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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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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 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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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 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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Older couples walking together on a city street
As we near the end of winter, Valentine’s Day provides a burst of warmth and joy. The pandemic’s ever-present social isolation means that many couples will be even more excited to fill the day with roses, romantic meals, and reaffirmations of love. Of course, the benefits of being in a loving relationship go beyond simple […]
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testing equipment for diabetics
November is the prototypical time for Americans to sit down to a lavish Thanksgiving spread and go absolutely hog-wild. But this year, it’s also an opportunity to remember an issue many people would rather forget. This November is National Diabetes Month, a time to contemplate how this serious disease affects millions of diabetics each year. […]
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national family caregiver month
November is National Family Caregivers Month. We’re taking this opportunity to celebrate hard-working people committing time, energy, and money into making sure their loved ones get the absolute best in-home care. The healthcare system depends on these vital, unpaid workers. They provide the majority of care to the over 5 million people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, […]
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