Category: Senior Health

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Companion Care

What is Companion Care?

We get this question all the time: What is companion care? It’s a simple concept, but until you understand what it is, it can sound foreign. Companion care is provided in the home by a caregiver whose main role is to provide companionship for the client. The time spent together can include some personal care…
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5 Reasons to Use In-Home Health Miles

5 Reasons to Use In-Home Health Care

There are so many reasons for using home care services, but there are some that stand out above the rest. Here are the top 5 reasons to use in-home health care services for your loved one: Home Comfort – In-home health care allows the patient/client to remain in their home while being cared for. Home…
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What is Personal Care?

If you’ve looked into home health care at all, you have probably seen the phrase personal care floating around, but you might be wondering, “what is personal care anyway?” Actually, it’s pretty much what it sounds like. Personal care is anything that helps the patient handle personal care tasks. This includes everyday activities that most…
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What is Accompaniment Transportation?

Accompaniment transportation may sound like a mouthful, but its name is a great description of what it is. This type of transportation is the perfect solution for loved ones who need or want to be accompanied when away from the home. It ensures they won’t be confined to their house, that there will be a…
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How to Avoid Being Readmitted to the

How to Avoid Being Readmitted to the Hospital

It’s not uncommon for people who have been discharged from the hospital to end up being readmitted a couple weeks later. While this is common, in most cases, it is avoidable. You are the key to your health, so you need to take an active role in your recovery. Here are our best tips for…
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Tips to Help Seniors Beat the

10 Tips to Help Seniors Beat the Heat

It’s heating up now that summer is almost here. As the heat rises, so does the risk of heat stroke, especially for the elderly. As we get older, our bodies begin to lose their ability to regulate body temperature, causing seniors to overheat without realizing it. They may feel cold even at times when heat…
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10 Tips for Tracking Multiple Medications

If you are juggling multiple medications and/or supplements for yourself or a loved one, you are not alone. This is especially true as we age, because people over age 65: Often take several prescription medications each day. Often take several over-the-counter drugs each day. Often take several supplements each day. Are typically managing one or…
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Nutrition for

Nutrition for Arthritis

Arthritis is caused by inflammation, therefore an anti-inflammatory diet can help reduce the inflammation and the pain associated with arthritis. Any time you see the suffix “itis” you can associate it with inflammation since “itis” means inflammation. The parts of the body that are affected by arthritis are the places where bones join, such as…
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The Most Important Nutrients for

The Most Important Nutrients for Dementia

Poor nutrition has been proven to increase the symptoms of dementia as well as the need for hospitalization or institutionalization. On the other hand, with proper nutrition, it is possible to ease the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (plus it’s a good way to prevent getting dementia altogether). The Most Important Nutrients for Dementia:…
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How to Ensure People With Dementia Eat Enough

How to Ensure People With Dementia Eat Enough

The issue of poor nutrition often becomes worse when someone has developed dementia and knowing how to ensure people with dementia eat enough can prove difficult. This is because normal tasks like eating can become overwhelming, and they may experience a loss of appetite, forget to eat, have difficulty using utensils, or have difficulty chewing…
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