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Senior Care Management Insights - March 2014

March 2014 edition of our newsletter featuring news for geriatric professionals.
March 2014

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Resources for National Nutrition Month

This month, National Nutrition Month, is an excellent time to remind your senior patients and their families of the importance of good nutrition and overall health. Please pass along these nutrition resources to seniors and their families who could benefit from practical tips and other helpful information on the topic of healthy eating.

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Attend a Live Chat: Steps to Healthier
Eating for Seniors

Live Chat with expert Molly Carpenter
Wednesday March 26, 2014 at
5:00 pm EDT

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Salute to Senior Service® Contest

A big THANK YOU to all who participated in the Salute to Senior Service Contest! Nominations and voting are now closed, but you can sign up to be notified via email of this year's winners when they are announced in April.

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Top 3 Senior Mealtime Challenges & Resources to Help
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For seniors who live alone, mealtime can be sad, overwhelming, and even unhealthy. Here are three of the top challenges they face, along with resources to help them overcome these challenges.

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Seniors & Nutrition Executive Summary

The Craving Companionship study, conducted by Home Instead, Inc. was the first of its kind to focus specifically on nutrition and mealtime challenges facing seniors age 75 and older who live alone. The results offer compelling insight into the importance of mealtime companionship for seniors' diets and overall health.

Get summary of study insights >>

The Patient's Voice

The Patient's Voice:
Encouragement for Mealtime Challenges

In a webinar on senior nutrition and mealtime, Dr. Amy D'Aprix received this question from a concerned family caregiver:

I feel that my dad is possibly depressed after the loss of my mom not too long ago. He seems to not be eating as well as he did before, possibly due to this depression. What can I do?

Foremost in Dr. Amy's response was simply this: Talk to your parent. She advised caregivers to ask questions and let the seniors know of their concerns. She went on to note that varying degrees of sadness are normal, but it is important to monitor for symptoms of depression.

Listen to more of Dr. Amy's advice on this and other mealtime topics in the Senior Nutrition and Mealtime webinar.

The Heart of a CAREGiver

Caring for seniors is a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. The Home Instead® network is looking for dedicated CAREGiversSM who share its passion for caregiving to provide non-medical in-home care assistance to seniors. Learn more about what it takes to become a CAREGiver at

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Program to work with seniors who live with these conditions. This world class curriculum is also available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead offices. At Home Instead, it's relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of aging adults and their families.

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