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The Ward Law Firm on the Importance of Planning for the Golden Years

Set Your Plan in Motion

By: Ronald Ward, Jr., Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine

Planning can be an enjoyable activity. When planning a trip, we often read books, magazines, and internet articles about our destination. Where will we stay? What will we eat? How will we get there? How long will we stay? Admittedly, retirement planning is less enjoyable for most people than planning a trip to Europe. Even so, this planning should bring you peace of mind. By eliminating the unknown and embracing a plan, our human nature finds comfort in moving toward our goal if we have an estate plan. […]

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VitalPartners365 on Redefining Homecare, as seen in SENIOR Magazine

Redefining Homecare…

By: Kristy McCorkle, LMSW, VitalPartners365, for Northshore SENIOR Magazine

Do any of these concerns sound familiar?

I want to stay in my own home…

I don’t want my family to worry…

I need help controlling my blood pressure…

My children live out of town and can’t check on me very often…

The frequent changes in my medications are confusing…
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The Trace at Claiborne Hill on Choosing a Retirement Community, as seen in SENIOR Magazine

Choosing a Retirement Community

By: Judie Palmisano, The Trace at Claiborne Hill, for Northshore SENIOR Magazine

When you have made that thoughtful choice to consider a retirement community, what should you look for? Here are some suggestions.

Look for a facility that offers levels of care; independent, assisted living and memory care. Having all these levels will give you options as the years go on should needs change. And if needs do change, does a resident remain in his or her room or have to relocate within the community?
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First Texas Home Health Discusses Diabetes

By: Dana Weaver, RN, First Texas Home Health, for SENIOR Magazine (Northshore edition)

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. […]

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Macular Degeneration Affects Eyesight of Millions

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness for those age 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. This disease is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, called the macula. The macula is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail. […]