Home care

When family caregivers get overwhelmed and feel like they aren’t doing enough or that they don’t want to do it anymore, it’s nice to not feel alone. Some of these statistics help by working as a coping mechanism.

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As we age, many of us lose our eyesight to one degree or another and struggle to keep up old habits and hobbies.

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Here's how to safely transfer your senior clients.

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

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At-home senior care providers and their clients should follow these five cold prevention guidelines.

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At-home senior care providers and their clients should follow these tips for keeping the kitchen safe.

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If you provide at-home senior care, you've probably come across clients who are a little reticent to put their life and health into the hands of a stranger.

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Providers of elderly home care services often have clients who are at risk for or already suffer from osteoporosis.

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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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There's a popular anonymous quote that says, "The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good, spit it out."

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If you are an at-home senior care provider, you should be prepared for any medical emergency, so that you can act at a moment's notice to get your client to safety.

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At home senior care providers can sometimes struggle to come up with new ideas for quick and healthy meals.

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Tips for helping clients of senior care services downsize.

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No matter the season, your senior care services clients may want to plan a vacation.

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It's not uncommon for seniors to experience feelings of loneliness and isolation, especially if they are retired.

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As a provider of elderly home care services, there's a good chance you've had to deal with some stressful situations, whether it was a medical emergency or a confused and frustrated client.

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During the summer months, seniors will likely want to take advantage of the warmer temperatures and sunshine, but as a provider of elderly home care services, it's important to remember that the heat and sun present dangers to older adults.

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As a provider of senior care services, it's imperative that you're prepared for an emergency.

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Independence is often important to clients of senior care services. However, individuals with limited mobility may find this more challenging as it's harder to move around and complete daily tasks.

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Whether seniors are living alone or with a significant other, making the home a safe place is of the utmost importance because the risk of falling and getting injured increases with age.

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Loss of cognitive function and memory can happen as people age, especially if they suffer from an illness such as dementia or Alzheimer's.

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As people get older, it may become more challenging to get a good night's sleep.

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It's important for caregivers to stay cool in emergency situations. When caring for seniors, their health may take a sudden turn for the worse, and they may suffer a medical emergency in your presence.

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Certain snacks might help seniors sleep better each night.

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A study recently published in the journal Circulation found that individuals in their 60s and 70s who participate in physical activity such as walking on a regular basis have the healthiest hearts.

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As the body ages, it can be difficult to continue living an active lifestyle you may have known in your youth.

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Just because your hair may be a little gray and your joints a little creaky, it doesn't mean you have to give up the activities you love later in life.

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People who had mentally challenging jobs when they were part of the workforce have a lower chance of suffering mental decline while on the job and after retiring, according a study recently published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

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Proper nutrition is important at any age, but for seniors it can play an even bigger role in overall health. Including the right foods in an older adult's diet is a critical aspect of senior care.

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While eating ill-prepared or old food is not recommended for anyone, it's of greater importance that seniors, especially those with chronic illnesses, avoid these choices as they are at an increased risk of food poisoning when compared to the younger population.

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Artificial knees have helped seniors treat osteoarthritis and other similar conditions, but new research suggests it's important to remain active after the procedure. A study recently published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research found that knee replacement surgery is closely tied to weight gain, Reuters reports.

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It's easy to see why anxiety can transfer from caregiver to their loved one. Those being cared for can pick up on the moods of their caregiver, which can lead to a host of greater health issues. As such, it's important for family caregivers to find effective ways to reduce their stress levels, not only for their well-being but for their loved ones as well.

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A large portion of the baby boomer population is beginning to get older and develop age-related eye diseases. Millions are already struggling with an eye disease and about 25 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts while another 2.5 million suffer from glaucoma. 

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A recent study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health found that seniors who sit for extended periods of time each day are more likely to be disabled, regardless of how much time they spend being active.

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When people dine, they often either rush through their meals or take their time with it. According to a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eating slower can help people consume less calories and feel full faster, and it can increase energy.

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According to new research, individuals who have worsening glaucoma in only one eye are more likely to sleep with the affected side of their head facing down, and investigators noted that internal pressure is affected by the position of the eye.

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Recent research at the Mayo Clinic has uncovered a stronger link to Alzheimer's and a history of concussions, according to published results recently shared in Neurology.

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Fibromyalgia is a disorder of the central nervous system that afflicts more than 10 million Americans, and brings on symptoms that include chronic pain, stiffness and cognitive issues.

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AARP said that it's becoming common knowledge that organic food and produce is a healthier option because it has fewer pesticides. However, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, organic milk actually has more healthy fatty acids than milk from more conventional farms.

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There are a number of superfoods out there for your loved one to eat in order to help them live a longer, healthier life.

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Have you ever heard of elderspeak? This is talking to older adults in a “babytalk” way. Even though many caregivers are very conscientious about their tone when they talk to their clients, sometimes elderspeak happens anyway. This can be challenging when you care for an older adult who is hard of hearing, but it’s important to keep some practices in mind when you communicate with your clients.

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Most medications must be taken daily, but the instructions don't always specify what time of day is the best to take them.

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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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If you want to stay healthy, what you put in your body plays a major role. Aside from getting plenty of water and exercise, you can add some immunity-boosting foods to your diet. 

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A new report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development revealed that the average lifespan of an American is 1 year lower than the international average. According to the Washington Post, Americans can expect to live for 78.7 years, 8 years longer than in 1970. 

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During the month of November, the Alzheimer's Association and other organizations work to spread the word about National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.

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From snowstorms to hurricanes, emergency situations are dangerous for everyone, but that is especially true for older adults and those who require home care. Treacherous weather can make it difficult for senior care providers to know their patients are safe, but there are some steps they can take beforehand to help ensure they make it through the event without incident.

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