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Palliative Care Phoenix Arizona

Imagine two women, both recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Each patient suffers from similar symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and loss of appetite. Both women want relief from these symptoms, so the first chooses hospice care while the second chooses palliative care. On the surface, these two care types are similar. They both […]

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Caregiving, by its nature, often comes unexpectedly. An older family member falls suddenly ill or suffers a rapid cognitive decline and younger family members scramble to fill the care gaps. Studies show these kinds of care needs come most often for adults after the age of 80. As such, younger family members have a rough […]

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The United States is getting older everyday. According to government estimates, nearly 22% of Americans will be 65 or older by 2040. By 2060, that number grows to 98 million, more than double the current number. This unprecedented demographic shift will have many unpredictable cultural impacts. However one thing is guaranteed: those older Americans will all need competent care […]

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Helping a senior loved one with a large downsizing project can be an overwhelming job. Not only is it difficult for the person organizing the endeavor, seniors can also feel stress and sadness as they say goodbye to their cherished possessions. But in many cases, these cannot be avoided. Often a downsizing is necessary because a […]

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Do you know how to spot the signs of stroke? If not, you should. According to stroke.org, every year 800,000 people experience these brain events, and the effects are devastating. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the #1 cause of adult disability. These events are so destructive because they often come on with […]

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There’s a moment when you realize mom or dad can’t take care of themselves anymore. Maybe it comes as the result of surgery or an injury, or it arrives near the end of a long, slow decline. Whatever the reason, this can often be a frightening time for those who have to step in and make sure […]

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As our country ages, social isolation is a threat more and more Americans will face. In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 11 million people over the age of 65 – or 28% of all seniors – lived alone, 71% of them women. And it’s not just a senior’s living situation that contributes to […]

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Dehydration is a real threat for older adults. It can lead to serious health risks such as urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and even death. In our last post we shared a few tips caregivers can use to spot the signs of dehydration in their patients. In this post we’ll offer a few strategies you can use for preventing […]

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Dehydration seems like a pretty benign health problem. You’re not drinking enough water so you start feeling thirsty or develop a headache. You then realize you might be dehydrated, drink a glass of water or two and the problem’s solved in no time, right? For most people this might be true, but for older adults it’s not […]

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Folks who search for qualified in-home care often do so in a hurry. Maybe out-of-town children have just realized that mom or dad can no longer care for themselves and need immediate help. Or a senior has suffered a fall or other injury and added support just can’t wait. In that rush there’s not much […]

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