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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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Wheelchair Safety Tips for Seniors

Wheelchair safety tips for seniors.  When a loved one must rely on a wheelchair for mobility, it can be difficult to get used to.  Not all wheelchairs are the same, so you need to ensure you are purchasing the right type of wheelchair for your loved one.  Below are some tips on wheelchair safety.  Wheelchair safety tips  Good fit: A wheelchair…

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Gift Ideas for Seniors with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

Gift ideas for seniors with Dementia or Alzheimer’s.  With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be trying to figure out what to buy for your loved one who is suffering from memory loss.   Finding a gift for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be difficult.  Choosing gifts for dementia patients or gifts for Alzheimer’s patients is…

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Questions to Ask to Find the Best Home Care Agency

Questions to ask to find the best home care agency. You cannot take for granted that all home care agencies operate the same.  Meaning that they are fully screening the caregivers that they send into your loved one’s home.  Also, that they are providing quality care to your loved one.    Questions You Should Ask to Screen Home Care Agencies  Does…

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Keeping Seniors Connected to Family During the Coronavirus

Keeping seniors connected to family during the coronavirus is extremely important during this time.  During this time of social distancing and the Center for Disease Control recommending seniors 60 and older stay home due to the higher risk of complications due to the coronavirus in older people, seniors can really feel isolated, lonely, or fall into a depression.  This is why it is…

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Thanksgiving Dishes for Seniors with Diet Restrictions

Thanksgiving dishes for seniors with diet restrictions.  Thanksgiving is a time for family to get together.  A Thanksgiving tradition is to enjoy dinner together with some dishes being staples for the holiday.  What if a loved one has heart disease, diabetes, celiac disease, or some other health issue?  This doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy eating some of the traditional…

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Basic Tech Tips for Seniors

Basic tech tips for seniors.  Technology can be very helpful in the daily lives of seniors, but it is consistently evolving and can be a bit intimidating.  It is important to help older adults understand and stay up to date with all of the new technology, so they can keep up with their families.  Basic Tips to Help Seniors Be Tech Savvy:  Change…

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Transitioning Home After Being in the Hospital

Transitioning home after being in the hospital.  The transition from the hospital to home is a critical time for seniors in how they will fully recover.  Seniors can experience complications once home from the hospital, which may end them back into the hospital.  Plus there will probably be new medications that they need to take, eating a healthy well-balanced diet…

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Ways for Seniors to Stay Healthy

Ways for seniors to stay healthy.  For seniors, it can be difficult for the body to battle an illness and the recovery time, from an illness like the flu, can be drastically longer.  As you age, your immune system becomes weaker. Immune System and Seniors The immune system is your  protection against substances like bacteria and viruses. The immune system…

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