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Signs That You Hired the Wrong Caregiver

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Should you be concerned about your parent’s caregiver? Finding the right person to help care for your older adult can be tough. The top priorities are that they’re treated kindly and their care needs are met. But sometimes things don’t go smoothly and it’s difficult to know if there’s a […]

10 Myths about Older Adults and Falls

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Falls are NOT a normal part of aging, and most can be prevented!  Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment […]

Caregivers and Meditation: 5 Apps to improve your health and well-being

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Caregiving is a tough job and the stress can seriously affect your physical and mental health. A very effective and simple way to combat that is to meditate. Rest assured, you don’t have to be a zen master before you benefit from meditation – even a few minutes a day can make […]

Living With Your Home Care Aide

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You’ve made the decision to let an aide come into your home to assist. That was hard enough. Now you’re getting apprehensive about what to expect when the aide arrives for work. If you don’t have experience with in-home assistance, all sorts of “worst case scenarios” are whirling about in […]

Hyperthermia: Too Hot For Your Health

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During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms in the body to deal with the heat coming from […]

Alzheimer’s: Bathing, Dressing, Grooming

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At some point, people with Alzheimer’s disease will need help with bathing, grooming, and dressing. Because these are private activities, people may not want help. They may feel embarrassed about being naked in front of caregivers. They also may feel angry about not being able to care for themselves. BATHING […]

6 Ways to Get Seniors to Drink More Water

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Dehydration is a common problem for seniors Dehydration is a common and very serious condition for older adults. The best thing to do is try to prevent it from happening, but it’s much easier said than done to increase their fluid intake! To help with this sometimes frustrating mission, we rounded up creative […]

First Aid Kit for Seniors Living at Home

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First aid is an important consideration when caring for an elderly person at home. It is important to know that seniors are more vulnerable to accidents and injuries since they often lack strength, flexibility and can have brittle bones.  Also, their sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste may have declined, […]

Crime, Abuse and the Elderly

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Older people are often targets for robbery, purse snatching, pick-pocketing, car theft, or a number of scams. During a crime, an older person is more likely to be seriously hurt than someone who is younger. But, even though there are risks, don’t let the fear of crime stop you from […]

Summer Activities for Seniors and Caregivers

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Enjoying the warm summer temperatures doesn’t have to be a distant memory for elders and caregivers. Finding an interesting activity that is suitable for a senior’s abilities may take some creativity and planning, but it is well worth switching up the routine and getting out of the house. The Benefits […]