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Why Seniors Need Companionship

Home Care in Perry FL: Why Seniors Need Companionship

Elderly adults face the greatest risk of living in isolation and dealing with chronic loneliness. Usually retirement, long-distance family, death of spouse and friends and physical limitations are the primary factors that contribute to senior loneliness. Family caregivers can only do so much to keep their elderly relatives company, but they often have their own…

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What Does Respite Really Look Like for a Caregiver?

Elder Care in Tallahassee FL: What Does Respite Really Look Like for a Caregiver?

Many caregivers are a little leery of respite time because they’re not sure what it really means. Here are some ideas. Visiting Your Own Doctor. Caregivers tend to ignore their own health and that’s a terrible idea. Respite for you might include going to your own doctor’s appointments. This might even include attending counseling sessions…

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Tips for Communicating with a Senior Living with Aphasia

Senior Care in Crawfordville FL: Tips for Communicating with a Senior Living with Aphasia

Approximately two million people throughout the United States are living with a language disorder called aphasia. This condition stems from brain damage. While it most often occurs in those who have recently experienced a stroke, it can also come from brain tumors, brain disorders, and the lingering effects of traumatic brain injuries. However it developed,…

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Health Issues That Worsen When Air Quality is Bad

Elderly Care in Monticello FL: Health Issues That Worsen When Air Quality is Bad

Air quality can impact your health. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a calculation of pollutants found in the air. The higher the AQI, the worse it is for people with certain health issues. The government uses the AQI to track carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ground-level ozone, nitrogen dioxide, particle pollution dioxide, and sulfur dioxide.…

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Why Older Adults Should Participate in Game Night

Caregiver in Madison FL: Why Older Adults Should Participate in Game Night

Looking for a way to have some fun with your aging relative that crosses generations? How about a game night? Games are an excellent way for family caregivers to connect with older adults while also providing a stimulating activity that has health benefits. And, since children usually love to play games, game nights are a…

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Six Types of Lists that Can Make Your Life Easier as a Caregiver

Home Care in Quincy FL: Using Lists to Make Caregiving Easier

You might find yourself making lists quite a bit as a caregiver, but some specific ones can make your life and your tasks as a caregiver a lot easier. Your Senior’s Medical Team. Depending on your aging family member’s overall health, she may see several different doctors or specialists. Keeping track of all of them…

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How Prepared is Your Family for an Unexpected Health Issue?

Elder Care in Quincy FL: Preparing for Unexpected Health Issues

Unexpected health issues are called “unexpected” for a reason. They’ll hit without warning and can cause incredible difficulty for the patient and his or her close friends and family. If you haven’t created a plan for what happens if an unexpected health issue arises, you need to. Take a Look at This Situation. Carl worked…

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