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COVID-19 Archives | 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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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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Celebrating the holidays during COVID-19
This year, the holiday season is going to be one of the strangest in our lives. Typically, this is a time for people to come together and share food, love, and companionship in the depths of winter’s darkness. But this year, things will be different because we celebrate under the specter of an ongoing pandemic. […]
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a woman receiving an annual flu shot
To many people, catching the flu means missed work and a miserable week spent stuck in bed. But for seniors, the flu can be much more serious. As we get older, our immune system naturally gets weaker. This means that an illness we could shake off with ease in our youth hits harder and lingers […]
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Home Caregiver wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19
Home caregivers offer a vast spectrum of services. They provide a crucial support system for people who find themselves in need of assistance with daily tasks. These services can make a world of difference to anyone struggling to maintain their quality of life. Mobility issues, chronic illness, and age are all factors that might require […]
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Stroke
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. While COVID-19 rightfully dominates the health news at the moment, we shouldn’t ignore this ever-present threat. According to the CDC, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of adult disability. And while an individual’s risk increases with age, anyone at any age […]
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A happy senior
As we age, we often face many new difficulties. Health problems arise that were never an issue before; tasks which we once completed without a moment’s thought become difficult or even impossible. To make matters even more challenging, seniors throughout the world are limiting their contact with other people to combat the spread of the […]
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social distancing essentials
The COVID-19 outbreak has caused tremendous disruptions in daily life, which have deeply affected people who rely on in-home caregivers. By implementing suggested social distancing and following stay-at-home orders, those who rely on caregiving services find themselves facing a difficult choice: how do I stay safe without sacrificing essential and life-improving care? You can learn […]
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COVID-19 prevention measures
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States, people everywhere are staying indoors to limit the total number of infections and protect those most vulnerable to the disease. One group that isn’t staying at home is in-home caregivers. These essential healthcare workers are on the frontlines of this battle every day as they care […]
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Active older women looking out a window
The COVID-19 pandemic has many seniors scared, and with good reason. The virus hits older people especially hard, and as a result, many seniors are choosing to stay indoors in an attempt to avoid exposure. Unfortunately, self-isolation has several negative side-effects. One of the most significant downsides of staying indoors is that seniors miss out […]
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