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2020 | Page 4 of 5 | Generations Home Care
Stroke
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. While COVID-19 rightfully dominates the health news at the moment, we shouldn’t ignore this ever-present threat. According to the CDC, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of adult disability. And while an individual’s risk increases with age, anyone at any age […]
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empty alcohol bottles
As the nation continues grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and prolonged social distancing, evidence suggests we’re coping with alcohol. According to Nielson figures, for the week ending March 14, 2020, “off-premise outlets such as liquor and grocery stores saw sales of wine up 27.6%, spirits by 26.4% and beer, cider and malt beverages by 14% […]
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A spring bloom
Spring and early summer is a great time to start spending more time outside. Even though COVID-19 and social-distancing guidelines make going outside more challenging, the health benefits of doing so are undeniable. By taking the right precautions, like wearing a face mask, avoiding crowds, and maintaining proper distancing, you can reduce your risk and […]
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A happy senior
As we age, we often face many new difficulties. Health problems arise that were never an issue before; tasks which we once completed without a moment’s thought become difficult or even impossible. To make matters even more challenging, seniors throughout the world are limiting their contact with other people to combat the spread of the […]
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social distancing essentials
The COVID-19 outbreak has caused tremendous disruptions in daily life, which have deeply affected people who rely on in-home caregivers. By implementing suggested social distancing and following stay-at-home orders, those who rely on caregiving services find themselves facing a difficult choice: how do I stay safe without sacrificing essential and life-improving care? You can learn […]
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COVID-19 prevention measures
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States, people everywhere are staying indoors to limit the total number of infections and protect those most vulnerable to the disease. One group that isn’t staying at home is in-home caregivers. These essential healthcare workers are on the frontlines of this battle every day as they care […]
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Active older women looking out a window
The COVID-19 pandemic has many seniors scared, and with good reason. The virus hits older people especially hard, and as a result, many seniors are choosing to stay indoors in an attempt to avoid exposure. Unfortunately, self-isolation has several negative side-effects. One of the most significant downsides of staying indoors is that seniors miss out […]
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Over the last seven days, the coronavirus has turned all our lives upside down. Where once we could move freely without concern, the hidden virus now lurks on every surface and in every social interaction. To stem the disease, state governments around the country have issued closure orders for certain types of businesses and asked […]
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happiness
March 20 marks the International Day of Happiness, a holiday dedicated to celebrating the importance of happiness and well-being across the globe and establishing it as a universal human goal. The importance of a fulfilled and contented life, not merely the continuation of life, is an especially important concern for seniors. Seniors living at home can […]
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March is National Kidney Month
An estimated 26 million American adults have kidney disease, and many do not even know it yet. That’s why during National Kidney Month, we’re sharing information to help raise awareness about this important issue. Kidneys are organs the size of your fist located at the base of your rib cage on both sides of the […]
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