4 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

In October, we observe World Mental Health Awareness Day but our mental health is something that should be taken care of year-round. Good mental health enables you to handle the natural ups and downs of life, have stronger relationships and maintain physical health and well-being. Here are four tips to help you boost your mental well-being: Meditate. Meditation can be a great solution for letting go of daily stress, frustration or anxiety. Mental and emotional stress can affect how you...

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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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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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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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5 Ways to Jump Start Your Brain Health

Did you know that different activities can help you keep your mind sharp as you age? While some of us have been less active than we might like over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are plenty of fun things we can do to keep your brains healthy, engaged and looking toward the future: Train your brain. Use online programs and other tools focused on helping you strengthen your brain health. There are several different apps and...

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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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