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In-Home Care for Patients During COVID-19

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Home care has become increasingly important during this time as healthcare professionals and families are looking for ways to assist older loved ones and those with chronic conditions. Our goal remains the same: to set a new standard in-home care with our personalized, holistic approach, help our clients heal, live independently, and ultimately thrive. We take every update about COVID-19 to heart to ensure continuity of service for our clients and the health of our caregivers.  This is a time of significant stress and anxiety for many families and we realize it is extremely important to work together to support…

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5 Ways for Seniors to Stay Busy While Isolated

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Social distancing and self-imposed quarantine are necessary measures that many are taking to help reduce further spread of COVID-19. When you stay indoors, it’s necessary to continue your daily activities to keep both your mind and body healthy. To help senior members of your family feel the best they can, encourage them to take part in the following activities. Fitness Staying healthy through exercise improves your overall mood and encourages good health. There are a lot of exercises that aren’t too hard to try at home to help seniors stay active. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has a series…

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6 Must-Know Tips for Senior Eye Health

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Those who are over the age of 65 have a higher risk of developing eye health issues than any other demographic, making it a critical issue the older you get or when caring for an aging loved one. So, what can be done to help preserve eyesight? Here are five tips to consider: 1. Know the Conditions Glaucoma is the leading cause of untreatable blindness. Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, causing irreversible blindness. The condition is characterized by fluid buildup in the eye. The accumulation increases pressure within the eye, and the stress, in turn, damages the optic nerve. The…

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5 Winter Activities for Seniors

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Want to sleep better or lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer? Looking to improve your social wellness, reduce your blood pressure and have more energy? Staying physically and/or mentally active as you age becomes vitally important. However, that’s not always easy, especially in the wintertime. Here are five activities seniors can enjoy when the weather turns chilly:  1. Cook Cooking is a great way to take care of your own mental health, experts say. If you’re cooking for yourself, consider preparing something you’ve never had before. If you’re cooking for others,…

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Survive with Your Sanity – Simple Gifts to Streamline Your Holidays

Gift-giving is one of the most exciting and joyous parts of the holiday season. Regardless of what type of festivities you and your loved ones enjoy, the giving of gifts is likely to be part of it.  However, for many seniors, this is one of the most stressful parts of the holidays. With a limited income and many other expenses, giving gifts to loved ones can make the holidays in your golden years feel more like something to survive than a time to thrive.  Here are a few tips to turn the tide on that feeling:  Store-Bought is Fine Famous…

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3 Reasons to Have Long-Term Care Insurance

Few people think to plan ahead for long-term care. However, careful planning can help to combat many of the complications that arise upon choosing professional care for yourself or a loved one – including high costs. One of the most important things to consider investing in for that planning is long-term care insurance. This type of insurance can help you afford the care your family needs. A few other benefits of getting long-term care insurance include: Opening the Door to More Quality Care Options Far too many seniors and their families have their options for care limited by their budgets….

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November is National Home Care and Family Caregivers Month

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During November, Americans remember all that we have to be thankful for. For many seniors, the family caregiver is high on this list. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why November has been set aside as National Home Care and Family Caregivers Month.  There are so many reasons to be thankful for what caregivers do. Many have jobs outside the home, or other familial commitments, yet give of themselves and their time and love every day to ensure that their senior loved one is well cared for.  Thanking Those Who are Often Left Thankless Caring for an aging loved…

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Holiday Travel – Ways to Make Flying Stress-Free and Safe

There’s nothing like seeing your family and friends during the holidays. However, flying can be riskier for seniors – especially during the busy holiday season. To be safer and leave stress at home, use these fall and winter travel tips: Catch Up with Your Primary Care Doctor The holidays are all about catching up with loved ones, but one person many seniors don’t take time to catch up with is their doctor. However, if you are planning to travel, visiting your doctor beforehand is a good idea. Get necessary vaccinations, a check-up, and advice on safe travel from your provider…

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Autumn Saftey Checklist for Seniors

Safety is a priority for seniors during the entire year. With new challenges presented as the body ages, it is important to be aware of limitations and to take precautions to stay safe and well.  While autumn is a cozy time of celebration for most, it can also be a risky time for seniors who have not taken these precautions. Here are a few ways to remain active and stay safe this fall: Have Maintenance Work Performed Whether it’s checking on your heating system before you truly need it or changing batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, the…

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What Senior Women Should Know About Breast Cancer 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While most people know that breast cancer is a disease that impacts older women far more than younger, the actual numbers behind the statistics are alarming. For every 100,000 women, just over 80 were diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 65. In that same number, over 400 were diagnosed with the disease after turning 65.  This month is a perfect time for older women to learn more about breast cancer – and to take more meaningful steps toward prevention and care.  Know the Facts Knowing the truth about breast cancer can help…

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