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New Findings in Parkinson’s Disease Research

Parkinson’s disease is a brain and body disorder that can affect some men and women at later stages in their lives. Even individuals with the best possible in home senior care in Colorado Springs may receive a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. Most individuals with elderly care needs and their families learn to adapt to this disease’s …

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder most commonly affecting adults over 40 years old. The primary indicator is difficulties with movement, caused by a loss of dopamine.  Dopamine is a naturally produced chemical in the brain responsible for smooth, coordinated bodily movements. It is produced in the area of the brain referred to as the …

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What is Palliative Care vs Hospice Care

Some people use the terms palliative care and hospice care interchangeably, but there are some distinctions between the two though both provide comfort treatment. Palliative care is typically provided to people with a serious illness, who still desire life-extending treatment or services such as Physical or Occupational Therapy. Hospice care is provided to those with …

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Trusting in Home Senior Caregivers during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for all medical providers, including those caring for seniors in Colorado Springs.  Our number one goal, as home caregivers, is to provide safe and trusted care for seniors in the comfort and safety of their own homes. The pandemic created obstacles when caring for seniors, as they are more …

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Understanding In Home Senior Care Terms

You may have heard many of the following terms before without really knowing what they mean. Below are some of the most commonly used terms associated with in home senior care in Colorado Springs. Companion Care   Sometimes seniors require assistance and companionship to succeed independently in their home. When family or friends are not available …

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