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Home Care Assistance: Signs of Stress in the Elderly

Home Care Assistance - Home Care Assistance: Signs of Stress in the Elderly

Stress can tear people apart in no time. One minute someone might be fine, but when stressful thoughts start filling their mind, it may cycle them into negative thinking for quite a while. Stress is also bad for a person’s mental and physical health. Are you a family caregiver? How can you tell if your elderly loved one is stressed out? Luckily, there are usually signs you or professional home care assistance providers will notice. Being Overly Tired Have you...

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Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

Whether it’s figuring out schedules to arrange a get together or squeezing in last minute shopping, the holiday season often adds responsibilities to your already busy schedule. Unfortunately, added responsibilities during the holiday season can cause feelings of stress, frustration and anxiety. In addition, the increased time spent with family members can cause additional strain for some. Stress management is an essential element of self-care, and can go a long way toward a healthy lifestyle. Below are four tips to...

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Taking Care of Yourself During National Family Caregivers Month

If you’ve ever been the primary caregiver for a child, parent or someone with disabilities, you already know the strain being a caregiver can have as well as the importance of taking care of yourself.  The month of November was established as National Family Caregivers Month by President Bill Clinton to show appreciation and support to those who provide much-needed care for others. Below are some things to keep in mind while you are serving as a caregiver for your...

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Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

Whether it’s figuring out schedules to arrange a get together or squeezing in last minute shopping, the holiday season often adds responsibilities to your already busy schedule. Unfortunately, added responsibilities during the holiday season can cause feelings of stress, frustration and anxiety. In addition, the increased time spent with family members can cause additional strain for some. Stress management is an essential element of self-care, and can go a long way toward a healthy lifestyle. Below are four tips to...

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4 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes This National Diabetes Month

Elder Care - Now That Your Mom Has Diabetes, What Ingredients Does She Need to Be Aware Of?

1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, a health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to qualify as Type 2 diabetes. The good news is that in most prediabetes cases, Type 2 diabetes is not inevitable—it’s preventable. Having prediabetes doesn’t automatically mean you’ll develop Type 2 diabetes, but it does mean you’ll need to take action to keep your prediabetes from turning into something more serious. Simple lifestyle changes like eating better, getting more...

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Can Seniors Have Service Animals?

24-Hour Home Care - Can Seniors Have Service Animals?

Some service animals can be a great addition to seniors who live on their own. A senior may not be able to train a dog, but this is perfect for those who need extra help. 24-hour home care can help a senior live on their own while being watched after, but having a service animal takes it one step above. Service animals can do so much for seniors and help them stay more mobile. Between 24-hour home care and a...

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The Best Fall Activities For Your Senior

Elder Care - Elder Care: The Best Fall Activities For Your Senior

Fall is the best time for senior citizens. It is a time to get out and enjoy the cooler weather. There are many things that you and their caregivers can do this fall that will keep your loved one active and healthy.  Below are some of the best fall activities for your seniors: Exploring the Outdoors. Many senior citizens simply love getting out into nature. You or your loved one’s caregiver can plan out walks and outdoor trips. You or...

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Has Your Elderly Loved One Been Bored?

Elderly Care - Has Your Elderly Loved One Been Bored?

Boredom is setting in for many people these days. If this is something that your elderly loved one is dealing with, there are many tips that can change that.  Before sharing these tips with your elderly loved one, keep in mind that there is a difference between boredom and depression. Some people aren’t doing much because they are feeling depressed. If you suspect your elderly loved one has depression, you may want to recommend they see a doctor. If you...

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Home Care: How to Help Seniors Sleep Through the Night

Home Care: How to Help Seniors Sleep Through the Night

As a senior gets older, you may notice they sleep much less. You may be wondering how you can help them sleep through the night and if there is anything you can do to make it more comfortable. The truth is not all family members can be there all night long, and this can be worrisome. Maybe you have your own family, kids to worry about, or a husband or wife who needs attention. Home care can help take the...

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4 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

In October, we observe World Mental Health Awareness Day but our mental health is something that should be taken care of year-round. Good mental health enables you to handle the natural ups and downs of life, have stronger relationships and maintain physical health and well-being. Here are four tips to help you boost your mental well-being: Meditate. Meditation can be a great solution for letting go of daily stress, frustration or anxiety. Mental and emotional stress can affect how you...

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