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Are Elderly Skincare Products Worth the Cost?

Caregiver in Havana FL: Taking Care of Aging Skin

Aging impacts the skin’s elasticity and volume. Intrinsic aging can’t be stopped. It occurs when collagen production slows, and skin cells take longer to naturally exfoliate. Aging decreases the production of melanin that leads to uneven pigmentation and age spots. Oil glands and hair follicles also decrease and impact the skin’s natural barrier against environmental…

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Helping Seniors Bond with Elderly Care Providers

Elderly Care in Quincy FL: Bonding with a Caregiver

Accepting help can be hard for older adults. They may not want to admit they need help because it makes them feel as though they are losing their independence. Allowing someone else to assist them can be especially hard if the person doing the helping is a stranger. Unfortunately, that can make the job of…

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Clothing That Makes It Easier for Seniors to Dress

Home Care in Perry FL: Help with Getting Dressed

Getting older can change a lot of things, including a person’s ability to do certain things for themselves, like dressing. Aged hands often don’t work as well as they once did, making it difficult to fasten the buttons, zippers, and ties on clothing. Or, a senior with mobility or balance issues might have trouble bending…

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Signs an Older Adult May Need Gallbladder Surgery

Senior Care in Crawfordville FL: Signs of Gallbladder Problems

Edward, a 74-year-old man, began having pains in his abdomen. They always went away, but they made him very uncomfortable. Sometimes he also felt nauseous and he even vomited a few times. His daughter, Ellen, knew something was terribly wrong, so she insisted that Edward see a doctor. Upon examination, the doctor determined that Edward’s…

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5 Signs of Social Isolation in an Elderly Relative

Elder Care in Perry FL: Signs of Social Isolation

Social isolation is a growing epidemic among elderly adults in the United States. For a variety of reasons, some elderly people have increasingly limited interaction with others in their community. While a career, family, hobbies, and the daily tasks of life once made them get out and about, today’s retired elderly adults with grown kids…

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Social Security Checks to Go Up in 2018, But By How Much?

Elderly Care in Havana FL: Social Security Increase and Rising Costs

In 2018, the Social Security Administration is giving seniors a slight increase. The estimated benefits for all retired workers increases from $1,377 to $1,404. For a couple, it increases from $2,294 to $2,340. While any increase is helpful, some wonder if a 2-percent raise is really enough. It may be time to take a closer…

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What You Should Know About Heart Attacks

Home Care in Monticello FL: Things to Know About Heart Attacks

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death among both men and women. Each year throughout the United States more than 610,000 people die as a result of heart disease. These statistics can be startling for you as a family caregiver, but it is important to acknowledge them so that you can learn as much…

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Could Cataract Surgery Help Seniors Live Longer?

Senior Care in Madison FL: Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a common vision problem for people over the age of 50. When a person has a cataract, the lens of their eye has become cloudy and difficult to see through. Cataracts can be treated with surgery in which the cloudy lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens. The surgery improves vision,…

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