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Four Signs That You Need A Break

Four Signs That You Need A Break

Taking care of an ill or elderly relative can place an additional toll on our already busy lives. As a caretaker, it is also important that you remain in good physical and mental health- which means taking breaks. Here are four red flags that you should not ignore: Becoming Forgetful: It’s normal to forget something once in a while, but if your memory is getting worse and you seem to be forgetting everything, it may be a sign that you…

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5 Tips For New Care Takers

5 Tips For New Care Takers

Taking care of a relative who is suffering from a degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia is an honorable venture. However, if you are new at taking care of an adult, here are a few things that can help ease the transition: Write Things Down: A medical diagnosis can be overwhelming under the best of circumstances and educating yourself about the condition is always the first step. Unfortunately, many individuals assume that they can remember everything that they are…

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Implications Of Age In Care And Physiology

Implications Of Age In Care And Physiology

Human beings age throughout their lifetime. However, around age 60 if you are going by the US Census or 65 if you are going by Medicare guidelines, people are officially considered seniors. While the later years of life are often referred to as ‘the Golden Years’, the experience is very different for individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s. Never the less, many Alzheimer’s sufferers still fall into the senior citizen category, which means that their body continues to undergo physical changes….

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Choosing The Right Home Care Provider

Choosing The Right Home Care Provider

If you have a loved one who is starting to need assistance with daily activities, it may be time to seek out a home care provider. However, because the health and well-being of your loved one are at stake, how can you be sure that you’re getting the best care? Today we’re going to look at the different elements of home care so that you can be sure that your loved one’s needs are taken care of the right way….

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When Is Home Care Necessary?

When Is Home Care Necessary?

We want our loved ones to stay happy and healthy, but as they age, independence can become more and more of a struggle. When our loved ones are having a hard time keeping up, it can be time to seek assistance for them. Home care is an excellent way to provide the care and attention your loved one needs, but approaching the subject can be a little challenging. How can you be sure that he or she requires this kind…

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An Overview Of In-Home Senior Care

An Overview Of In-Home Senior Care

Many times, when someone thinks about acquiring a helping hand for their loved ones, they feel guilty. The truth is, in-home senior care professionals are trained in a wide variety of practices. It’s not just about bedpans and basic tasks—there’s a lot to it. We’ve put together an overview of what in-home senior care means to us below. Medical Reminders and Transportation If you’re unable to drive your loved one to and from frequent appointments due to conflicting schedules or…

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When To Call In-Home Healthcare Professionals

When To Call In-Home Healthcare Professionals

There’s no more difficult time than when someone you love starts requiring home healthcare. Whether they’ve endured injuries or they’re coming down with the early stages of Alzheimer’s, it’s a tricky spot in life, and it begins to weigh on the life you’ve made for yourself. If you’re going to consider home health care as an option and want to call in the professionals, ask yourself a few questions first to see if that’s the stage you’re at. Is my…

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Celebrate This Christmas With Senior Family Members

Celebrate This Christmas With Senior Family Members

Do you stay far away from your senior parents? If yes, then make it a point to celebrate this year’s Christmas and New Year with them. There is no better thing you can give them than being with them this holiday season. You may be tempted to visit some foreign countries or tourist destinations with your friends or colleagues during this holiday season. But there are many other occasions you can do that. Christmas and New Year are traditional holidays,…

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Travel Tips For Seniors For The Holidays

Travel Tips For Seniors For The Holidays

While traveling, elder people often face more stress and fatigue than they can handle. Come holiday season, lots of seniors set out to be with friends and family. Holiday travel can be exhausting, considering that is when the most people make long-distance trips. Whether you are traveling with them or not, you can do a few things to make sure they stay comfortable during the trip. Consult a Physician The best time for your elder to visit the physician is…

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Safety And Comfort Influence People’s Selection Of Senior Care Homes

Safety And Comfort Influence People’s Selection Of Senior Care Homes

In the past, people weren’t too picky about senior care homes. They would choose an elder care facility based on single criteria – the location. People would rather choose the nearest elder care home than a high standard facility at a distant place. Today, the picture is quite different. There are several senior care homes out there and people are careful while choosing one for their elder. They always ensue that the senior home care facility gives priority to factors…

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