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How to Practice Medication Safety

How to Practice Medication Safety

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

Senior Care Costs Are Rising – Home Care is the Answer

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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The Keys to Aging Well

There are actually two connotations to the concept of “aging well”… how one looks and how one feels. The absence of wrinkles and age spots doesn’t necessarily indicate the presence of good health or a decelerated rate of acquiring the common conditions associated with aging. The keys to aging well require an accumulation of wise…
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Top Health Concerns for Seniors Over 70

Top Health Concerns for Seniors Over 70

It is no secret that we’re more at risk for certain medical conditions as we age and that we should be aware of the health concerns for seniors in their 70’s. Heart attack, stroke, dementia, and chronic pain are simply more likely to occur in older individuals than in younger. In addition to these conditions,…
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Steps for When Your Loved One Comes Home From the Hospital

4 Steps for When Your Loved One Comes Home From the Hospital

Gone are the days when recovering at a hospital was the norm. Today, hospital patients, regardless of their ages, are sent home to recover and, often times, adult children become caregivers overnight. Most feel ill-equipped and overwhelmed by the responsibility. All involved must make adjustments to accommodate the needs of their parents without jeopardizing their…
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Tips for Caregivers to Help Senior With the Heat

Tips for Caregivers to Help Seniors Cope With the Heat

Summer is around the corner, and with it, the potential for health problems related to heat exposure. Nearly 400 Americans die from heat-related issues every year with the majority of them being elderly. Numerous factors contribute to an elderly individual’s inability to cope with excessive heat, and the individual doesn’t have to be outdoors in…
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Balancing Caregiving With Career and Life

Balancing Caregiving With Career and Life

The concept of “balance” infers an equal distribution of the components one is balancing, such as work with relaxation, obligations with options. Unfortunately, the individual whose obligations include both career and caregiving rarely achieve a feeling of balance during the tenure of the caregiving role. Balancing caregiving with career and life can feel like an…
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The Impact of Loneliness on Health

The Impact of Loneliness on Health

At some point during our lives, we all experience the feeling of loneliness….the feeling of being disconnected and isolated, even when we’re surrounded by other people. Even the most social among us have had these feelings. Typically, these feelings are temporary in nature, perhaps caused by situations that are having a great impact on us…
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You're Never Too Old To

You’re Never Too Old To

There exists a never-ending list of things you’re never too old to do, whether you are experiencing diminishing mental and physical capabilities or not. Let’s look at 9 of those suggestions today! You’re Never Too Old To…. You’re never too old to smell the roses. If taken literally, this might need to be removed from…
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How to Know You’re Getting the Best Caregiver

How to Know You’re Getting the Best Caregiver

Having someone come into your home and assist with personal care is a very intimate arrangement. Relying on someone else to prepare meals, run errands, or do anything you have always done for yourself sets up an unusual household dynamic that requires cooperation and understanding from both parties. It’s most basic requirement for success is…
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