Helping Seniors Manage the Holiday Blues

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Ah, the holidays: they’re either the most wonderful time of the year, or perhaps the most difficult. For many older adults who have lost family members, are fighting chronic health conditions, or are going through isolation and loneliness, the holiday season can trigger depression. And, the family caregivers who care for a senior loved one […]

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Tips for Recognizing Senior Care Needs Over the Holidays

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The holidays are special because they bring family members from far and wide back together to celebrate over a big meal and a lot of laughter and joy. With many families being apart over the past 18 months due to the pandemic, this holiday season may be the first opportunity in some time where everyone […]

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Help for Family Caregivers: Managing Holiday Stress

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For many families the holidays are a time of love, togetherness, and, yes, stress. Everyone wants to participate in the magic of the season, but let’s face it – decking the halls can be downright daunting! The hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping, parties, and children’s school events, while fun and exciting, can take a […]

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How Home Care Services Can Help Following a Hospital Stay

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After a hospital stay or surgery, what we want to hear more than anything is, “It’s time for you to go home!” What a wonderful feeling of relief there is in settling back in at home again. However, a period of recovery often follows, requiring instructions to be followed to allow for healing, and to […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery: What to Expect

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A traumatic brain injury (or TBI) is not uncommon in older adults and is frequently caused by a fall or following a car accident. TBIs are the result of a traumatic injury or blow to the head or body, and the amount of damage depends on both the nature of the injury and the force […]

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Overcoming Elderly Sleep Problems: Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep is integral to overall health and wellbeing. But for many older adults, sleep can be elusive. It is recommended that all adults, including seniors, get between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night. There are a variety of factors that can interfere with the sleep of older adults including […]

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Tips to Manage Aggressive Behaviors in Alzheimer’s

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Of all of the many difficult behaviors that may arise as a result of Alzheimer’s, aggression is arguably one of the most challenging. While it can be hard to effectively manage, a good starting point is to understand that the aggressive behaviors in Alzheimer’s are manifested by the disease – not by the senior as […]

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Learn the Facts About Osteoporosis in Seniors

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Many people think that weak, brittle bones are simply a part of the aging process. However, this is not necessarily the case. While some bone loss is inevitable with age, osteoporosis isn’t. Osteoporosis is a condition that occurs when the body loses more bone density than it creates. This condition makes bones brittle and more […]

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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Seniors

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August is Eye Exam Month and the perfect time to focus on why it’s important for seniors to schedule routine eye exams. According to the American Optometric Association, after age 60, a number of eye conditions and diseases can develop that may impact an individual’s vision permanently. Not only can changes to a senior’s eyes […]

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How Home Care Services During Cancer Treatment Can Help

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When someone you love is undergoing cancer treatment, life can become complicated very quickly. Setting aside the emotional toll that a cancer diagnosis takes, there can be a lot to juggle, from appointments to medications to the physical and psychological impacts of the diagnosis and treatment. It can easily become overwhelming. Luckily, home care services […]

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