Category Archives for Home Care

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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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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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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How to Help Older Adults Embrace Allowing Help at Home

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“I’m just fine. I can handle everything myself.” If this is a sentiment your elderly loved one has expressed when you’ve asked if assistance at home would help make life easier, you’re not alone. For many older adults, admitting that they need help at home can feel like surrendering their independence, and not surprisingly, they […]

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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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Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Better Manage High Cholesterol

Manage High Cholesterol

The pandemic has altered many things, from social gatherings and travel to book clubs and lunch dates with friends. While these unplanned and dramatic changes to life as we know it may cause some uncertainty and anxiety, it’s helpful to look for the silver lining in the situation: newfound time to focus on ways to […]

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