Health and Safety

Gentle Shepherd In Home Senior Care Colorado Springs

Indoor exercises for the cold, Winter months

The below exercises are only suggestions to stay active during the cold months, when getting outside is difficult.  Our first priority is the safety of each senior in our care and do not advise any activity that endangers their wellbeing With winter right around the corner, it’s likely your exercise routine will be impacted.  Getting outside …

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Understanding Hearing Loss, Its Effects and Your Options

Presbycusis is a term which refers to hearing loss as we age, and in fact 33% of all adults aged 65 and above have some degree of hearing loss. Seniors losing hearing shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, but the people affected don’t usually recognize that it’s happening because it occurs so gradually. Senior home …

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Home Modifications to Help You Age in Place

Approximately 90% of all seniors prefer staying in familiar surroundings in their later years.  It may be necessary to employ in-home senior care to manage tasks they cannot do on their own. This should not be surprising, since practically everyone prefers aging in their own home as opposed to going to an assisted living facility. However, …

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Identifying and Protecting Seniors From Scams

If you didn’t know senior citizen scams are a big problem in our country, you should review some of the statistics related to the subject. For example, the financial services company TrueLink estimated recently that $36.5 billion a year were earned by scam artists who targeted seniors. The AARP organization also reported recently that the average loss …

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Preparing Seniors for Virtual Health Appointments

With the COVID-19 pandemic still holding sway over most of the globe, virtual health appointments are occurring more. Telehealth and telemedicine are a natural fit for providing health care, and ideal for complying with the social distancing directive. Virtual healthcare is especially effective and useful for in-home senior care because senior living generally involves more …

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