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Spring Cleaning Tips To Keep Seniors Safe While Aging At Home

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Centuries ago, spring cleaning was done to remove the soot and grime that had built up from using kerosene lamps, candles and wood stoves throughout the winter. Modern technology and electricity has spared your home of sooty grime, but the tradition of spring cleaning has continued. For the elderly, spring cleaning is the perfect time to re-organize and make sure the home is safe and free from clutter that may lead to falls.…

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Helping Your Loved One Handle Home Hospice Care

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When a person you love or care about is getting home care for hospice services, you are never quite prepared for what is to come. Both you and your loved one have a great deal of adjusting to do to get used to and to be able to handle the hospice care situation. So, get to know some of the ways that you can cope with your loved one’s transition to hospice, as well as how you can help your loved one to handle the transition well.…

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Providing Adequate Senior Care: 5 Pieces of Technology to Assist Caregivers

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From getting groceries delivered to your home to finding symptoms of a certain illness, technology is an important part of your life. When you decide to start providing caregiver duties for a loved one, technology can turn into your best friend. Here are five technology tools that you and your loved one may be able to benefit from. Smartphone Applications When you’re new to taking care of someone else in addition to yourself, it can be easy to forget things.…

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4 Advantages of Assisted Living for Seniors

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If you have an aging parent who would benefit from daily assistance but is not entirely dependent, an assisted living facility may be the perfect solution. Assisted living provides several valuable services for seniors who still want to maintain their freedom and control over their daily routine. Here are four of the biggest advantages of assisted living. Housekeeping Services In many cases, housekeeping tasks like cooking, cleaning, and laundry cause unnecessary difficulty for seniors who could otherwise be completely independent.…

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Don't Let Paralysis Put You In Danger: Be On Guard Against Pressure Ulcers

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If you suffer from limited mobility and use a wheelchair, you are at high risk to develop pressure ulcers due to your body’s position. Your risk is especially high if any part of your body has a lack of sensation, so paralysis sufferers must be very careful if they want to avoid dealing with a dangerous and unpleasant sore. If you want to stay healthy, you can use a few of these prevention tips to keep pressure ulcers at bay…

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Senior Care Issues: Signs Of Depression In The Elderly

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Depression can occur at every age, even if a person has never struggled with symptoms associated with it before.  Elderly depression, in particular, can be difficult to trace because many of the signs are chalked up to old age.  Luckily, becoming informed on these senior care issues can save a loved one from suffering unnecessarily from the struggle of depression. Learn the Basics Certain elements of depression are very similar no matter how old you are.…

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3 Ways To Help Pay For Senior In-Home Care Expenses

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In-home care for your parent can be expensive, depending on how much care is needed, your location, and whether or not insurance chips in to help with the costs. Even if you do not have insurance, there are other methods you can use to cover the costs. Here are several different methods of paying those expenses.  Social Security Benefits If your parent is divorced and receiving Social Security benefits, there is a chance he or she could get an increase in payments to help cover the costs of in-home care.…

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