Preparing Seniors for Surgery

By |2018-06-18T17:48:47+00:00June 19th, 2018|In-Home Senior Care, Senior Care, Caregiver|

As a growing number of the estimated 78 million Baby Boomers transition into their senior years, an increased focus is placed on the health of this important group of Americans. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 12 percent of the total U.S. population is over age 65 and, of that segment, more [...]

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Keeping the Home in Medical Equipment

By |2018-06-18T17:47:04+00:00June 18th, 2018|In-Home Senior Care, Senior Care, Making Life Better|

The varieties of situations caregivers deal with on a yearly basis often include one or more experiences with medical equipment brought into the home. Medical supply companies deal in everything from oxygen to diabetic supplies, depending on the company. While caregivers breathe a sigh of relief when the medical supplies are first delivered, prolonged exposure [...]

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Tips for Talking about Alzheimer’s with a Family Member

By |2018-06-18T17:44:13+00:00June 18th, 2018|In-Home Senior Care, Senior Care, Caregiver|

It’s a conversation no family wants to have, but one that is vitally important – talking to a loved one about memory loss or cognitive decline. Guest article by the Alzheimer’s Association Mary Foss of Eagan, Minnesota, said she knew it was time to broach this sensitive topic with her husband, Darrell after she noticed [...]

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Seven Things You Should Know About Your Loved Ones

By |2018-06-18T17:43:03+00:00June 15th, 2018|In-Home Senior Care, Senior Care, Health Care, Safety|

These conversations can go in all sorts of directions. Sometimes it’s best to let that happen. But there are a few key issues you should cover: How Things Are Now – Is the person you care about already facing challenges that you may not be aware of? Do you have a clear and realistic view [...]

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Finding Support for Seniors Facing Challenges Living Alone

By |2018-05-07T22:25:26+00:00May 7th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care|

Your parent prizes his or her independence and insists on living at home, alone. However, you see signs of vulnerability and a precarious situation with the potential for falls and injury , poor nutrition and your parent becoming neglected or housebound . You want to help, but you live at a distance and don't know [...]

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Alzheimer’s: Stepping Into The Leadership Role

By |2018-04-24T22:52:54+00:00April 25th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

Since the person with AD no longer possesses the mental skills to be completely independent, a special brand of leadership is called for. At least one person must assume overall authority for ensuring the well-being of the person with AD but it is best to include others too if at all possible. Much work is [...]

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Seniors and Medications

By |2018-04-24T22:58:38+00:00April 22nd, 2018|In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver, Senior Care|

Caregivers are often the first line of defense in protecting the elderly and infirm – especially when it comes to making sure medications are obtained and taken properly. Senior citizens are the fast-growing sector of the population, and age often leads to the need for many medications to treat many conditions and chronic diseases. Each [...]

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Embracing Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2018-03-28T17:09:49+00:00March 28th, 2018|In-Home Senior Care, Senior Care, Health Care|

A friend who works in a special needs classroom at our middle school was talking about a delightful new student they have in their program this year. She mentioned that in spite of his challenges, the student is a content, personable, and humorous young man who is a joy to be with. “His parents really [...]

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We’ve Never Run Away from Alzheimer’s

By |2018-02-24T18:18:45+00:00February 24th, 2018|In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver, Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better|

Guest article by Cheryl Levin-Folio My husband, Michael, was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 56. It was surreal and hard to swallow, but we didn’t run away. Nor did we try to escape the stigma that accompanied the devastating news. We let it sink in and created a plan to live our [...]

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When Stroke Happens

By |2018-02-04T00:03:45+00:00February 4th, 2018|In-Home Senior Care, Senior Care, Caregiver, Health Care|

Strokes, or “brain attacks,” disable Americans more than any other disease. With an interruption of blood to the brain, a stroke may have similar symptoms; but as everyone’s brain is different, so are the effects of each person’s stroke. There is no rhyme or reason to the severity of strokes and or to the recovery [...]

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