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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
A spring tree bloom
As the Arizona spring warms into summer, there’s no better time to enjoy the outdoors before scorching temperatures begin. With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out, many seniors feel more empowered to leave the house again, knowing the shots help protect them from illness. For the first time, many grandparents can hug their grandkids without fearing a possibly […]
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Two seniors sitting on a bench in front of the ocean during the COVID-19 pandemic
After a year-long global pandemic, life looks very different. The coronavirus has prevented many of us from seeing our loved ones and spending time with our friends. It has restricted our favorite activities, hit our local businesses hard, deprived us of our leisure, and cast a pall of anxiety and uncertainty over nearly every aspect […]
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A vial of one of the approved COVID-19 vaccines.
Currently there are multiple Covid-19 vaccines hitting the market and several ways to obtain them. It’s an exciting time for seniors ready to finally get vaccinated, but it can be pretty confusing, too. Many factors determine who is eligible for the vaccine, what type of vaccine you’ll get, and what guidelines to follow after getting […]
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A person outlining their healthcare decisions in an advance directive
Anticipating life’s twists and turns can be virtually impossible. We plan as best we can. We buy insurance, we save money for the future, and we do our best to stay healthy. But one thing many people fail to do is work on advance care planning. The possibility of ending up sick or injured so […]
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two older women laughing and in good humor
They say laughter is the best medicine, and the idiom is surprisingly accurate. For all the miracles of modern medicine, a positive outlook is one of the most effective supplementary treatments. In fact, negative emotions such as stress or despair can significantly reduce your healthcare outlooks. Comparatively, an optimistic frame of mind can help you […]
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Bad weather is one reason seniors might decide to stop driving
Driving is a wonderful source of freedom. From the ability to quickly run errands, visit family, or feel the wind blowing in our hair, there’s good reason 93 percent of households report owning at least one vehicle. But though we place a great cultural emphasis on sitting in the driver’s seat, every person’s driving career […]
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A women receives an injection in her left arm from a female healthcare provider with patient safety in mind.
No one wants to end up in the hospital — but of course, life doesn’t always go as planned. Each year, hospitals treat about 36 million admissions in the USA alone. When we’re sick or injured, we rely on our medical providers’ expertise to help us get well. But doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals […]
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A cool dark bedroom for healthy sleep habits
Whether you’re an early riser or a chronic nighthawk, we all have to sleep sometime — for a third of our lives, in fact. Though science is still unraveling the complexities of why our bodies need sleep, there’s no questioning its importance. Healthy sleep habits are crucial for maintaining good mental health. Chronic sleep loss […]
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A model of a brain
Despite being a humble three-pound lump of wrinkly tissue, the brain is arguably the body’s most remarkable organ. The brain is a bundle of 100 billion neurons composed of trillions of synapses; it’s the seat of consciousness, emotion, memory, and thought. In the words of scientist Michio Kaku, “Sitting on your shoulders is the most […]
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A black pair of Ray Ban glasses a person would wear to correct low vision.
When it comes to our senses, vision is often the one we use the most. As we navigate our world, up to 80 percent of our impressions come from our sense of sight. With nearly 130 photoreceptors in the human retina, our eyes are complex and finely-tuned organs whose uses range from letting us admire […]
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