What is the Difference Between Medical and Non-Medical In-Home Care?

When it comes to aging in place, there are a variety of resources available to provide support for seniors. However, many people are unsure about differences between services, especially when it comes to medical and non-medical in-home care. Both provide support in the home, but they serve different purposes. Medical Home Care This type of … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Medical and Non-Medical In-Home Care?

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New Year’s Resolutions for Clients and Caregivers

As a new year begins, it is a time for clients and caregivers alike to reflect on the past year and set themselves up for greater success in the months ahead. One major task is re-evaluating healthcare needs and ensuring that the right services and supports are in place. Here are a few tips to … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for Clients and Caregivers

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5 Common Infections in Older Adults

With the aging, the immune system naturally weakens and it becomes harder to fight off infections. Combine this with underlying medical conditions, and the fight becomes even more difficult. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, “Infectious diseases account for one-third of all deaths in people 65 years and older.” That is why infection … Continue reading 5 Common Infections in Older Adults

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Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. There is no way to predict how quickly or slowly the disease will progress or exactly how it will affect someone’s cognitive abilities. There is no way to prevent Alzheimer’s, and there is currently no cure, so one of the best things you can … Continue reading Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

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What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is an umbrella term that encompasses several progressive lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In 2018, nearly 15.7 million Americans were living with COPD, but there are millions more who have gone undiagnosed. It commonly affects individuals aged 65 and older and can negatively impact quality of … Continue reading What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

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Breast Cancer and Seniors: What You Need to Know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while a lot of attention is given to the importance of early detection and women getting mammograms beginning at age 40, there is less emphasis on older adults. In reality, this population is at increased risk and should continue to be vigilant about breast health. According to the … Continue reading Breast Cancer and Seniors: What You Need to Know

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Move to the Music: How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging

Music can be a very powerful tool that conjures up a lot of memories. Long after you’ve forgotten the details of an event, hearing a familiar song can bring you right back. Lyrics stick in your mind longer than facts and figures, and you may find yourself singing along to a song you haven’t heard … Continue reading Move to the Music: How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging

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Summer Safety Tips for Spending Time Outdoors

Fresh air and sunshine can be rejuvenating for the body and mind, but seniors should take caution when spending time outdoors, especially during hot days. High temperatures can increase risk of health problems such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. However, with proper precautions in place, aging adults can enjoy time outside with family and … Continue reading Summer Safety Tips for Spending Time Outdoors

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Making In-Home Care More Affordable

Many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. It is comfortable and familiar. It is filled with memories. They may have already paid off their mortgage. But as they get older, living alone can become more challenging and unsafe. Sometimes families recognize these issues first but are hesitant to … Continue reading Making In-Home Care More Affordable

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Independence Day: 4 Ways to Help your Aging Parent Maintain Their Independence

One of the joys of being an adult is having the freedom to do as you please. Many seniors prefer to age in place in order to maintain as much of their independence as possible. But with aging, some tasks can become more difficult. You may worry about your aging parent’s safety in certain scenarios. … Continue reading Independence Day: 4 Ways to Help your Aging Parent Maintain Their Independence

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