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Preparing for Flu Season

Autumn is here, which means so is the peak season for influenza, a viral infection that attacks the nose, throat and lungs. For individuals 65 years and older, they have a higher risk of developing serious flu complications compared with young, healthy adults. This increased risk is due in part to changes in immune defenses with increasing age.  While flu seasons vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease....

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Senior Care Can Help Stop Unnecessary Risks

Senior Care - Senior Care Can Help Stop Unnecessary Risks

Every day, you may sit at work worrying about your loved one. Do they forget to take their medications? Did they eat breakfast or skip it because it’s too much of a hassle? Do they drive even though his eye doctor told him to stop? How do you stop your loved one from taking risks as they get older? You can’t force them to change their ways, but you and their senior care providers can learn ways to offer a...

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Caring for a Senior Loved One with Dementia

Senior Home Care - Caring for a Senior Loved One with Dementia

Does your elderly loved one have a form of dementia? If so, their condition will progress over time. No matter what stage they are in at this time, they are likely going to need some care. They may only need a little help. If they are in the further stages, they may need a lot of help every day. You can get help from senior home care providers. However, there are also some ways that you can care for your...

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Four Items to Add to Your Respite Care Plan

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Do you really know what respite care is and what it can do to help your family? Some people mistake respite care with hospice. When caregivers come to the place your loved one lives and provide home care while you take a break, that’s respite care. Families often talk about elderly care plans and when it’s going to be time for home care. Some focus on family caregiving and try to avoid the cost of home care. One thing should...

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Spend Quality Time With the Grandkids

Many of us have had a grandparent or grandparent figure who had made an impact on our life. And if you are a grandparent, you know making a special connection with your grandchildren is important.  As we age, we might not be able to keep up with grandchildren the way we would like to. That doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop though! If you or your loved one has mobility issues, here are some activities for you to...

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How Seniors Can Increase Their Circulation

Companion Care at Home - How Seniors Can Increase Their Circulation

Poor circulation is something that a lot of seniors struggle with. Leg injuries, being sedentary, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other medical ailments can all contribute to poor circulation. But keeping the blood flowing throughout the body is essential for good health and for maintaining mobility as seniors get older. Having companion care at home services can help the with this condition. Here are some things that seniors can do to improve their circulation like: Move More Everyday Movement 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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Celebrating Healthy Aging Month This September

As we age, health becomes more important. Thanks to improvements in medicine and health, we live longer lives now which means it’s even more important than ever before to develop healthy habits as we get older. September is Healthy Aging Month, which was designated in order to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Healthy Aging Month is not just about establishing healthy habits. It also encourages you to act how you feel — instead of acting...

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Emergency Preparation Tips For Seniors And Their Families

Personal Care at Home - Emergency Preparation Tips For Seniors And Their Families

When an emergency occurs it’s too late to put a plan in place. The time to get ready for an emergency is before it happens. Whether it’s a fire, a natural disaster, or some other type of emergency talking to your senior loved ones now and creating an emergency readiness plan is essential. If your senior loved one has a personal care at home provider talk to that provider about emergency preparedness too. That way in an emergency they can...

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The Benefits of Companionship

Senior Care - Signs to Look for That Indicate It’s Time to Talk About Senior Care with Dad

Healthy living is always important, but it becomes even more so as we get older. Aging is commonly associated with a number of different health complications, from the flu to arthritis. While there are many healthy precautions that senior populations can take, there remains one risk that they should look out for: loneliness. According to a report from the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging, one in three seniors feel lonely and that chronic loneliness can impact seniors’...

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