• What is Transitional Care?

    Posted on August 14, 2017 by in Caregiving

    Transitional care covers a wide range of services that help people transition between care settings and levels of healthcare. This can include the care needed when a person comes home from the hospital or when they are being transferred between healthcare providers. But transitional care is a little more complicated than that, so let’s dive […]

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  • What NOT to Do When Hiring Home Health Care

    Posted on November 14, 2016 by in Home Care Advice

    It’s just as important to know what you should not do as it is to know what you should do when it comes to hiring help to care for your loved one at home. It can help avoid many issues in the long run. If home care is something you are considering for your loved […]

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  • Why Our Senior Years Are Our Happiest

    Posted on November 3, 2016 by in Senior Health

    It seems the senior years might truly be golden! At least that’s what a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry revealed when it discovered that older adults tend to be happier with their lives and less stressed than younger adults. The study surveyed a random sampling of 1546 people ranging in age […]

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  • Are You Helping or Enabling Your Loved One

    Posted on October 5, 2016 by in Caregiving, Senior Health

    There can often be a fine line between helping or supporting seniors and enabling them to continue behaviors that only hurt them. Sometimes, lending a hand actually makes a problem stick around, and that’s when it becomes enabling. We can’t change a problem if we are not forced to face the consequences of our actions. […]

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  • 7 Mistakes New Caregivers Make

    Posted on September 21, 2016 by in Caregiving

    When a loved one falls ill, it takes a special person to step up and take on the role of a caregiver. It’s a difficult role and most people jump in without really knowing what it entails, which makes it easy to make mistakes. That’s why it’s important to understand the most popular mistakes new […]

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  • Activity Ideas for Seniors

    Posted on September 7, 2016 by in Caregiving, Senior Health

    Maintaining a level of mental stimulation, physical activity, and social engagement is important for health and vitality, especially for seniors who can easily succumb to isolation and depression. Depending on your loved one’s state of health, he or she may not be motivated to seek out activities on their own, so it is important to […]

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    How to Know if Your Loved One is Getting Proper Nutrition

    Posted on August 31, 2016 by in Senior Health

    As we age, it can become more and more difficult to get the nutrition we need for numerous reasons, but at the same time, it is not always easy to recognize the signs of malnutrition. Seniors who don’t eat properly are at risk for greater health concerns. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the […]

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  • Pain Management Without Addiction

    Posted on August 24, 2016 by in General Health

    The fear of living or dying with pain is very real to many people. So is the fear of addiction… a common fear associated with taking pain medication. Seriously ill patients who obviously want to experience as little pain as possible are often afraid of the consequences of taking ongoing or high doses of pain-relieving […]

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  • How to Practice Medication Safety

    Posted on August 2, 2016 by in Senior Health

    Since mismanagement of medication is the most recurring reason elderly patients are readmitted to the hospital, an important aspect of caring for a family member is obviously creating an effective routine for successful medication management. Knowing how to practice medication safety is often more challenging than it sounds and requires upfront due diligence on the […]

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  • Senior Care Costs Are Rising – Home Care is the Answer

    Posted on July 26, 2016 by in Caregiving

    Senior care costs are rising and home care could be the solution. According to A Place for Mom’s National Senior Living Cost Index, there was a 2.7% increase in the West and a 4% increase in the South in annual senior living costs in the U.S. for 2015 in the areas of Independent Living, Assisted […]

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