Managing Grief During the Holiday Season

Holidays are often a time for celebration and time spent with loved ones; however, for those struggling with grief, this time of year can be difficult. This is especially true if it is the first holiday season since a loss. Grief is a natural response to the loss of someone or something.  Each person’s grieving process is unique and there is no “one size fits all” solution. That said, there are a variety of tips on how to cope with...

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6 Winter Safety Tips for Older Adults

Elderly Care - Checking Your Parent’s Winter Clothing

Winter is a beautiful time of the year. The snow sparkles and it’s the perfect weather to sit in front of the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa. But, for older adults, winter also brings some safety concerns. There’s ice to slip on, cold weather that can cause hypothermia, and a risk for frostbite. There are lots of ways family caregivers can keep their older family members safe from cold and ice, though. Below are 5 safety tips for...

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In-Home Care: Tips for Healthier Aging

In-Home Care: Tips for Healthier Aging

There are many senior citizens with less than good health. If your elderly loved one is having health issues or if you want to help them to stay healthy, there are numerous tips for healthier aging that could be beneficial for them. If you or in-home care providers can get your elderly loved one to start following the tips below, it could potentially help them to stay healthier for much longer than if they aren’t using these tips. Nutrition Matters...

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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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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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