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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care | Page 3 of 23
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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Healthy food provided by increased USDA assistance programs
In a bold move to combat hunger, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding nutrition assistance to seniors living in poverty by distributing $37 million of additional support to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). The CSFP supplies supplemental food and nutritional information to low income people over the age of 60. While […]
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A senior women with her pet dog
Isolation is a blight on seniors’ happiness. A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) found that one in every three seniors regularly experiences loneliness, and one in every four is socially isolated. Being deprived of companionship takes a toll on both mental and physical health. Unfortunately, seniors are more likely […]
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A man suffering from a headache
Getting old can be a headache–and in some cases, even literally. The good news for seniors this Migraine and Headache Awareness Month is that they’re much less likely to get headaches than younger people. Between ages 21 and 34, 92 percent of women and 74 percent of men reported having headaches. However, after age 75, […]
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A close up of a man's hearing aid in his ear.
Many of us have sat in a crowded restaurant and strained to hear our conversational partner’s words. Maybe we have to ask them to repeat themselves, or perhaps we just guess what was said and stumble through the discussion off-kilter. These moments can be annoying or even embarrassing. Still, when they become more frequent — […]
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