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Remedies for Arthritis

Ways to Manage Arthritis

Arthritis is defined as a group of conditions that cause joint inflammation and pain. Many seniors battle with the effects of having arthritis.  Dealing with arthritis and the pain it brings, can cause them to struggle with their daily activities. In addition, throbbing, stiff joints can create a situation where the person stops doing things they enjoy and moving around…

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Depression and Seniors: What To Know

Depression and seniors, what you need to know.  As seniors age, their life as they once knew it changes.  Whether it is retiring from a job and now they do not have the social interaction that they are used to or losing a loved one to a medical condition, these changes can be devastating.  Especially these days, with COVID, more…

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What is Long Term Care Insurance?

What is long term care insurance and what is it used for?  When many people relate long term care insurance with nursing homes.  It is true that long term care insurance can be used to offset the cost when residing in a nursing home, but people don’t realize that it can be used for other care situations. In addition, it…

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What is Live-In Care for Seniors?

Live-in care for seniors means having a qualified, experienced caregiver at your loved one’s home at all times to care for them and ensure their safety.  This is a great option when your loved one can no longer live by themselves, but does not want to leave their home of many years.  Why Would an Elderly Loved One Need Live-In…

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The Benefits of Caring for the Elderly at Home

Is a family member struggling with dementia or is your senior loved one’s health declining?   When a loved one begins to have issues with everyday living activities, the family can be at a lost of what to do or become confused about who will care for their aging loved one.  This can cause family members to feel like they do…

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GPS Devices for Wandering Seniors with Dementia

GPS Devices for Wandering Seniors with Dementia are a great way to keep your loved one safe.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Six in 10 people with dementia will wander. This can be very dangerous because a person living with Alzheimer’s may not know their name, where they live, or phone number.  Seniors with dementia/Alzheimer’s can become confused even in…

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How to Give a Bed Bath

How to give a bed bath. When your loved one is bedridden, a bed bath will need to be given.  Giving a bed bath will keep the skin healthy and prevent infections; this is also a good time to check the skin for bed sores or any rashes. Daily baths are not recommended for those with frail skin, give a…

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How to Care for a Bedridden Senior at Home

How to care for a bedridden senior at home.  If you have a loved one at home who is bedridden, they will need assistance with their care.  When an elder is bedridden it makes it challenging for them to take care of their daily needs, like personal hygiene and eating.  In addition to assisting with their activities of daily living,…

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Aromatherapy and Dementia

Aromatherapy and Dementia, there is a connection.  Aromatherapy isn’t just good for reducing anxiety, but it is also effective at easing certain symptoms of dementia/Alzheimer’s.    What is aromatherapy?  Aromatherapy is an ancient practice in which essential oils from plants, herbs, flowers, and trees are used to improve the mental, spiritual, and physical well-being of patients. Essential oils are used by…

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How Safe is the Outside of Your Loved One’s Home?

How safe is the outside of your loved one’s home?  This is a good time of year to check the safety of outside your loved one’s house. The exterior of the home is just as important as the inside when it comes to keeping your loved one in a safe environment plus free from slips and falls.  Walking around the outside…

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