Not Just Physical: Recognizing Different Types of Elder Abuse

Many seniors rely on family members, friends, or caregivers to assist and support them as they age. They may need help with mobility, running errands, preparing meals, scheduling appointments, or any number of other tasks to allow them to age in place more safely and independently. Unfortunately, sometimes seniors are taken advantage of or mistreated. … Continue reading Not Just Physical: Recognizing Different Types of Elder Abuse

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Flu vs. COVID-19: What’s the Difference?

For years, October through May has been known as flu season, because that is the time of year when cases are the highest. But this year, another disease is out in full force as well: COVID-19. While there are some similarities between these two viruses, there are also some notable differences. Seniors may be at … Continue reading Flu vs. COVID-19: What’s the Difference?

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Holidays and the In-Home Caregiver: Taking Proper Precautions

The holidays are fast approaching, but the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on. In an effort to keep everyone safer, including vulnerable populations such as seniors and those with underlying health conditions, it is recommended that large gatherings be avoided. Even small gatherings are encouraged to be limited to only individuals who have been quarantining … Continue reading Holidays and the In-Home Caregiver: Taking Proper Precautions

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Why Getting an Annual Flu Shot is Essential for Senior Health

Flu season is in full swing, but if you haven’t already gotten your flu shot, it’s not too late. You can still get one now to help protect you during the coming months. According to the CDC, “People 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from the flu compared with … Continue reading Why Getting an Annual Flu Shot is Essential for Senior Health

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Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

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Caring for aging parents can be a rewarding yet time-consuming and stressful job. You want to ensure that they are receiving the best care possible, they are safe, and their needs are met, yet you must still balance your own life, family, career, and needs at the same time. There are only so many hours … Continue reading Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

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