Most Common Aging-Related Skin Changes

Homecare - Most Common Aging-Related Skin Changes

How is your elderly loved one feeling about their skin? Many people experience wrinkles and other skin changes as they get older. This can cause your elderly loved one to feel sad, upset, or a range of other emotions. There may also be things that your elderly loved one is concerned about regarding their skin. If that is the case, you or one of their homecare aides should take them to the doctor. In the meantime, it may be helpful...

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Nutritional Benefits of Papaya

Home Care - Nutritional Benefits of Papaya

June is National Papaya Month. But, how much do you know about this nutritious fruit? It's one that people often overlook, but they shouldn't. Papaya is packed with vitamins and minerals that make it a great addition to older adults' diets. One small papaya provides these six nutrients. Home care aides can create healthy foods with this fruit. #1 – Calcium While papayas aren't as good at providing calcium as a glass of milk is, there's still calcium in the...

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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...

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Six Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

As the days start to get longer, it is a time for fresh starts. One popular way to do this is through spring cleaning. While doing a series of chores and cleaning out things looks different to everyone, making this a priority for seniors has added benefits since a clean environment is crucial to good health.  Below are six ways you can simplify the spring cleaning process for seniors: Spread out the process. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be done...

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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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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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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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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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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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