How Does Low Humidity Affect Your Senior?

Elder Care - How Does Low Humidity Affect Your Senior?

Higher humidity levels can be seriously uncomfortable, but at the other end of the spectrum is low humidity. Humidity levels that are too low can also be really uncomfortable and might even contribute to minor illnesses that have the potential to become bigger. Your Senior’s Eyes and Skin Might Feel Dry and Irritated Lower humidity levels can actually pull water from your senior’s eyes and from her skin. For her eyes, that can mean that her normal tear film dries...

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Keeping Seniors Active This Winter

Elderly Care - Checking Your Parent’s Winter Clothing

Keeping active is important all year, but when the temperatures drop and snow starts falling, it can be hard for anyone to do so. Especially seniors. While it may be difficult to go outside and move every day, there are a variety of ways to keep your loved one active and moving during the winter months: Indoor exercises. Physical activity increases blood flow to your whole body and performing even a minimal amount of daily physical movement can even help...

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Boundaries Are Important When You’re Offering Help to Your Parents

Homecare - Boundaries Are Important When You're Offering Help to Your Parents

Caring for your parents is a rewarding challenge. It's a good way to ensure your parents have the help they need from someone familiar. You do need to make sure that you set clear boundaries. If you don't, you could find their demands become overwhelming. What's the best way to go about setting boundaries? How do you make sure they stick to the things you state you can and cannot do? Say No and Stick to It Learn how to...

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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Seniors: What You Need to Know

  After almost a year of battling COVID-19 in our communities, vaccines are finally being distributed. While this seems like a light at the end of the tunnel, especially for seniors who have been social distancing, many still have questions about the distribution process established by the state and about the vaccine itself: How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?There are two different COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna. Both variations of the vaccine require two doses to be given a few...

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Mistakes Often Made When Elderly Loved Ones Are Sick

Senior Care - Mistakes Often Made When Elderly Loved Ones Are Sick

If your elderly loved one is sick, it is important to know how to handle the situation. It is actually better to know what to do before your elderly loved one even gets sick. With this being said, it is also important to know what not to do in these situations. There are some mistakes that are often made when elderly loved ones are sick. Keep reading here to find out more about these mistakes. Not Planning Ahead If you...

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Six Ways to Help Your Parents Pay for Elder Care Services

Elder Care - Six Ways to Help Your Parents Pay for Elder Care Services

When it comes to paying for elder care services, people are often surprised to learn that health insurance doesn't help. Medicare and Medicaid may help with home health care services, but services like cleaning and laundry are paid for by the client. Your parents need help. What are your options when it comes to paying for the services? These six ideas may help you out. Make Spare Cash Find ways to make some spare cash to cover the cost of...

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What is the Best Fitness Tracker for Your Father?

Home Care Services - What is the Best Fitness Tracker for Your Father?

Want a happy old age? Stay active. That’s the advice of medical professionals around the world. Keep the heart pumping, keep muscle tone, manage weight, keep depression at bay. All these things come down to exercising at least three times a week. A home care services professional can help your mother or father get some needed exercise. If they have home care services, you may want to ask your agency or individual home care services professional about which fitness trackers...

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Checking Your Parent’s Winter Clothing

Elderly Care - Checking Your Parent’s Winter Clothing

When we have kids, we know that most clothes usually don’t get worn out before they get grown out of. And then as younger adults, we’re often changing up our clothes because of fashion or life stages. As the caregiver of an aging parent, it’s not unlikely that your parent hasn’t changed her winter coat in 20 years or bought a new pair of winter boots in 10 because her size hasn’t changed at all and/or her desire to follow...

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Why Should You Pay Attention to National Handwashing Awareness Week?

Caregiver - Why Should You Pay Attention to National Handwashing Awareness Week?

The first week of December marks National Handwashing Week. It seems trivial to celebrate something that should be commonsense, yet some people do not wash their hands often enough or long enough. Here are the things you should know about handwashing. Handwashing Greatly Reduces The Risk of Some Serious Illnesses Washing hands properly and often cuts the risk of contracting illnesses that cause diarrhea by 35 percent. It helps kill viruses if you touch a surface where the virus is....

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Is It Age-Related Memory Loss Or Something Else?

Homecare - Is It Age-Related Memory Loss Or Something Else?

Aging is an event that is full of change and comes with difficulties and obstacles for you and your senior to overcome. Memory loss is one of the main concerns for seniors and their loved ones which will often times raise the question of whether it is age-related or something else. Age-Related: While it may be upsetting for you and your senior to discover, age-related memory loss is a completely normal part of aging. Common signs of age-related memory loss...

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