Health and Safety

Sharing Caregiving Responsibilities

Caring for an elderly parent can be rewarding and exhausting at the same time and, when you add a chronic illness, the situation becomes even more complicated. Sharing caregiving responsibilities with siblings can help make things easier- but can also be frustrating and cause the relationship to become strained if you’re not careful. If you …

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Signs of Declining Function in Seniors

Signs of Functional Decline in Seniors Medical experts define functional decline as a reduced ability to conduct self-care activities of daily living due to a decrease in cognitive and/or physical functioning. This often starts slowly in your 40s and 50s and then picks up speed in your 60s. Unfortunately, since it is so gradual, it often goes …

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8 Activities for Visually Impaired Seniors

According to the United States CDC, approximately 12 million people over the age of 40 are visually impaired. This includes 3 million with corrected and 8 million with uncorrected impairment. Visual impairment can cause seniors to feel secluded and excluded from society. Therefore, it’s important to choose activities that encourage them to be part of the …

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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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