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Home Health and Hospice

SALMON Health and Retirement staff member review a resident's medication with them while holding a pill planner

Home Health and Hospice

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Addressing Common Medical Conditions Associated with Old Age

Posted on April 7, 2022
Americans today can expect to live longer than ever before. Addressing family medical history and common medical conditions associated with old age early are key to maintaining our health as we navigate our senior years. Many health concerns for seniors can be prevented, or the progression slowed, by making smart, healthy, informed choices, and visiting
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SALMON Health and Retirement staff member review a resident's medication with them while holding a pill planner

SALMON Hospice Client Reflects on Positive Experience

Posted on February 23, 2022
Hopkinton resident, Vascen Bogigian, has known the Salmon family, owners of SALMON Health and Retirement, for many years. Serving on the Board of Trustees at Milford Regional Medical Center alongside third-generation family member Andrew Salmon, Bogigian had utilized SALMON’s rehabilitation and VNA services several times in the past and more recently, when his beloved wife,
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Improving Balance and Preventing Falls Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted on January 12, 2022
Falls are the number one cause of injuries in older adults. Even a simple fall can result in a broken wrist or arm, a hip fracture, or serious head and brain injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three seniors will suffer a fall this year, but fewer than
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How Dementia Affects Men and Women Differently

Posted on December 28, 2021
According to the Alzheimer's Association, researchers have long noted the clear differences in Alzheimer’s disease in women and men, with women making up two-thirds of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. In fact, Alzheimer’s Disease is the fifth leading cause of death for women and the eighth leading cause of death for men.
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Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

Posted on September 23, 2021
The History They say that when words fail, music speaks to the soul. It rings especially true for patients with dementia. For years, music has been used in therapy to approach anxiety, depression, and agitation in patients with dementia. Jeff Anderson, MD, noted that music therapy for patients with dementia had not yet benefited from
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Cognitive Speech Therapy Can Improve Senior Independence

Posted on August 5, 2021
Speech therapy evaluations are common when someone is seeking out medical services. Oftentimes, patients or Residents will suggest that they don’t need an evaluation because they “speak fine” or have no obvious signs of needing the therapy. However, cognitive speech therapy isn’t just for individuals who may have difficulty speaking, this type of therapy works
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