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  • Unwrapping the Truth: Is your Senior Loved One in Need of Care? The holiday season is a magical time filled with joy, warmth, and family gatherings. Often, we visit our older relatives that we don’t see throughout the year. This provides an opportunity to observe our aging loved ones in their homes and social settings, and if we pay ... Continue Reading
  • Signs of Choking in Elderly Adults According to Injury Facts, choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury death, with death rates increasing rapidly starting around age 71. This statistic naturally leads us to ask: Why do we choke more as we age? Understanding this risk is vital for those ... Continue Reading
  • Elderly Communication Barriers When spending time with your elderly loved one, do you ever feel like you are struggling to understand one another? Or maybe you find it difficult to engage them in conversation at all? There are many challenges when communicating with an elderly patient. Some elderly ... Continue Reading
  • Safety Issues for the Elderly Living Alone Many elderly parents choose to live alone for various reasons, including maintaining their independence and privacy. However, living independently as an older adult comes with its set of risks. It is essential for their children and caregivers to understand these risks and ... Continue Reading
  • Fatigue in Elderly Adults Napping is essential as we age, but it could indicate more than just natural aging in seniors. Recognizing this shift is crucial in caring for our elderly loved ones. If an older family member is abnormally tired or dependent on daytime naps, it may indicate severe fatigue ... Continue Reading
  • Kidney Cancer in Elderly Adults Kidney cancer begins when healthy cells in one or both kidneys grow out of control and form a tumor. With the National Kidney Foundation reporting about 62,000 cases each year in the U.S., this blog post focuses on what elderly patients need to know about this prevalent ... Continue Reading
  • Involuntary Chewing Motion in Elderly Adults As a caregiver for an elderly adult, especially for one with cognitive or neurological changes, you might observe them constantly chewing even if there's nothing in their mouth. This unintentional chewing motion in older adults is known as phantom chewing or geriatric ... Continue Reading
  • Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles for Elderly Adults Are you looking for a fun activity that also has numerous benefits for your mental health? Look no further than puzzles! As it turns out, cognitive puzzles are not only enjoyable, but they can also provide a host of unexpected advantages, especially for seniors. In this ... Continue Reading
  • 24 Hour Care for the Elderly In Their Own Home As individuals age, the familiarity and comfort of their own homes often become paramount in their lives. The idea of aging gracefully in the surroundings they've known for years, surrounded by cherished memories and familiar routines, is an aspiration many seniors hold ... Continue Reading
  • Complications of UTI in the Elderly As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to infections and illnesses. One such common ailment that plagues many seniors is urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs not only cause discomfort but can also lead to serious complications, such as bladder and kidney infections, ... Continue Reading
  • Why Would an Elderly Person Start Leaning to One Side? As you spend time with your elderly loved ones - especially if you are their primary caregiver - you will likely become hyper aware of every change in their bodies. One of the things you may begin to notice as you observe your loved ones is that the elderly may begin leaning ... Continue Reading
  • When Elderly Parents Won't Listen Whether they refuse to move to a safer location or if they simply won’t accept the reality of their medical ailments, it can be frustrating dealing with an aging parent who doesn’t listen. However, there are steps you can take and things you can say to make the situation ... Continue Reading
  • Lower Back Pain in Elderly Adults: A Common Pain Lower back pain is a common struggle for many elderly adults. Experiencing back pain as you age isn't unusual. But that doesn't mean you have to grin and bear it. This article will cover some of the causes of lower back pain in elderly adults and different methods and ... Continue Reading
  • The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Elderly Adults Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular for their comforting and therapeutic qualities. But did you know that they offer special benefits for elderly adults? From promoting better sleep to easing feelings of anxiety, these blankets are more than just a cozy ... Continue Reading
  • The Benefits of Working with Elderly People Embracing a career in elderly care is more than just a profession—it's a purpose. The elderly have paved the way for the world we know today, and being part of their life journey offers a profound sense of fulfillment. When you work with the elderly, every day brings a new ... Continue Reading
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