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Sandra Hoban Commentary

Sandra Hoban

Managing Editor

Sandra Hoban


Sandra Hoban has been on Long-Term Living’s editorial staff for 17 years. She is one of...

Kudos to caregivers

September 4, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Monday, September 7, is the annual celebration of America’s working citizens. This country was built by hard-working individuals who put their backs into their jobs.

The buzz on granny drones

August 20, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Technology has contributed to improved healthcare, communication and convenience, but is it going too far in devaluing the human experience? Granny may be seeing drones on the horizon.

Let’s talk about dying

August 13, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

The biggest fact of life is that everyone dies. As the clock takes its final ticks—whether it’s counting down the life of a loved one or yourself—do family and friends know how to honor your wishes?

Seniors are big on bingo

July 6, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Don’t pooh-pooh this game that engages people of all ages from toddlers to older adults. Whether played for competition or the chance to win prizes, bingo remains somewhere on an activity director’s calendar.

Signs of dehydration

June 16, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

If strong, active and young people can become dehydrated, imagine how easily older adults can lose fluids if not closely monitored. Do you know the symptoms of dehydration?

Sudden weight loss may be a precursor to frailty

May 18, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Frailty is not an inevitable consequence of aging. For some older Americans, however, weight loss can contribute to dependence on mobility devices and more assistance with ADLs.

Enjoy warm temperatures with an eye toward safety

May 12, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Be “heatbusters” for your residents, visitors and staff by taking a few precautions and keeping a watchful eye for signs of heat-related health effects.

Spring into safety

April 1, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Maintenance and housekeeping staff are the first line of defense in keeping residents and staff safe, healthy and secure in a long-term care environment.

Tips and talk about aging eyes

March 25, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

People over 65 have seen a lot in their lifetimes. Maintaining eye health will ensure that they continue to enjoy the people, the places and the world that offers so much to see.

5 tips for managing shingles pain

March 16, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Not all childhood memories are pleasant. Catching the chickenpox was a bummer, but you got over it. The angry red spots and itchiness went away, but chickenpox left a souvenir—the herpes zoster virus.