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Use F.A.S.T to spot the early symptoms of stroke
It’s always a great time to learn the symptoms of a stroke because “time lost is brain lost.” When every second counts, people must act F.A.S.T when they spot the signs of stroke and summon help immediately.  Stroke, often known as a “brain attack,”  usually occurs when a blood clot gets stuck in a blood […]
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An older women sitting on a bed suffering from joint pain in her knee
Weekend warrior, home renovation, playing with the grandkids, we all overdo it sometimes and suffer joint pain for a day or two. However, for those dealing with arthritis, sore joints aren’t limiting activity for just a few days. Arthritis is one of the United States’ most widespread health conditions and impacts the lives of men, […]
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An older man using a walker receiving after-surgery care from a in-home cargiver
The road to recovery after surgery can be long and arduous. Depending on the procedure and the patient, it can take weeks or months to be fully independent after an operation. The key to a speedy and uncomplicated recovery is to practice good after-surgery care so your body can heal. By rearranging your home, preparing […]
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Aphasia
Even though aphasia impacts nearly two million people across the country, many Americans aren’t well educated about the condition. In fact, The National Aphasia Association found that 84 percent of people polled had never even heard of the word “aphasia.” National Aphasia Awareness Month this June is a great time to raise awareness about what […]
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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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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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