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The Benefits of In-Home Care Services

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While some seniors are content to move to a nursing home or care facility when they can no longer care for themselves, others want to stay in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. In-home care services allow seniors to preserve their freedom while receiving daily support from qualified caregivers. In-home care has quickly become one of the most popular solutions for older persons seeking expert care without leaving their homes. Here are a few advantages of in-home care services to consider before making your decision. One-on-One Attention One of the most significant advantages of choosing in-home care services…

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When is it Time For Hospice Care?

Accepting aging can be a difficult process. Many older adults associate illness with loss of independence or becoming a burden on loved ones. This could explain why they don’t always tell you how they truly feel. It may be up to you to recognize the signs of deteriorating health and the need for specialized care. Understanding potential signs that the end is near reduces anxiety and allows you to honor the wishes of your aging loved ones. Many families put off calling hospice until their loved one is in their final days or weeks of life. However, if the patient…

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Home-Modification Bill Could Help Adults Age in Place

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A bill introduced in Congress in May would assist seniors in paying for home modifications that would make their houses more accessible and livable as they age. The Home Modification for Accessibility Act, sponsored by Reps. Charlie Crist and Thomas Suozzi is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. If approved, it would allow seniors who want to make aging-in-place upgrades in their homes to deduct the expenses of such upgrades from their income taxes or pay for the improvements out of their retirement funds without penalty. Rep. Crist said in a statement that many homes don’t have these…

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Celebrate Social Wellness Month- 7 Tips for Social Wellness

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Living through a global pandemic for a couple of years taught us to never take the little but incredibly important things in life for granted: shared laughter, hugging our loved ones, and a lunch date at our favorite restaurant. We saw just how important socializing is, and how lonely and empty we can feel when it is taken away. July is Social Wellness Month, and with immunizations reducing our need to isolate ourselves, it’s the ideal time to ensure that seniors have appropriate interaction experiences. Social Wellness Month Social wellness has been shown to improve the quality of life for…

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Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month

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In June, National Great Outdoors Month encourages people to explore our country’s vast wildlife refuges, parks, and natural beauty.  Whether we hike or bike the trails, kayak or canoe the various rivers and canyons, or pitch a tent in the forest or on a hillside, there is something for everyone. Pursue the beauty and grandeur of the outdoors’ huge sky and wide landscapes. Going outside in the fresh summer air is a wonderful opportunity for seniors and caregivers to spend time together enjoying amazing outdoor activities. Going outside offers light exercise and socialization, both of which are key components of…

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7 Ways to Boost and Improve Mental Health in Seniors

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Now, more than ever, mental health issues are being addressed. However, few people discuss how it impacts the elderly in significant numbers. A lot of life changes occur as people age. Some of these changes are exciting and meaningful, while others are more challenging. Seniors may experience emotional or social challenges they have never faced before, such as loneliness, physical issues, or the death of a spouse. It is important to safeguard your mental health as you age, as seniors are more vulnerable to developing mental health disorders. According to the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20% of adults aged…

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Understanding Caregiving Burnout and How to Prevent It

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Caring for a loved one may be difficult, and that stress can negatively affect a caregiver’s overall health and well-being. Yet, some caregivers are hesitant to discuss their stress for fear of making their loved one feel guilty or making it look like they aren’t strong enough or well-organized enough to handle their obligations and responsibilities.  According to a 2020 research by the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly one in every five Americans is a family caregiver.  The care recipient usually requires special attention such as a child or partner with a disability, an older parent, or a loved one…

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6 Easy Ways for Seniors to Stay Active Indoors

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The weather outside may be frightful — but that doesn’t have to make your winter any less delightful! The winter season in Maryland and the Washington, DC area has been unpredictable, with shifting temperatures, snow, and rain. It may be frustrating for seniors and family caregivers to not know what a winter day will bring. Exercising outside in the cold weather might be uncomfortable, and getting to the gym may be difficult due to COVID-19. However, it is easy to be active throughout the winter, and it does not involve enduring frigid temperatures or planning around the setting sun. Best…

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6 Tips for Medication Management for Older Adults

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You may have heard about the importance of medication management if you take care of an aging loved one or if you are getting older yourself. People may develop various chronic diseases as they age, requiring the use of various prescription medications from different prescribers. According to studies, 87% of seniors use at least one prescription medicine, 36% take five or more, and 38% take over-the-counter meds. Drug interactions, adverse effects, and accidentally missing or double dosages are all risks that come with this situation. Medication management is a set of procedures for preventing such events.  Store All Medicines and…

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6 Tips To Help With Holiday Stress

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When it comes to holiday preparation, stress almost always seems to go hand in hand with the celebrations. The extra financial strain of shopping for gifts, as well as the anxiety of seeing challenging family members, (and everything in between), may make this time of year stressful. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Set yourself up for success with these 6 tips to help you get organized, plan ahead, and remember that the holidays are all about the people you spend them with. Plan Ahead and Make a To-Do List  Last-minute arrangements, changes in travel, and a never-ending…

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