Senior Safety at Home

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Throughout the past year, it’s safe to say that our homes have a greater meaning. For seniors, home represents a sense of security and continued independence, but sometimes adjustments need to be made to keep them safe.  If you’re contemplating making changes to your loved one’s home, here are a few things that usually come up in conversation: Fall hazards. Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors, so one simple way to prevent this is to remove fall...

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Tips for Eye Health in Seniors

As we age, our eyes naturally deteriorate and our vision becomes less effective if we do not take the proper steps to maintain it. Thanks to research and technology, there are several opportunities to keep your sight maintained.  Below are some 20/20 tips to keep your vision in shape: Schedule regular visits. Develop a consistent schedule with an eye doctor, so any problems will be detected before they become irreversible or chronic. Seniors should also make sure to visit an...

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Celebrate National Women’s History Month

We all know women who have made a significant impact on our lives. While we should celebrate the accomplishments of women all year, March is officially recognized as National Women’s History Month. This is the perfect opportunity not only to learn about the impact women have made throughout our lives, but also to celebrate the women in our own lives.  Below are some ways you can observe this month with the seniors in your life and gain insight to the...

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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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Heart Healthy Tips

February is American Heart Month and focusing on good heart health has never been more important, since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Below are simple ways you can take to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Know Your Risks. Properly understanding the potential risks of heart disease can help you make the right decisions for your health. Talk to your health care provider about setting and reaching goals for heart...

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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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Why Your Mom Needs a Clean, Organized Kitchen

Home Care Why Your Mom Needs a Clean, Organized Kitchen

One of the easiest places to fall victim to excessive clutter is the kitchen. Why does it matter? Clutter makes it harder to properly clean surfaces. If she can't wipe all of her surfaces each day, the risk of bacterial growth and spread is higher. It also adds to the risk of a fall or burns when your mom is trying to prepare a meal or snack. If she's short on counter space for the hot pan she needs to...

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