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January 24th, 2020 Four Activities of Daily Living for You to Start Noticing

There are specific activities, called activities of daily living or ADLs, that indicate how well your elderly family member is able to keep up with the basic demands of life. For someone who is striving to be as independent as possible, having...

January 17th, 2020 Can Seniors Be Affected by Pink Eye?

We’ve all seen it, and probably even experienced it. That itchy, red, puffy eye that indicates conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye. It’s a condition most often associated with children, but one that anyone can get, even...

January 10th, 2020 3 Ways Elderly Care Improves a Senior’s Life

If your older family member is struggling to take care of themselves at home or if their life seems somehow less than it should be, there are ways to help. One thing you can do to improve their life is to hire an elderly care provider to assist...

January 3rd, 2020 Does Too Much Sleep Increase the Risk of Stroke?

You may be aware of some of the things that can increase the chances of your aging relative suffering a stroke. For example, you might know that eating too much salt and having high blood pressure makes a stroke more likely. But now, new research...

December 27th, 2019 Understanding Your Parents As They Age

As your parents get older, there are some things that you may want or need to understand. While not everyone ages in the same way, there are some common things that adult children of aging parents need to know. If you know more, you can understand...

December 20th, 2019 Holidays Are an Important Time to Be Aware of Charity Scams

How often is your phone ringing? Scammers try to find older adults as they're often easier to con. You are seeing about a dozen calls each week from unknown numbers. How many calls are your parents getting? Holidays are a key time for...

December 13th, 2019 Four Steps to Take if Your Dad Says He's Lonely

Here are a few of the important things to know about loneliness in seniors. Around 1 in 4 older men and women report they don't see people more often than once a week. More than 10 percent go as long as a month without socializing. Of those...

December 6th, 2019 4 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors This Winter

The winter months can be especially difficult and dangerous for older adults. There are additional hazards, like snow, ice, and cold that make falls and injuries more likely when the senior goes outside. That can mean they stay indoors, stuck at...

November 27th, 2019 How Do You Make Holiday Meals Appropriate for a Low-Salt Diet?

The American Heart Association estimates that close to 78 million people have high blood pressure. Only 8 out of 10 people are believed to know it. Just over half of those who know have gotten their blood pressure under control. One of the...

November 22nd, 2019 What Does it Mean to Be a Caregiver?

If you’ve recently begun taking care of an older family member, congratulations! You’ve joined an enormous group of people called caregivers. You might not quite know yet what makes you a caregiver or even what it means to be a...

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