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How Can Your Siblings Get Involved in Your Parent’s Care?

Elderly Care in Tallahassee FL: Getting Siblings Involved

When you made the decision to take on the role of being a family caregiver for your elderly parent, you likely believed that you could take on all of their needs yourself and handle them efficiently and effectively. It is important to keep in mind, however, that most people are not able to handle such…

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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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Is It Time for Your Parent to Stop Driving?

Elder Care in Tallahassee FL: Driving Safety

Driving is something that most people look forward to tremendously as they go from childhood to adulthood. This is a symbol of freedom and autonomy, and a way for them to live the lifestyle that they desire. Unfortunately, as people age, their ability to drive safely diminishes. Experts estimate that seniors who continue to drive…

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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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Signs that Your Senior Might be Struggling with Mobility Issues

Caregiver in Crawfordville FL: Signs of Mobility Issues

Most people who find themselves in the position of becoming a family caregiver for their elderly loved one do so because of specific challenges and limitations that their parent is facing. These are challenges that make it more difficult or even dangerous for their parent to handle the needs of their daily life without assistance.…

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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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How to Help Your Elderly Loved One Avoid Identity Theft

Elderly Care in Crawfordville FL: Avoiding Identity Theft

Identity theft might seem like something of a “scare tactic”; a threat to keep people from giving their personal information out to strangers. You might not know, though, that this threat is actually very real, and that the elderly are a prime target for identity thieves. There are many ways for an elderly person to…

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