Understanding Respite Care

As rewarding as providing care for an aging loved one can be, sometimes it is essential to take a step back and take care of yourself. When caring for a loved one, you often miss social activities, ignore your health care needs, and become isolated. Increased fatigue and frequent illnesses can signal that you are experiencing caregiver burnout. Perhaps it is time to consider Respite Care Services. What is Respite Care? Respite care provides short-term relief for unpaid family caregivers....

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Need Help After a Hospital or Rehab Stay? Try Hope at Home Transitions

At Hope Senior Home Care, we recognize that a transition home from the Hospital or rehabilitation center can be challenging and stressful for you and your loved ones. After 18 years in the Home care industry, we have seen firsthand the many challenges families face. This is why we created our Hope At Home Transition program. We understand that transitioning home after a hospitalization or rehabilitation stay is critical to recovery. With so many things being discussed as you head...

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What to Consider When Helping Aging Parents

Many older adults eventually need some help from others—only a few transition from being fully independent to deceased, with no period of needing assistance. When the elderly do start to need help, it often falls on family members to step in. Sometimes providing support can be pretty straightforward, but family members often have to take on quite a lot. Consider the following situations which might contribute to the need for assistance: A diagnosis of Dementia/Alzheimer’s Advanced Chronic illness Sudden disability...

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Geriatric Medicine: Giving a Quality of Life for the Elderly by Dr. Veena Panthangi, MD

I'm thrilled to introduce you to this week's guest columnist - Dr. Veena Panthangi, MD. Dr. Panthangi is a family medicine physician with Ascension Michigan in St. Clair Shores, where she provides comprehensive care for her patients and also provides a chronic pain clinic for elderly patients. This week, Dr. Panthangi shares insights into geriatric medicine - with a particular focus on caring for the entire person. We think you'll benefit from her perspective and experience. Enjoy!  - Terri Geriatric Medicine: Giving...

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Hearts, Health and Happiness (and Hope!)

February is Heart Health Month, which explains why I've had hearts on my mind as of late (not to mention Valentine's Day is around the corner). While researching this article, I stumbled upon some alarming statistics.  The CDC reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 659,000 people in the US...

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Caregivers are Only Human – Guest Contributor Jill Gafner Livingston

Caregiving for your loved one can be an emotionally and physically exhausting experience.  For many families, the need for care comes on suddenly, and without the time and resources to adequately prepare for the circumstances. Throughout my career, I have counseled families as they make difficult and emotional decisions about the next steps for their aging family members. As a care provider, I found much comfort in the experiences and stories of individuals who have managed a care plan and hearing how they...

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Haven’t Got Time for the Pain? Tips for Managing Chronic Discomfort

Chronic pain is more common than you might imagine. Everyone experiences pain from time to time; Pain alerts us to potential health concerns and injuries. Chronic pain occurs when it lasts longer than 12 weeks. The National Center for Health Statistics approximates that 76.2 million Americans (1 in 4 people) regularly experience pain that lasts longer than 24 hours, and millions more have acute pain. It is the most common cause of Long-Term disability in the United States. Symptoms of...

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Use Your Family History to Protect Your Health

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

Even though it’s not a super fun topic to think about, most people have a family health history of at least one chronic disease, such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes. If you have a close family member with one of these diseases, you’re more at risk for it yourself. This is especially true if more than one close relative has (or had) the disease or if they got it at a younger age than usual. Family health history is...

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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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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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