Category Archives for Elder Care

Steps to Take Following an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

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With approximately 5.8 million people living in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s or dementia, hundreds of individuals and families are impacted each day following a new diagnosis. September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and it is a good time to consider what it means when a senior loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and what to do […]

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Three Activities to Improve Mental Health in Older Adults

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Family caregivers dedicate their time and energy to help older loved ones live healthy and safe lives at home. Being healthy isn’t just about physical health or avoiding injury; it also extends to mental health. Depression and other mental health issues don’t have to be a regular part of growing older. There are things you can […]

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Understanding Why Sleep Patterns Change as People Age

There’s little that feels better than getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep is an essential part of good health, and when we experience disturbances with our slumber it can lead to health issues if not addressed. As a person ages, they become more at risk for a number of health issues, including sleep disturbances. It […]

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Hypertension in Older Adults: Know the Facts

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Hypertension in older adults often sneaks up silently, remaining undetected until it becomes severe enough to cause serious health problems. Hypertension doubles a person’s risk for a heart attack, quadruples risk for a stroke, and can lead to kidney disease, vision loss, heart failure, and much more. Before someone you love joins the 78 million […]

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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

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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

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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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