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Color vision tends to fade with age

Here's one more ability that seems to decline with age: color sense.
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55 percent of boomers worry about parents' driving, only 23 percent are talking about it

As baby boomers reach retirement age, many are faced with a difficult conundrum: balancing the challenges of their own golden years with the demands of elderly family members. More>>

Being web-savvy tied to better health in seniors

Older men and women who use the Internet frequently are more likely to have a lifestyle that includes many cancer-preventive behaviors, according to a new study. More>>

5 digital ways to stay close to grandparents

These days, extended families are more likely to be spread out. The good news is, today's grandparents are more tech-savvy than they were even five years ago.
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Video game may erase effects of aging on the brain

A specially designed video game may help sharpen mental skills that fade with age, a new study shows. More>>

Never too early or too late to plan for retirement

Retirement can sound almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, fewer than half know how much to save in order to maintain something close their current lifestyle. More>>

Closeness between grandparents, adult grandkids may ease depression

A good relationship between grandparents and their adult grandchildren can provide a psychological boost for both generations, according to a new study. More>>

Outgoing young people become happier seniors

People who were outgoing and energetic as young adults seem to be happier with their lives by the time they hit retirement age, a new study suggests. More>>

Living long and healthy after 65 depends on state

Place and race influence healthy life expectancy at age 65, U.S. health officials said Thursday. More>>

Alzheimer's drugs may benefit heart, study finds

Drugs used to treat early-stage Alzheimer's disease may also reduce patients' risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study. More>>

Many seniors suffer mental decline in silence

About 13 percent of Americans 60 and older say they have increasing problems with thinking and memory and that they suffer growing confusion, a new report released Thursday shows. More>>

Odds of dying in traffic accident increase with age

Elderly pedestrians face a much higher risk of being killed in a traffic accident than the young do, a new government report finds. More>>

10 vital tips for preventing a heart attack

Preventing a heart attack is possible, but only by committing to a heart-healthy lifestyle. More>>

Rheumatoid arthritis diets: Can they really help?

The idea of a special diet that relieves arthritis symptoms has been around since the 1930s. But does a diet like this really work? More>>

2 natural herbs and 5 simple habits for youthful legs -- no matter your age

There are a few tricks to help ensure you never get varicose veins -- or reduce the appearance of those you have. More>>

10 natural remedies for arthritis pain relief

Arthritis can be a painful and potentially debilitating disease. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can find pain relief for this condition. More>>

10 recommended exercises for older adults

Exercises that are performed should be relative to the abilities of the individuals performing them. To get the most out of an exercise routine, older adults should engage in specific activities and exercises that are geared for a more mature age group. More>>

10 amazing benefits Of Tai Chi for the elderly

One of the greatest benefits of Tai Chi for the elderly is that even individuals who have physical limitations can practice this ancient healing art. More>>

7 super vitamins to help improve memory

The answer to help you improve memory is quite simple, really - vitamins. Here are seven vitamins that can help cure your forgetful woes. More>>

The best home products for senior citizens

Whether you are a senior yourself, or caring for an aging parent, the following ideas will help keep the tarnish off those golden years. Consider these helpful products and accessories that can be used around the house to make daily life easier and safer for senior citizens. More>>

Protect elderly parents with home alarms and insurance

If you have an aging parent who is still living on their own, here are two immediate recommendations to make it safer. More>>

Travel tips for seniors looking for a hassle-free vacation

Statistics are proving that age 70 really is the new 50. According to the U.S. Travel Association, mature travelers ages 65 or older represented 21 percent of all leisure travelers in 2010. More>>

Be your own advocate: Get the information you need

Getting a diagnosis of any kind of cancer can be frightening. One of the first things many patients do is learn everything they can about their illness, including what options for disease management and treatment are available. More>>

Is your income affected by your ability to hear?

Hearing loss can significantly affect your performance in the workforce. Here are some tips and solutions to ensure your communication skills are at their best. More>>

Falls among older adults: An overview

Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls, leading to moderate to severe injuries. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable. More>>

Your aging eyes

As more Americans head toward retirement and beyond, scientists expect the number of people with age-related eye problems to rise dramatically. But you can take steps to ensure you minimize those problems. More>>

Moderate exercise may improve memory in older adults

A new study in older adults shows that brisk walking can increase the size of a brain region involved in memory formation. The finding suggests that moderate physical exercise can help protect the brain as we age. More>>

Road trip! A mature dude's guide to roaming the highways

Getting older doesn't mean you still can't have an old-fashioned road trip with your friends. But times have changed, so here are some tips to ensure it's a fun and safe one. More>>

Aging in place allows you to keep your heart at home

With just a few modifications, retired couples can make their homes perfect sanctuaries for their golden years. More>>

Paying for nursing home care

The Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home by the Department of Health & Human Services provides valuable information to those about to enter nursing homes or assisted living facilities. More>>

Retirement & travel abroad

When traveling or retiring abroad, older U.S. citizens should consider the following tips and guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of State. More>>

Healthy eating after 50

There are a few common reasons some older people don't eat healthy meals. But, making healthy food choices is a smart and easy thing to do -- no matter how old you are! More>>

Learning to cope with caregiver stress

When you take on the responsibility of caring for aging parents, the added stress can have an overwhelming impact on your physical health and emotional well-being. Some tips for coping. More>>

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    Home Health Corporation of America ("HHCA") began over 25 years ago in Broomall, Pennsylvania, and since that time the company has grown to include 21 branch offices in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Florida.More
    Home Health Corporation of America ("HHCA") began over 25 years ago in Broomall, Pennsylvania, as a single home health agency known as Pennsylvania Home Health Services. Since that time, the company has grown to include 21 branch offices in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Florida.More
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    We are committed to providing the best home health care to its patients by clinicians who excel in their field. In the provision of home health care, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of quality. More
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    With expertise and compassion, the highly skilled professionals at HHCA provide home health care services that allow you or your loved one to remain as independent as possible. More
    Home Health Corporation of America understands the importance of maintaining the highest levels of security and comfort in your home. With expertise and compassion, the highly skilled professionals at HHCA provide home health care services that allow you or your loved one to remain as independent as possible. More
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