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The Angel in Need of a Heart

For nearly a decade, single mom and companion caregiver Shemere Perry has tended to others, many among whose body's last breaths were imminent. Beyond compassion, it takes a specific form of courage to remain at the bedside of the dying. Shemere knows this walk toward the finality of life intimately. She, too, is at risk ...read more

October 23rd, 2019|Caregivers, Personal Care, Senior Care|

Prepare Your Loved One Before Disaster Strikes

  In later summer 2019, Hurricane Dorian’s landfall in the Bahamas tragically punctuated how important it is for families to have items and procedures in place for the unexpected. More than 2,500 people were reported missing and at least 50 were confirmed dead. Taking extra care to prepare the most vulnerable among us – loved ...read more

September 30th, 2019|safety, Senior Care|

Caregiver, Here’s How to Properly Care for Your Parents (And Yourself)

There are currently around 43.5 million caregivers providing unpaid care across the United States. Of these, approximately 34.2 million are caring for an adult age 50 or older. If you are currently the primary caregiver for your mom, dad, or both parents, you know how emotionally and physically exhausting this role can be. Although the ...read more

July 31st, 2019|Senior Care|

Respite Care Atlanta: How to Plan a Break for the Caregiver

A Look at Respite Care in Atlanta for Mom and Dad When you're caring for a loved one, there's a good chance you may get emotionally taxed or drained. After all, a lot falls on your shoulders as the primary elderly caregiver, responsible for giving baths, changing sheets, feeding and much more. Studies show ...read more

May 27th, 2019|Senior Care|

Lower Risks of Illness and Injury with In Home Care for Mom and Dad

Getting Care for Mom and Dad When You Can't Be There Can Lower Risks of Illness As your parents get older, their risks of illness and injury increase. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the 10 leading causes of death among people 65 and older include: Heart disease Unintentional ...read more

March 28th, 2019|Senior Care|

Parkinson’s Disease: Detecting Warning Signs

Warning Signs for Parkinson's Disease With advanced age comes increasing risks of developing myriad health issues, including arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. Seniors are also at increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease. Because the individual symptoms of Parkinson's disease can mimic other health conditions (and are often brushed aside as "just old age"), ...read more

March 1st, 2019|Senior Care|

Understanding Bronchitis and the Risks for Seniors

What Seniors Need to Know about Bronchitis Chances are that you will be subject to bronchitis at some point in your life, especially in your senior years, as your immunity system weakens. Bronchitis might be an inconvenient "chest cold" that you can shake off in a few days, or it could be a more ...read more

February 8th, 2019|Senior Care|

Opioid Risks for Seniors

Preventing Opioid Abuse in Seniors The latest research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that about 1.7 million Americans misuse or are addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers. Nearly 30 percent of patients that get prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse the medication. These statistics include a growing number of older ...read more

February 8th, 2019|Senior Care|

Preparing for Medicare Changes in 2019

How Will 2019 Medicare Changes Affect You? Seniors have good news coming for 2019. Medicare benefits are improving in a number of significant ways. This program, which is the backbone of healthcare for those 65 and older as well as those with certain disabilities, already has a high level of public satisfaction and promises to ...read more

November 26th, 2018|Senior Care|

8 Myths About Healthcare Costs for Seniors

The Truth About Elderly Healthcare Costs Healthcare expenses can be exorbitant for seniors, but few people realize the exact costs that are necessary to properly care for their aging loved ones. As a matter of fact, healthcare will most likely be the largest expense for seniors after retirement. If caregivers use an agency like Angel ...read more

November 19th, 2018|Senior Care|

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