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4 Ways to Prevent a Stroke and How to Act FAST

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With approximately 800,000 Americans having a stroke each year, it’s no surprise that stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. To put this into perspective, someone in the United States gets a stroke every 40 seconds, and someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. You can’t turn back the clock or change your family history, but you can control many other stroke risk factors if you’re aware of them. Power comes from knowledge. If you are aware that a particular risk factor is jeopardizing your health and exposing you to a higher risk of stroke,…

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10 Ways to Honor a Veteran on Veterans Day

By serving in the military and fighting for our freedom, veterans have sworn their allegiance to our nation. Senior veterans, whether it’s a family member, a friend, or a stranger, are in need of help as their health deteriorates and their resources dwindle. No matter where you live or how much time you can dedicate, there are various ways to recognize a soldier who has dedicated his or her life to protecting our values, freedoms, and democracy. This November 11th, on Veterans Day, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to veterans who have served so selflessly and courageously….

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5 Things Caregivers Should Know About Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

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According to experts, at least one out of every five people will get dementia at some point in their lives. Dementia was once thought to be a natural aspect of becoming older, and little was known about the illnesses that cause dementia in otherwise healthy people. However, they now have a better understanding of the condition, which can be incredibly helpful to family caregivers. The following are five important pieces of dementia information. Dementia Is Not a Disease You’ll have a better grasp of how to care for your senior loved one once you realize that dementia is simply a…

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7 Must-Have Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place

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Some of the modifications that assist seniors in avoiding falls and other situations that jeopardize their safety are low-cost or easy do-it-yourself tasks. Changing some features of your house to make some everyday activities easier will help seniors keep their independence for a longer period of time. Here are a few of the most typical house modifications for those who want to age in place.

8 Ways to Boost Brain Health & Improve Memory

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As we age, it is important to take care of both our brains and our bodies. Though the majority of seniors have good mental health, many of them are at risk of developing neurological and mental health disorders, including dementia and depression. The good news is that regardless of your age, there are proactive steps you can take to keep your brain healthy and reduce your risk of developing dementia, depression, or other mental conditions. Here are eight ways you can keep up your mental fitness: Download the infographic here: With the team at Thrive USA Homecare, we can provide…

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Understanding VA Benefits for Homecare

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Many individuals are aware that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides comprehensive health care benefits to veterans (VHA). But did you know that in-home care is included in this basic medical coverage package? Continue reading to learn how veterans and their caregivers may benefit from the VA’s homemaker and home health aide program. With our Veteran home care services, Thrive USA Home Care can assist older adults who are US Veterans in Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Howard, and Baltimore Counties and the surrounding areas. Any Veteran that can receive VA health care services can qualify for the Care…

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June is World Elder Abuse Month

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In the United States, elder abuse is a hidden and rising issue. Experts estimate that 10% of older adults are victims of elder abuse, yet only a small percentage of cases are ever reported.

Facts About ALS Support & In-Home Care

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ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), often known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a neuromuscular disease that starts with muscle weakening and progresses to full paralysis throughout the body. Lou Gehrig’s disease is another name for ALS, which is not to be confused with Motor Neuron Disease (MND). The muscles that control eating, swallowing, and speaking degenerate as a result of this condition. It gradually weakens the muscles that control your arms and legs, as well as the muscles that keep your body upright. Finally, it impairs the muscles that allow you to breathe on your own to the point where mechanical…

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4 Benefits of Meal Prep for Seniors

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Meal prepping is the process of cooking many meals in one sitting so that they are readily accessible when a person becomes hungry. Meal preparation can theoretically be any kind of cooking, but it is typically used to cook nutritious and enjoyable meals. The person would most usually prepare three or four meals in one sitting when meal prepping, however, he or she may opt to do more or less depending on their needs and preferences. Meal planning can assist a person in losing weight, adhering to an eating schedule, or merely preparing simple and nutritious meals.  There are a…

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