How to Beat Caregiver Burnout

Family caregivers do a lot and all that they do requires energy. If your own energy levels aren’t where you want them to be, there might be a good reason for that. There are some simple tricks you can put into place to boost your energy. If you’re still feeling sluggish, be sure to talk  to your doctor about what might be going on with your overall health. Watch the Caffeine  Caffeine definitely gives you an energy boost, but it...

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Men’s Health: 4 Tips to Improve Your Loved One’s Health and Well-Being

Summer is a time to celebrate fathers, so it is appropriate that it is also the time to observe Men’s Health Week, a time to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week is a time to recognize that preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because the impact these issues can have on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, it is truly a family...

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Observing Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. Around 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. It is important to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia in older adults because the signs are commonly overlooked until abilities decline since they are similar to other age-related symptoms. Below are some facts about Alzheimer's disease and what signs to look for: What is Alzheimer's Disease? Alzheimer's, a degenerative neural disease, is the most common type of dementia...

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Nutritional Benefits of Papaya

Home Care - Nutritional Benefits of Papaya

June is National Papaya Month. But, how much do you know about this nutritious fruit? It's one that people often overlook, but they shouldn't. Papaya is packed with vitamins and minerals that make it a great addition to older adults' diets. One small papaya provides these six nutrients. Home care aides can create healthy foods with this fruit. #1 – Calcium While papayas aren't as good at providing calcium as a glass of milk is, there's still calcium in the...

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Fun in the Sun: Senior Summer Safety

Warm weather is finally upon us and as Michiganders, we know the importance of spending time outside. However, hot summer weather can be challenging for the elderly as they are more vulnerable to dehydration and heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Below are some ways to keep your loved one active, healthy and safe this summer: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Dehydration can lead to several serious complications, such as heat exhaustion or increased risk of a fall, particularly among...

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Understanding the Healthy Diet, Healthy Mind Connection

Home Care Services - Understanding the Healthy Diet, Healthy Mind Connection

Exercise is excellent for the body, especially the heart. Few people stop to think about the importance of diet when it comes to brain health. Many studies have found that a healthy mind requires a healthy diet. Here are what the studies show and what foods you should eat if you want to take care of your brain for optimal mental health as a family caregiver.   What Studies Find About the Healthy Diet, Healthy Brain Connection One of the...

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Independent, Assisted or Nursing? Which Living Option One is Right for Your Loved One?

When one thinks of moving their loved one into an assisted living facility, several things come to mind. What will it look like? What amenities are included? What are the activities and food like? Will their needs be met so they can be happy, healthy and safe? All of these questions are crucial ones, but it is also important to understand the difference between the three living situations and what it will look like. Independent living. The independent living category...

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