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Addiction: Not Just a Problem for Young People

by Sara Stringer When we think of addiction, we typically view it as a young person’s problem. And while it’s true that addiction is common in teens and young adults, this disease affects older individuals in staggering numbers. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, substance abuse among the elderly is one of…

How to Interview for an Elder-Care Position

Guest Blogger: David Harmon  According to the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, an increased life expectancy combined with an ever-growing older population plagued with chronic health issues — including diabetes and high blood pressure — has created a stressed elder-care system. Elder care is also the fastest growing health-care specialization, making it an attractive option for anyone seeking…