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Senior Care Options to Consider if You Live in a Small Town

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When you live in a small, remote town and have done so your entire life, the process of aging can be especially worrisome. After all, small towns have many charms, but sometimes the healthcare options can seem to be somewhat lacking. Just because you are a senior in a small town does not mean that you are devoid of care options, though. Get to know some of the senior care options that may be available to you in your small town area.

15 December 2016

3 Reasons To Consider Senior Home Care

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Home care can be a great way to have your elderly loved one taken care of and still be close to him or her. Here are a few reasons why you should consider choosing senior home care as a method of keeping up with your elderly loved one's health without ever having to abandon their side. 24-Hour Care Many senior home care services offer around the clock service to your loved one.

23 August 2016

Beyond Diet: More Causes Of Nutritional Deficiencies

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Nutritional deficiencies are commonly linked to poor diet. It is true that a poor diet may starve your body of some of the nutrients it needs, but this isn't the only cause of malnutrition. There are conditions that may lead to nutritional deficiency even if your meals contain all the nutrients. Here are five examples of such conditions: Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery is meant to spur weight loss by restricting the amount of food your stomach can hold.

3 February 2016

How to Help a Senior Who Is Resisting Care

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It can be difficult for seniors to admit that they need help to take care of their daily needs. This can make it hard for their loved ones to offer them the help they need. If you have an elderly family member who is resistant to accepting your help then there are a few strategies you can try to get them to be more open to your assistance. Show Understanding

15 July 2015

4 Questions To Ask About Elderly Abuse This Holiday Season

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The holidays are a common time to welcome elderly family members to our home for the holidays, but it is also a good time to look for potential signs of elder abuse. The unfortunate truth is that 1 in 10 elderly Americans is abused or neglected according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. Often, this mistreatment is a result of self-abuse or abuse by a family member or friend. Look for these signs to determine whether or not your loved one is safe.

13 July 2015

How To Help Your Elderly Relative Accept Their Home Health Care Aide

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Home health care is a necessary measure to take if you have an elderly relative that is living alone and is no longer able to keep him or herself safe. However, your relative might resent the fact that there is a stranger in his or her home and be angry that you are trying to take away his or her independence. If your relative rejects the home health care aide, then the aide will not be able to be nearly as effective and your relative will spend a great deal of time working against the aide, rather than trying to live a full life.

9 July 2015

A Home Health Aide Helps Make Your Recovery from Back Surgery Easier

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Back surgery requires a very extensive recovery period. If you do not have many friends or family members in the area where you live, it can be hard to get the support you need during your recovery period. A great option available to you is to hire a home health aide to give you help when you need it. The following guide walks you through a few reasons why a home health aide can serve as a great help during your recovery period.

6 July 2015

Flying With Medical Equipment: Tips To Get Through Screening

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When you require medical equipment to help treat a medical condition, you can face some special challenges when traveling. It is possible for the equipment to set off metal detectors and lead to a delay in getting through security checkpoints. If you are planning to travel by airplane in the future, you need to prepare ahead of time for the possibility that your equipment trips the metal detector.  What Type of Equipment Can Trigger an Alert?

2 July 2015

Back To Work: 5 Jobs Senior Citizens May Want To Consider After Retirement

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A recent survey suggests that roughly 60 percent of age 60-plus retirees look for a new form of employment once they leave their current company. This is proof that older Americans and senior citizens do not simply look to quit the workforce altogether once they reach retirement age. In fact, many seniors likely want to find something new and less-demanding that they can fully enjoy rather than staying in a dead-end job that they hate.

30 June 2015

Three Ways To Say "Thanks" To A Health Aide For Looking After Your Parent

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It's a load off your shoulders to know that your elderly parent is receiving top-notch care from a home health aide. And, while you might not be around enough to thank the person for providing such dedicated care day after day, you can show your appreciation in different ways. Many home health care agencies allow their employees to accept tips and gifts from families, and doing so allows you to show just how much you're thankful for the care your family member is receiving.

29 June 2015