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An emergency kit filled with medical supplies

Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. If you care for an older person, you understand the importance of preparing them for any situation. An emergency home kit is a valuable resource for anyone living through a disaster, whether a  hurricane or a power outage during a snowstorm. No amount of planning can ever truly […]

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A bathtub for bathing in a clean, well-lit bathroom

The loss of independence is one of the hardest things aging people have to deal with as their bodies change. As caregivers, we see the slow decline and the need for assistance, but often we neglect what it must feel like to require help with so many simple tasks. The need for bathing support, a […]

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space heaters are a common source of CO

We’re lucky enough to have mild winters here in sunny Arizona. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t need some extra warmth during the year’s cooler weather. As we run our heaters more often, the danger of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning increases exponentially. This colorless, odorless gas is difficult to detect but can severely impact your […]

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A wooden figure sitting on the edge of toilet illustrating incontinence

The bladder’s main function is to do two simple things: store and release urine. However, in order to do these two similar and very important tasks, all the parts need to be working together. The bladder muscles need to contract to force urine into the urethra. The muscles around the urethra then need to relax […]

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quit smoking

We’ve come a long way from the cigarette-puffing Mad Men era, when the health detriments of smoking were not yet widely understood. Consistent awareness efforts over the decades have ensured that virtually anyone who buys a pack of cigarettes knows the risks. However, despite knowing the serious health effects of smoking, nearly one in ten […]

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A pair of seniors walking a paved path in the early morning

Time and time again, we hear about the benefits of walking. For decades it’s been touted as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle built on a balanced diet and moderate exercise. But by some accounts, walking starts to sound like a miracle cure that can treat anything from arthritis to dementia. So what’s the […]

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a phoropter used to diagnose diabetic eye disease

It can be shocking to learn what wide-reaching impacts diabetes has on the body. While diabetes mainly affects insulin production and blood sugar processing, the effects of that imbalance can affect the body from head to toe. In the past, we’ve discussed how diabetes can impact foot health through peripheral neuropathy and the importance of […]

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Two seniors enjoying their mobility

There are plenty of unexpected changes that happen with age. While you cannot anticipate or control each of these things, you can reduce mobility loss by staying active and healthy. It’s never too late to take care of your body and maintain a mobile lifestyle. People often become sedentary as they age due to increased […]

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post-holiday blues

 The holiday season is a time of good cheer and togetherness. An opportunity for families to share warmth and good food during the darkest months of the year. Between geographical distance and busy work schedules, the holidays are often the only opportunity for families to get together. For seniors living alone, this might be one […]

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cold weather gloves and hot coffee

Winter can be a difficult time of year for seniors. The decrease in temperature requires a little extra vigilance for day-to-day activities. Heating bills rise, more time is spent indoors, and sometimes just remembering to put on all those layers to go outside seems like a hassle. It’s important to remember that as you age, […]

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