Category Archives for Elder Care

Protect Seniors from Scams with These Tips

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We’re all too familiar with those annoying robocalls that always seem to interrupt us right at dinnertime. They are clearly scammers, and while it may seem simple enough to avoid them by just hanging up or ignoring the calls, it actually can be easy to be taken advantage of – especially for older adults. In […]

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Creative Ideas to Help Aging Adults Remain Active and Engaged

Visiting Care Giving Services is here to help seniors find ways to remain active and engaged in creative activities.

  At the beginning of the pandemic, it seemed that just about everybody was picking up new hobbies to stay busy. Whether it was sewing, reading, gardening, or trying out new recipes, finding new forms of entertainment from the safety of home was less challenging a year ago than it is today. These days, the […]

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The Benefits of a Daily Routine for Seniors and Family Caregivers

A daily routine benefits seniors and reduces stress and insecurity.

No longer punching a time clock. Staying up late. Sleeping in. Creating your own schedule. While there are many advantages to retirement and no longer needing to structure life around a 9 to 5 schedule or a typical work week, the lack of a daily routine for seniors can be challenging for older adults and […]

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The Challenges of Sibling Dynamics When Caring for Elderly Parents

Women discussing problems with therapist at center

As children, it wasn’t always easy to get along with our siblings. So it’s no surprise that the memories of past hurts from sibling conflict can resurface in our adult years. When trying to work together with siblings while arranging care or caring for elderly parents, it can raise new challenges in decision-making and fairly […]

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How Case Management Can Help Seniors Achieve Continuity of Care

Case Management

Multiple doctors and specialists. A plethora of medications, which seem to change by the day. Blood work, tests, and more tests. For seniors with chronic health conditions – and even those without – managing life while aging can be complex.

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The Importance of the Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Flu Vaccine for Seniors

2020 has been quite a year, with the pandemic requiring everyone to adopt to a new normal that included social distancing, face coverings and more frequent hand-washing. While the pandemic has disrupted many of our day-to-day routines, one thing it has not changed is the importance of the flu vaccine for seniors.

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Conditions That Can Contribute to Chronic Fatigue in Seniors

Chronic Fatigue in Seniors

There is no doubt that everyone gets tired, depleted of energy, and weary at times, but most of us will recover after a good night’s sleep or even a daytime power nap. As we age, our endurance may decline, causing us to reach the point of fatigue faster or not move as quickly as we […]

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The Impact of Isolation and Benefits of Senior Socialization

Senior Socialization

In our recent age of quarantining and social distancing, loneliness and isolation are impacting seniors in epic proportions, and the effects are more serious than you may realize. Recent studies are brimming with the hazards of social isolation, characterizing it as a more dangerous health risk than obesity, and identifying it as contributing to a […]

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Help Make Aging in Place a Reality with These Tips for Seniors

Aging In Place

As Dorothy Gale says in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” and according to a recent study, nearly 87% of seniors agree with Dorothy, expressing a desire to remain at home and in their community as they age. These findings aren’t surprising, as home is more than a physical space, but also […]

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Act F.A.S.T.! Early Warning Signs of a Stroke

Signs of a Stroke

Each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 800,000 Americans are diagnosed as having a stroke. While the risk of stroke increases with age, strokes can occur in people of all ages. A stroke occurs when blood supply is blocked from part of the brain or when a blood vessel bursts, causing parts […]

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