Health and Safety

Tips to Help Seniors Find New Hobbies

Retirement offers a unique opportunity for seniors to enrich their lives by exploring new passions, hobbies, and interests. However, in some cases, health challenges and mobility limitations can create barriers to pursuing these activities. In these situations, the experienced in-home senior care providers at Gentle Shepherd Home Care in Colorado Springs can help. Our caregivers Read More »

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Risk of Breast Cancer Increases with Age

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among females in the United States, besides non-melanoma skin cancer. Research indicates that approximately 1 in 8 females will develop breast cancer. There are several factors that impact the risk of developing breast cancer. One of these factors is age. As you age, your risk of developing Read More »

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Identifying Medicare Scams

Research shows that seniors are common targets of scammers. One of the most common ways that criminals try to get information is through Medicare scam calls. In fact, your Medicare number is often more valuable for criminals than your social security number or credit card numbers/banking information. The caregivers at Gentle Shepherd Home Care in Colorado Springs Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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Caregiver helping Senior Woman Walk

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 Read More »

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Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Since 2020, more emphasis has been placed on COVID-19 and the dangers associated with it than anything else. We’ve almost forgotten how difficult cold and flu season can be. As you age, your immune system begins to weaken for various reasons, which means individuals age 65+ are at an increased risk of developing serious complications Read More »

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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 Read More »

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