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    1. Healthy Aging - Topic Overview

      When considering moving into a nursing home,also called a resident care facility,you can take steps to make sure you select the place that best meets your needs. Visit several nursing homes with your family. Most nursing homes have an admissions coordinator who is able to answer your questions and show you the facility. Discuss what you like and dislike about each facility. It may be ...

    2. Healthy Aging - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Aging Well: Choosing a Nursing Home

    3. Healthy Aging - Basic Types of Advance Directives

      Having an advance directive means that you have written down information that can guide others into making medical decisions and providing care should you become unable to communicate your wishes. A living will and a medical power of attorney to designate a health care agent are the two main types of advance directives.Living willA living will, also called a treatment directive, outlines your ...

    4. Healthy Aging - Topic Overview

      What is an advance directive?An advance directive is a legal document that helps ensure that your health care wishes will be respected if you become unable to speak or otherwise communicate. In the absence of a written document, sometimes an advance directive may be an oral communication, where you express your wishes for care verbally to your family members or health care agent. An advance ...

    5. Healthy Aging - Why an Advance Directive Is Important

      An advance directive is crucial for having control over your own medical care if you become unable to make decisions or cannot communicate your wishes. It is also a way to share your feelings with your family and help them if they ever need to make decisions about your medical treatment. An advance directive may become important if you are severely injured or develop a serious illness that ...

    6. Healthy Aging - Topic Overview

      Elder abuse refers to any of several forms of maltreatment of an older person by a caregiver, family member, spouse, or friend. Categories of elder abuseThe 1987 Amendment to the Older Americans Act identified three separate categories of elder abuse:Domestic elder abuse usually takes place in the older adult's home or in the home of the caregiver. The abuser is often a relative, close friend, or

    7. Choosing Long-Term Care

      Here's an article about how to find a long-term care provider -- from community services like transportation for the elderly to full-time nursing home care.

    8. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

      WebMD answers more of your questions concerning advance directives, your rights and the rights of your healthcare providers.

    9. Questions & Answers: Dying At Home

      Some basic information on the rights of a patient and their desire to die at home.

    10. Getting Fit For Life

      Here's why it's important to get physical activity at any age.

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