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Care Following a Hospital Discharge

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A journey to the hospital might last several days for an older adult, and medical procedures can bring a slew of additional caregiving tasks that persist long after the patient returns home. Older adults frequently require higher levels of care during a hospital stay, which translates into higher care needs after discharge. It is key that family caregivers completely understand what is required as soon as possible, as this will better equip them to coordinate the care required to keep their loved ones safe and recuperate. Preparation is Key  Caring for a loved one following a hospital discharge can be…

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6 Helpful Tips When Your Aging Parents Reject Home Care

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When seniors refuse help, it can be frustrating for family caregivers. As your parent or loved one ages, you want to make sure they are protected and well-cared for, but you also don’t want to compromise their freedom and independence. It might be difficult or uncomfortable, but discussing in-home care is essential to ensuring your loved one’s happiness and quality of life. Here are some suggestions on what to do if an elderly parent refuses caregiving or assisted living services. Learn and Observe  Think about the services your parent needs first before bringing up assisted home care. Observe their daily…

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What is Positive Aging and Strategies to Enjoy your Golden Years

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Since 1950, human life expectancy has increased by more than 20 years. There are more people above the age of 80 and 90 than ever before. It has introduced a new challenge: caring for the elderly, from their housing and healthcare needs.  Growing old purposefully, constructively, and gracefully is where the power of positive aging lies. It is more important to have a good quality of life in old age than to appear “ageless.” It entails being helpful to others and relying as little as possible on others for activities of daily living (ADL).   Positive aging is one way older…

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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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6 Ways to Reduce your Risk for Dementia

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The number of people living with dementia is rising as the population ages. Memory loss, confusion, and the inability to do daily tasks are just a few of the symptoms that go under the general term “dementia.” The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, involves a steady deterioration in brain health. Age is the biggest risk factor for dementia. Nearly one-third of those over 85 have dementia. Genetic factors also contribute to the development of the illness, although they are more significant in uncommon forms of dementia like early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Although research has shown that lifestyle modifications can…

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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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