia. Patients with Parkinson’s disease find that the disease and the symptoms severely affect their daily lives. There is no known cure for PD, but there are treatment options for the disease and some of the symptoms.

Anthony GiovinazzoPresident and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Giovinazzo is a Director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. He is an experienced Biotech CEO with more than 18 years of experience in international pharmaceutical drug development, private and public financings...

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Expect spiritual expansion and change when experiencing hospice

Being a hospice worker/volunteer can be rather like having a near-death experience in slow motion. Because one is continuously speaking with and interacting with people who are very sick and preparing to die and/or are experiencing grief, there are many mystical things that come into ones sphere. If you are open to it, your spiritual life can expand in ways you would never have imagined. Below are some ways your spiritual life can transform and expand.

Maria Dancing Heart HoaglundTransformational Healer, End of Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor

Rev. Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund is an author, transformational healer, U.C.C. Minister, spiritual counselor, and end-of-life coach who honors the body-mind-spirit holistic approach. She currently works primarily with the Japanese who visit Sed...

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Planning and preparation can help with the care of aging parents

As people live longer, health care costs will continue to rise. If you have elderly parents, now is the best the time to talk to them about planning for their future and discuss their legal and financial options. Some of the areas of discussion should include: the current status of your parent’s medical condition; the state of their finances; the status of their health care and long-term care coverage, if any; and the current status of their legal documents. The following advice will help ensure you have a legal and financial plan in place.

Ronald Fatoullah, Esq.New York Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney

Ronald Fatoullah has been selected as one of the New York area’s “Best Lawyers” in the fields of Elder Law & Trusts & Estates for 9 consecutive years. He is also recognized as a ‘SuperLawyer’ and currently serves on the Executive Council of A...

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Overcome your fear of death by embracing love and happiness

We are living in a time of great change. And we have also been living in a world where there is a great deal of denial around the topic of death. You might say that we’ve been sailing down Denial River, so it’s time to help ourselves overcome the fear of death. Change is part of life, and death is simply the biggest change we ever go through in this lifetime. It is time for you to become prepared for death. It’s never too early, because none of us know when our time will come.

Maria Dancing Heart HoaglundTransformational Healer, End of Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor

Rev. Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund is an author, transformational healer, U.C.C. Minister, spiritual counselor, and end-of-life coach who honors the body-mind-spirit holistic approach. She currently works primarily with the Japanese who visit Sed...

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Keep your independence with the help of an in-home care agency

Ira J. Uslander General Manager and Executive Director Seniority Lifecare at Home

Making decisions about getting extra care as we age, or our needs and conditions dictate we need the help, can be confusing and even devastating. Many people feel this is the end of the line and they are giving up their independence. This should be far from the truth because a sensible choice can greatly enhance a senior’s quality of life. If you have decided you want to remain in your own home, want someone available to assist you, and have decided on using an agency rather than an independent caregiver, the following advice will help you make the best choice.

Ira J. UslanderGeneral Manager and Executive Director

Ira Uslander was educated as an engineer at MIT and spent 30 years building a technology development company which was integral in the growth of the automotive electronics and medical device fields. After retiring from this activity he spent...

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Discover in-home healthcare options that are safe and comfortable

Choosing the right care option is a major life decision that merits considerate thought. Before you make any decisions, think about what you need, as well as what you want. Then, carefully evaluate your options to determine the best fit. From home care and medical alert systems to assisted living and skilled nursing, there’s something for every stage of life to help you age safely and comfortably in your chosen surroundings.

Emma DickisonPresident

Emma is a Certified Senior Advisor®, Certified Franchise Executive and a successful franchise industry veteran. With nearly 20 years of experience in franchise management, Dickison’s credits include helping to build two of the country’s top fran...

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Live longer and feel younger by delaying old age as late as possible

Aging is inevitable, however, old age is optional. There is a world of difference between being a youthful independent 80-year-old, and one who is forced to live a restricted life, dependent on others to get through each day. Aging and old age affects all of us sooner or later, but the trick is to defer old age as late as possible.

Roselyn PoonReality Roz - think younger longer

Roselyn Poon is an author, speaker and motivator on all things to do with living younger longer and extending our most productive phase of life well into what is commonly referred to as our twilight years. Roselyn is passionate about making u...

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Empower yourself as a senior because you deserve a better lifestyle

Patty Hopker Author, Life Coach and Consultant for the aging DiLE-UP, LLC

The age of seniority can arrive with many feelings of insecurity and apprehension. The primary reason for these feelings is due to the uncertainty of how the future will unfold. Will we become ill or disabled? Will we lose control of our environment or mental capacity? Will we be able to manage whatever life has in store for us? These are all valid concerns, many of which have no good answers.

Patty HopkerAuthor, Life Coach and Consultant for the aging

Patty’s formal education and degree in nutrition with a concentration in lifestyles, and added studies of psychology and criminology has supported her career and her passion for helping the elders of our society. She has worked closely with fami...

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Your elderly parent fell? This could change everything

Donald Felter President of Senior Housing at Unity Health System

It’s sometimes difficult for adult children to watch elderly parents decline in health and ability. When seniors suffer falls or other physical or mental setbacks, there is seldom a clear-cut path to what should happen next. However, with the right knowledge and attitude, adult children can help elderly parents seek the right help, recover from tough times and adjust to the right level of independence.

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Donald FelterPresident of Senior Housing at Unity Health System

As president of Senior Housing at Unity Health System in Rochester, N.Y., Don Felter oversees The Villages, Unity's independent and enriched retirement communities, as well as Unity's subsidized and affordable housing communities: Park Ridge Com...

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