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Fall Prevention Awareness

Unfortunately, a lot of families call us because their loved one fell and needs help recouping. Falls are the leading cause of injury in adults over the age of 65, and can result in hip fractures, lacerations, and even more serious injuries to the head, which can be fatal. One out of three older adults fall each year, with 24% of those who fall sustaining serious injuries and 6% sustaining fractures. The number of falls is expected to increase yearly, costing the US health care system more than $54.9 billion by 2020. The risk of falling increases with the following risk factors:...

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Staying Cool for the Summer

Staying cool during the summer months is crucial for senior citizens because seniors are more prone to dehydration, their body can struggle to adjust to heat in old age, and medical prescriptions can further affect the body’s ability to control temperature. However, that doesn’t mean seniors should go into air-conditioned isolation throughout the summer – just adjust their habits! Seniors can follow these simple tips to stay cool and safe during these hot months:...

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Spring Break Traveling in your Golden Years

With the upcoming Spring Break, some seniors may be nervous to embark to a new destination. However, aging doesn’t mean becoming stationary for the rest of your life. In fact, once you’ve retired, it’s your time to get out and see the world. Whether it’s a domestic trip visiting family or an adventure to check off that international bucket list destination, we wanted to provide some tips to have a safe, healthy, and enjoyable vacation in your senior years. ...

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When to Bring in Home Health vs. Home Care

Often times, we receive calls for families looking for medical assistance. As a non-medical agency, we often need to refer them to a home health agency. But, what is the difference between home health and home care agency? Home care and home health are distinct types of care, which are both provided in a home setting and can significantly benefit an individual’s quality of life. However, it is important to note the differences in these types of care in order to decide which best matches you or your loved one’s needs....

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Beware of Senior Targeted Scams

Scams towards anyone are horrible, but are especially horrendous when targeting vulnerable and aging seniors. To seniors living on a fixed budget, every penny counts, so it is important we help make everyone aware of the possible scams out there targeting seniors. ...

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Bringing Joy to Seniors During the Holidays

Joy to the World, the holiday season is here! Time to break out the decorations, ugly sweaters, string lights, and eggnog. The holidays are an exciting time of year to spend quality time with family, friends and cherish what truly matters. However, sometimes we can become so wrapped up in the holiday frenzy of gift giving and feasting that we may overlook what truly matters— family, but more specifically, the seniors in our lives....

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Hello Beautiful Fall (and all of it's amazing health benefits)

Say goodbye to summer heat and hello to cooler weather with a side of pumpkin everything. With fall here, it has never been a more perfect opportunity to take advantage of the cooling weather and the related health benefits. For some fall means leggings and boots season, but it is important to see past the pumpkin spice lattes and learn about some of the unknown health benefits as well… Did you know that fall foods and spices bring a ton of health benefits? ...

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Celebrate Labor Day with Healthy Options

So long, summer...(Cue depressing music), Hello, fall! With Labor Day this weekend, we know this means a lot of family get-togethers and delicious food. Many of us have dietary restrictions so we understand these celebrations can be a challenge to find filling and satisfying dishes that meet your dietary needs. From gluten free to vegan, we have you covered with a variety of main courses, side dishes, and desserts that everyone can enjoy! Bunless Burger Bites Not only are these fun to say but they’re extremely easy for anyone tight on time! ...

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What's the difference between Alzheimer’s & Dementia?

The terms ‘Alzheimer’s disease’ and ‘dementia’ are often used interchangeably, as many people mistakenly believe that they are the same thing. However, although symptoms of the two conditions often overlap, they are two distinct diagnoses and medical terms. Distinguishing the difference between the two is important for the management and treatment of each set of symptoms. ...

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Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite. But, really, let’s talk about them. Bedbugs are small, easily seen bugs, that feed on human blood and are very common around the world. Fun fact, bedbugs acquired their name because of their preferred homes as sofas, bed mattresses, and other soft furnishings. Bedbugs are not harmful to seniors but could lead to extreme itchiness and create tremendous discomfort. Scratching bed bug bites can lead to irritation and severe infection. It is very important to be aware as a loved one or caregiver of the signs of bedbugs. ...

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