Category Archives for Senior Care

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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What It’s Like Living with Alzheimer’s and How to Get Help

family caregiver hugging senior with alzheimer's

With an astounding 47 million estimated diagnoses throughout the world, including more than 5 million in the U.S. alone, Alzheimer’s disease touches most of us in one way or another. When you or someone you love hears the words, “It’s Alzheimer’s,” it’s important to educate yourself as much as possible to know what to expect […]

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Successfully Manage Chronic Health Conditions with Home Care Services

Home Care

A diagnosis of a chronic health condition raises a lot of questions and concerns for seniors: How will I manage the myriad of medical appointments, procedures, medications, etc.? What happens as the condition progresses over time? And most importantly: Can I continue to remain living at home?

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Is it Dementia? Learn the Common Signs of Dementia in Older Adults

Dementia

If you’ve noticed that your older parent seems more forgetful than usual, it may give you pause. Could the signs that you’re seeing be typical age-related memory loss, or the sign of something more serious, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease?

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Prevent Senior Falls at Home with These Safety Tips

Senior Falls

Did you know that falls are a significant cause of injury in seniors aged 65 and over, making them a leading public health concern? Senior falls can result in head injuries, hip fractures or other broken bones, a loss of confidence, and depression.

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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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How to Best Support a Loved One After a Lupus Diagnosis

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that affects over 1.5 million people in the United States. Although lupus can affect both genders, the disease is most prevalent in women, particularly women of color. Lupus causes the body to attack healthy cells and tissues, often damaging the joints, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, skin, brain and lungs.

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Family Caregiving 101: Taking Care of Yourself First

Family Caregiving

When was the last time you met a friend for lunch? Had an annual physical? Engaged in a hobby you enjoy? If you’re a family caregiver, your answer may be, “I don’t remember.” While the goal of all family caregivers is to provide a loved one with the very best care possible, providing care week […]

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