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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
An older woman in front of a mirror doing her skin care regimen
Once the oily breakouts of our teenage years are over, it’s easy to think that the worst of our skin care troubles are behind us. However, proper skin care is just as important for seniors. As we get older, our skin needs even more special attention to stay healthy. With a few easy changes, your […]
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in-home caregiver
We don’t often realize what we have until it’s gone, whether it’s the range of movement to walk down the stairs to access a laundry room or the ability to wash dishes without a flare-up of arthritis pain. Many simple tasks required for living alone can seem insurmountable. Those tasks can be even more difficult […]
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A person holding a handful of muti-colored medication
Forgetting to take a medication may seem inconsequential. After all, it’s just one little pill! But, missed doses can have major consequences for short-term and long-term outcomes. Whether it’s one pill or ten, it can be difficult to figure out a successful strategy for consistency. Add in requirements of taking pills multiple times a day, […]
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Alzheimers, dementia and Parkinson's care
What care does your loved one with a neurological illness need to continue living a happy and healthy life? Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s are long-term conditions that usually require extensive monitoring and support. In addition to medical attention, seniors with these conditions often need help with daily tasks such as bathing, eating, and remaining mentally […]
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Companionship Care
The role of a companion is to provide a better quality of life for seniors with friendly connections and assistance with daily activities. For socially isolated seniors, a companion is often essential in battling depression and feelings of loneliness. Companionship care offers social connection and emotional support for seniors to age peacefully in place.  More […]
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In-home caregivers wearing masks and holding their hands up to form hearts
In-home caregivers provide support for those in need. That may sound simple, but it is quite a big responsibility. If your loved one is experiencing difficulty taking care of themselves because of injury, chronic health problems, or memory issues, a caretaker is invaluable. The help of a caregiver provides added independence to those who desire […]
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a doctor examines a sample to diagnose colorectal cancer
March ushers in the arrival of spring and often an urge to “spring clean,” by organizing, cleaning, and putting things in order in preparation for the lighthearted feel of sun, flowers, family, and fun coming our way. There’s a sense of renewal and refreshment that’s hard to resist. The arrival of spring is the perfect […]
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Eating disorders affect people of all ages
When many people hear the term “eating disorder,” they think of young women struggling to meet unrealistic beauty standards. But however prevalent that image has become, the truth is that these conditions are far more widespread. People of all genders and ages can have an eating disorder–even seniors. And when it comes to eating disorders, […]
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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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