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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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The Dirty “D” Word – Dementia

Everyone hates that word, especially if it is being used to describe yourself or a loved one. But the reality in the US is that 5% of adults over age 65 have some form of dementia. That number doubles every

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Healthcare Will Rise Above

I struggled with what subject to write about this month. With everything going on around us it seems so strange to write about anything else but the COVID19 virus. Everyone has been overwhelmed with information on this virus. So many

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COVID-19 Guidance for Seniors

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be

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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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High Blood Pressure and Sodium

According to the CDC 1 out of 3 Americans have hypertension or high blood pressure, approximately 75 million adults. Only about half of those adults have their blood pressure under control. Hypertension is often called “the silent killer” due to

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Keeping Congestive Heart Failure Under Control

Current statistics tell us 5.7 million Americans are living with heart failure. 670,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. With the aging of our Country’s population, the problem is poised to reach epidemic proportions. This will have a devastating effect on

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Isolation Among Seniors

Isolation among seniors is extremely common, especially for those who live at home rather than a senior living community. Even though this loneliness happens easily for seniors, there are many ways to reduce it or prevent it from happening altogether.

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