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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
A homebound senior being cared for by a caregiver
It’s difficult to define what being a homebound senior means as there are varying levels due to social, clinical, and cultural limitations. Often people think the inability to drive defines a person as homebound, but it is so much more than that. A homebound senior faces extreme difficulty with the functions of daily living. Older […]
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a row of indoor houseplants sitting on a countertop
Caring for a living thing creates a deep sense of fulfillment. Whether you’re looking after a child, a cat, or a simple goldfish, one of the beautiful things about giving care is that it’s as positive an experience for you as it is for the person or critter you’re looking after. Though many seniors look […]
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An informal caregiver helps an older women watch a video on an iPhone
Recent studies show a rise in informal caregivers taking caring roles for friends and family members. There are many reasons one comes to care for a loved one, but often the challenges, and the toll for playing such a part, are not clear for some time. As a result, more and more caregivers develop health […]
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an older women being targeted by a medicare scam by phone
From the snake oil salesmen of the wild west to George C. Parker’s infamous “sale” of the Brooklyn Bridge, scams have been around for centuries. Many people are familiar with the over-the-top legends of notorious con men, but modern technology has created modern fraud. With the advent of cell phones and the internet, scammers can […]
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a woman talking to her senior mother about hiring a caregiver
As your parents have gotten older, no doubt they’ve tried to stay as independent as possible. Most seniors want to remain self-sufficient, preferring to age in place and take care of themselves for as long as possible. But with age and isolation, it can be difficult for your parents to live without help. Even little […]
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A senior receiving one of the critical vaccines for older adult
While the battle against COVID-19 continues, vaccines have been on many people’s minds. Here in Arizona, over 50 percent of residents have received their first COVID shot, and 44 percent are fully vaccinated. Still, even with those rising numbers, the work to protect our communities from infectious disease continues.  Seniors are more likely than other […]
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a pair of ray ban sunglasses on the beach in the summer sun
When summer rolls around, it is only natural to start spending more time outdoors. After months of cooler temperatures and indoor activities, we welcome a chance to soak up a little more sunshine. A healthy dose of summer sun and fresh air can alleviate depression, improve sleep patterns in Alzheimer’s patients, and increase the body’s […]
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Happy seniors enjoying a post-covid world
It’s been a difficult year for everyone, but perhaps those hardest hit are seniors. Many older people live on their own and rely on caregivers for assistance with daily activities, transportation, and social interaction. For some, visits with caretakers and family or the classes they take at the community center were essential to their well-being. […]
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A nurse helping a patient expand their healthcare literacy
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your health. Though it seems evident that people should fully understand their medical treatments, it’s not always that simple. Healthcare literacy is an area where seniors often lag behind. According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 71 percent of seniors struggled to use print materials, and […]
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A senior women enjoying her independence
 A common preference among aging Americans is to stay in their homes as they grow older. For example, a new American Association of Retired People (AARP) study shows that three out of four adults over the age of 50 plan to stay in their homes and communities as they age. There are many positive reasons […]
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