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Welcome to "Old Age Home" - a portal for senior citizens and their families in South Africa - sponsored by Incolae Home for the Aged.

This website is dedicated to finding interesting articles of value for the older person. Articles sourced from around the world - that may be of help or just plain interesting - are aimed at senior citizens, the retired and old aged, elderly needing frail care and their families who support and love them.

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Advice For Seniors - Working Your Way Through Retirement.
Caring for the elderly can be daunting and challenging at times. It is something to that everybody has something to worry about sometime. Everyone gets old in each and every family, and at the very least, most people have a relative of an advanced age. This stage poses a lot of uncertainty and behavioral change that the person himself/herself is unaware and can hardly control.
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Seniors Beyond Age Eighty May Need Extra TLC to be Able to Enter the Cyber-world for Fun and Profit.
Most of the present generation of seniors past the age of approximately 80 may not have had computers introduced into their work-lives. When that is the case, it may feel daunting to them to try to stretch into a new technology without any real foundation. Fear of failure can be a strong deterrent in attempting to learn something new plus having to commit strange data to a less and less reliable memory could put them off. Very few are initially comfortable alone in cyber-land.
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How to Choose the Best Senior Housing for You.
Going through life's sunset presents many daunting challenges and consequences. You will have to face financial constraints and inflexibility due to limited source of income, fixed social security benefits, facing the high cost of health care and preparing all those legal documents through power of attorney in cases when you can no longer carry out duties normally attributed to a healthy person.
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Nine Types of Assisted Living and Explanations of Each.
It is never to early to learn about the types of assisted living, this information may be needed for a friend, neighbor, family member or eventually for ourselves. Be prepared and know what types of services are available, how much the cost will be, how to set up these services and who to contact.
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Encouraging Wellness.
No matter the age, anyone can experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The elderly are prone to experiencing certain conditions, like heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and diabetes. To reduce the risk of these conditions, it is important that senior citizens exercise and eat a healthy diet. Those involved in the elder care of senior citizens should encourage and try to facilitate these healthy practices.
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How Seniors Can Prevent Falls.
Falls among older individuals are, unfortunately, quite common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States. People who have fallen sometimes develop a fear of falling that can lead to decreased participation in activities and lower level of physical fitness. Ironically, these factors actually increase the likelihood of experiencing a fall.
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10 Tips For The Elderly's Health.
In the beginning of each year, people will set a series of plans. To the elderly, health programs are of great importance, actually. An authorized institution founded for healthy living - the United States elder Association, set out a new year health program for the elderly. In the program, the top health experts put forward to the elderly a 10-point proposal.
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Top 10 Tips For Traveling By Air With Elderly Parents.
Have you traveled with your elderly parent or parents when they were frustrated, overtired, and stressed? Based on personal experiences with my own mother, I've put together ten ways to help achieve a safe and joyful air travel experience with your elderly parent.
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