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Summer Tips for Staying Cool and Hydrated

As temperatures are on the rise, it’s important to ensure your loved one stays cool and hydrated. Here are some practical tips to help: Use Measurable Containers Tracking fluid intake can be challenging for some elders. Using water bottles and pitchers with measurement lines or motivational markers can help monitor daily water consumption. Support from […]




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June is Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month aims to raise awareness about preventable health issues and promote early detection and treatment of diseases in men and boys. Did you know that, on average, men die nearly five years earlier than women? One contributing factor is that men are often more hesitant to visit the doctor, according to menshealthmonth.org. Many […]




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How Much Is Too Much When Watching TV?

Your mother probably told you this, but you thought she was just making it up. Actually, over the past 40 years, a number of studies have shown negative health effects related to watching TV for hours each day. A recent addition to this collection of studies is research published in the Journal of the American Medical […]




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Preventing Gardening Injuries

It’s time to bring out the green thumb because gardening season is upon us. Many enjoy gardening and its numerous health benefits. However, it is important to be mindful of the stress and strain activities such as digging, planting, weeding, and raking can cause. The back, knees, neck, and shoulders can be especially vulnerable to […]




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Distinguishing Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Simple Forgetfulness

As we age, occasional forgetfulness is common and often dismissed as a normal part of the aging process. However, distinguishing between typical memory lapses and more serious cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can be challenging. We explore the differences between simple forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as key signs to watch for and […]




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Factors to Consider When Choosing Senior Care

Choosing the right senior care for yourself or a loved one is a crucial decision that requires thoughtful consideration. With various options available, including in-home care, assisted living, nursing homes, and more, it’s essential to evaluate multiple factors to ensure that the chosen senior care arrangement meets the individual’s needs, preferences, and quality-of-life goals. Here […]




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Neuropathy in Diabetics

Neuropathies are a series of conditions that cause damage to the nervous system. Two neuropathies are having an increased rate of prevalence, particularly in younger diabetics. These are autonomic neuropathy and small fiber neuropathy. It’s important to recognize the symptoms to discover them sooner. Autonomic neuropathy affects involuntary functions of the nervous system such as […]




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Home Care and the Heartwarming Spirit of Christmas

The Christmas season is a time of joy, warmth, and togetherness, and for many families, it’s a time to come together and celebrate with loved ones. However, for those who are receiving home care, the holiday season can bring unique challenges and opportunities. In this article, we will explore the significance of home care during […]




Preventing Blood Clots: A Lifesaving Guide. Picture of animated blood particles floating around.

Preventing Blood Clots: A Lifesaving Guide

Blood clots, medically known as thrombosis, can be a silent and potentially life-threatening condition. These clots can form in your arteries or veins, obstructing blood flow and causing a range of health issues, from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) to pulmonary embolism, heart attacks, and strokes. The good news is that many blood clots are preventable. […]




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November: National Home Care Month

As the chill in the air begins to intensify and leaves paint the landscape with hues of red and gold, November marks a special occasion in the United States – The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month. This is a time to honor and appreciate the […]






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