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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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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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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.

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.

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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6 Tips for Seniors to Stay Active and Healthy at Home

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As the end of the coronavirus pandemic remains unknown, most older adult citizens are expected to stay at home to protect their health and welfare and to limit interaction with others. While it is definitely in the best interest of their physical well-being, it may have a huge effect on the mental and emotional health of a senior to feel trapped indoors and away from their routine. To support older adults stay comfortable and happy at home, here are few tips. Move Around the House Regular physical activity provides higher levels of energy, better mood, more relaxation, which can result…

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How to Talk to Your Parent About In-Home Care

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Talking with your parent or loved one about needing a home care solution can be a difficult conversation for both of you. For your loved one, it represents a loss of independence and a realization of declining health. For you, it can be difficult because you must now tell your parent or loved one that you need extra help caring for them. Having a conversation about the dangers of unassisted living may be hard, but it is necessary.       Few things are more stressful for a family caregiver than an aging loved one who refuses to accept the help they need….

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Keeping Loved Ones Connected- Technology Edition

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  Have you heard of the “digital divide?” It’s a gap that many older adults are suffering through these days.  For over seven months we have been social distancing, and now the safest ways to connect with our loved ones are video chat, email, and social media. Who is providing technical support for these new consumers of communications technology? In most cases, it is family members, children, and grandchildren that are helping out. Here are a few tips that will help them excel. Connect with People Online Facebook Seniors aged 65 and over are the fastest-growing demographic on Facebook, Pew Research…

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The Benefits and Effects of Music for People with Alzheimers

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an annual Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADI) movement to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month began in 2012 with World Alzheimer’s Day taking place on 21 September. This campaign encourages people to take action to combat the stigmatization and raise awareness of the disease. Music is proving to be a successful treatment for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Studies indicate that while dementia causes progressive memory loss and impairment, music memory remains. This means that melodies will sometimes be recalled even after names, faces and phrases…

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