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Keeping Home Care Clients Safe in a Pandemic

Many people ask how we are keeping home care clients safe during the Covid crisis. Most home care agencies serve the elderly population and they are the most vulnerable when it comes to Covid. Hopefully, this will put people’s minds

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Combating Loneliness in the Elderly; Donate Your Words

With all the recent increased awareness about suicide lately it is important to focus on the group of people who are actually most at risk, have the highest incidence, and the highest rate of successful suicides. Men over age 65

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Helping Seniors Cope with the Loss of Independence

A loss of independence is a fear many seniors have. When this fear is realized, there are several ways caregivers need to help. According to an AARP study conducted in 2012, 57% of seniors over age 70 do not find

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Project Lifesaver

There are over 5 million people in the US diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Dementia and that number is expected to climb to an estimated 15 million by 2030. Statistics show that 59% of all AD patients have a tendency to wander

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When Are You No Longer in Control? Determining Mental Capacity

“He can’t make his own decisions.” “She doesn’t understand what she is doing anymore.” “Don’t ask him, ask me what is going on.” These are examples of common phrases medical professionals hear from well meaning family and friends regarding a

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How to Spot Symptoms of Mental Illness in the Elderly

Normal signs of aging can mask symptoms of mental illness in the elderly. Learn about these 8 symptoms to spot mental illness among seniors. About 58% of people over age 65 think that depression is a normal part of aging.

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Technology for Seniors

Technology can be useful in helping seniors remain independent at home. More and more seniors are using devices to help them perform everyday tasks, set reminders and enjoy music or e-books. Here are some to consider: Tablets and e-readers Many

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Seniors and Pets

Pets can be a wonderful addition to anyone’s home. If a senior who has a caregiver or who needs caregiving has a pet or would like to get a pet, there are many factors that need to be considered. The

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Sleep Awareness Month: How to Improve Senior Sleep Patterns

Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can impact senior health significantly. Learn how to improve sleep patterns for seniors. An average of 71/2 to 9 hours of sleep each night is considered healthy for most adults. Seniors are often unable

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