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What is Transitional Care

What is Transitional Care?

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

What NOT to Do When Hiring Home Health Care

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

Why Our Senior Years Are Our Happiest

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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Facts and Fiction of Adult Day Care

The Facts and Fiction of Adult Day Care

As with any service, not all adult day care facilities are created equal. They may differ in their mission, the depth and skill level of their staff, their atmosphere, and their reputation. The key ingredient to a successful adult day care experience is to understand the facts and fiction of adult day care and choose…
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Are You Helping or Enabling

Are You Helping or Enabling Your Loved One

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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Mistakes New Caregivers Make

7 Mistakes New Caregivers Make

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

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

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

Pain Management Without Addiction

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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Myths About Adult Day Care

Busted Myths About Adult Day Care

Adult day care gets a bum rap sometimes, but mostly because it is misunderstood. The truth is it can be one of the best choices you make for your loved one. Let’s look at some of the biggest myths about adult day care and then bust them! Myth: Adult Day Care facilities may keep seniors…
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