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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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A patient receiving palliative care
Hospice and palliative care are both essential parts of the American healthcare system. Each year, 1.4 million people receive hospice or palliative care to cope with a life-limiting illness. Though this care is critically important for seniors, people of all ages often prefer not to think about it. The idea of coping with an illness […]
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family caregivers
Caregiving for a family member is difficult work any time of year, but the holidays add undeniable stress to an already stressful situation. In addition to the daily responsibilities of making sure your loved one is happy, healthy, and well taken care of, now you must also navigate the specific needs of the holiday. Do […]
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A family caregiver
Caregivers are an essential part of our health and elder care system. They put in long hours to provide the support, attention, and assistance many seniors need to continue living independent lives. Caring for a family member isn’t always easy, but it can be an enriching and powerful experience. This November, National Family Caregivers Month […]
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An older women concerned about UTI prevention
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common illnesses that tend to affect seniors with surprising symptoms. These infections occur when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra, which is the tube that passes urine from the bladder to outside the body. This bacteria then moves through the urinary system potentially infecting the bladder, or cystitis. […]
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