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Companion Care Enhances Quality of Life For Families

If you have a family member who needs care, your instinct may be to provide the care yourself rather than enlisting the assistance of a professional caregiver. While that’s well-intentioned, adding a professional companion to your care team can decrease your stress, save hours of work, and enhance the quality time you have with your

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Companion Care Addresses Need During COVID-19

The majority of independent, assisted, and memory care communities have established strict no visitor policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, with end-of-life compassion visitation as the rare exception, leaving many families to weigh the decision whether to bring mom or dad temporarily home. Companion care can help address these changes during the COVID-19 crisis. For an

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The Home Caregiver for Your Parents

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

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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 injury

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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”), it’s

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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 Americans who

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Skilled Caregivers Allow Seniors to Stay Home: Where the Heart Is!

What can a Caregiver do to help aging parents? There will come a day in many of our lives in which we’ll face a difficult truth: Our beloved parents don’t require round-the-clock medical care — but they’re no longer able to care for themselves safely and effectively at home. We will face a tough decision:

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Getting Older? Think Before You Drink

A Look at Seniors and Alcohol Consumption While few would promote getting drunk as a miracle cure for anything, alcohol has received some positive press in medical journals and popular media. Modest alcohol consumption may indeed offer certain health benefits, although whether those benefits outweigh the risks is still a controversial question. But if you’re

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Tips for Talking to Aging Parents About In Home Care

How to Speak with Parents About In Home Care Aging is a delicate subject, and if your parents are getting older, they may feel resistant to the idea of hiring someone to help them with in home care. However, in home care may be a good solution for any person who wants to remain in

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Using a Caregiver to Take Care of Mom and Dad

Utilizing a Caregiver Near You for Mom and Dad As mom and dad age, many patients and their families are turning to local in home caregivers. Unlike nursing homes and assisted living facilities, in home senior caregivers can offer both sterling care and a high level of independence. But not all in-home caregivers are the

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