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Tips for Caring for Your Parent’s Hands

Senior Care in Havana FL: Tips for Caring for your Parent's Hands

As a family caregiver you know how important it is to encourage your senior to wash their hands regularly. While you likely consider this a primary element of your parent’s germ control approach, it is important to understand that just basic washing is not the only way that you can protect your parent. Caring for…

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Health Issues Caused by Bed Rest

Elder Care Quincy: Health Issues Caused by Bed Rest

When an aging adult is involuntarily confined to bed, it can change the way they live their lives. It also means that family caregivers have a lot of added responsibility. Everything from hygiene and toileting to positive thinking becomes harder when a senior is bedridden. Hiring an elder care assistant is a good way to…

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Can You Do Anything About Your Mom’s Thinning Hair?

Home Care in Tallahassee FL: Thinning Hair

The American Hair Loss Association states women make up 40 percent of people with thinning hair and balding. As many associate balding as being a complaint men face, women tend to stay quiet. Balding in women leads to poor self-esteem and emotional health. Home care professionals can help improve your mom’s emotional health, but there…

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Does Stress Have an Impact on Psoriasis?

Senior Care in Quincy FL: Stress and Psoriasis

Most people who live with psoriasis have what are known as triggers. These are circumstances or influences that cause a flare up of psoriasis or that worsen the symptoms that the person might already be experiencing. One of the most common of these triggers is stress. Because the primary goal of treatment and management of…

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Has Your Parent Been Screened for Colorectal Cancer?

Home Care in Madison FL: Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancers are the second highest cause of death from cancers that happen in both women and men. The CDC’s latest statistics regarding colorectal cancer show that 139,992 people were diagnosed with the disease in 2014 and 51,651 people died. Yet, the American Cancer Society…

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Helping your Parent with Breathing Problems

Elder Care in Monticello FL: Breathing Problems

These days Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the all-in-one name for various problems associated with the lungs. Those with COPD may have emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma or a combination thereof. What they all have in common is that your parent will, eventually, have difficulty breathing. The Symptoms. COPD is a progressive lung disease that…

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