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Holiday

Visiting family is a chance to catch up on life, including opportunities to assess how our the elder members of our family are doing. Here are some indicators to watch for that will help you decide if your elder loved ones need more care than they are receiving.

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Seven gift ideas for those grandparents who are anything but typical.

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How are your loved ones doing? Here are some things you can be mindful of during holiday visits with family to answer this question.

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Here are some ways your clients and their grandchildren can celebrate the loving holiday this year.

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As we prepare to celebrate the winter holidays, our thoughts and best wishes are with you.This is the time of year that makes us feel extra grateful for our team of compassionate caregivers. 

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If you provide elderly home care services for a client with Alzheimer's or dementia, here are a few holiday-related activities to keep your client busy while at home.

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Staying healthy over the holidays is hard for anyone to do, with all of the delicious food begging to be eaten and the cold weather keeping people indoors and a little more inactive.

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Support veterans on Veterans' Day with these poppy pins you can make with your client.

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It's very common for people to feel lonely or depressed during the holidays.

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If you're spending a lot of the day watching TV, why not try to get in some exercises while you do it? Physical activity can keep you healthier, build muscles and help improve brain health. 

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, there will come a point when you need to explain to grandchildren what is happening to Grandma or Grandpa.

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The most important thing is for family members to make sure to spend plenty of time with their elderly relatives. Of course, this is important during the rest of the year, but once the holidays roll around, why not spend time with them cooking or decorating?

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As the holiday season approaches, many caregivers may be considering travel plans to visit family and friends in different cities or states. If you are traveling with a loved one who is elderly or disabled, it’s a good idea for caregivers to plan this travel well in advance to make the trip easier for everyone involved. 

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The holidays are often a stressful time, and that’s especially true for someone caring for an elderly loved one. The additional of cooking, having relatives come from out of town and finding time to go Christmas shopping can add up, but making use of respite care can help alleviate caused by caregiving during the holiday season.

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Every year we stumble across the conundrum of what gift to get that one special person for the winter holidays. But what if that person is beyond Rolex watches and box collections of John Wayne or Greta Garbo movies on dvd? What do you get the person who has seen it all, been there and done that at least three times if not more?

Life is in the details. And this year for the holidays we’ve compiled a quick list of ideas to help you come up with the perfect gift that will resonate in their heart for years to come. 

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One of the most joyous aspects of the winter holidays is visiting long-unseen relatives. Since many families are separated by long distances, young and middle aged family members often notice significant changes to their elderly loved one’s well being during holiday visits. 

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The holidays should be a time of celebration and joy. Preparing for family gatherings and other holiday events can be very fun, but it can also be time consuming. As you simultaneously care for a senior or disabled loved one, your stress level will most likely become elevated. Instead of having a high-tension holiday season, consider a caregiver to ease your stress and bring holiday cheer to your home. 

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