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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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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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Four Ways Your Senior’s Health Could Determine Her Ability to Keep Driving

Elder Care - Four Ways Your Senior’s Health Could Determine Her Ability to Keep Driving

If your elderly family member wants to keep driving, paying closer attention to what’s going on with her health could be the ticket. Your senior may still have options, even if her health is keeping her from being as safe as she could be behind the wheel. Chronic Health Concerns Are Getting Worse The worst part about managing chronic health conditions is that when they’re ignored, they can get worse. They also have a bigger impact on other activities, like...

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Most Common Vascular Dementia Risk Factors

Home Health Care - Most Common Vascular Dementia Risk Factors

Vascular means anything that has to do with the body’s vessels (most commonly the blood vessels). Vascular dementia is a condition that many elderly people get. It is a condition where the brain’s arteries or blood vessels in the body become damaged. There isn’t enough blood flow to keep the cells alive. The brain becomes very vulnerable to the damage. If someone’s brain cells don’t get enough oxygen for a certain length of time, they die off. This can cause...

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EP 56: Senior Care Industry Netcast with Terri Murphy, Co-Owner of Hope Senior Home Care, Bloomfield Hills/Grosse Pointe, MI

Terri Murphy, Owner, Hope Senior Home Care Grosse Pointe Michigan

Terri, thank you so much for being on our show! Your passion for seniors and for your community is so amazing! - Valerie V Episode 56 of the Senior Care Industry Netcast is LIVE! We were fortunate enough to have Terri Murphy, Co-Owner of Hope Senior Home Care, https://hopeseniorhomecare.com/, the show, and she offered some great insight and #advice for other #seniorcare and #healthcare providers. [embed]https://youtu.be/WleuedKT5_I[/embed] About This Episode: Terri Murphy, President Ensuring quality care for those in need has been...

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