Illness and Disease

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Advocating for your Loved Ones’ Care

As our loved ones age, the importance of being their advocate becomes increasingly significant. Whether it’s a parent, grandparent, or another cherished family member, taking on the role of an advocate can greatly enhance their quality of life, ensuring they receive the care, respect, and attention they deserve. The skilled caregivers at Gentle Shepherd Home Care are […]

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Healthy Feet Reduces Fall Risk

According to statistics, every year approximately 25% of the senior adult population experiences a fall. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury. This is because as you get older, painful foot conditions such as complications from diabetes, osteoarthritis, hammertoes, bunions, and more

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Caring for Seniors with Diabetes

Approximately 12 million Americans have diabetes, the majority aged 65 and above. Diabetes generally leads to a greater risk of early mortality, lower quality of life, isolation, and being institutionalized. Caring for seniors with diabetes can be complicated, particularly if they suffer from other diseases that also require specialized care. Below you’ll learn more about

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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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