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  • Has Radon Impacted Your Mom's Health? Tips to Help Her With Daily Routines Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is found in some homes and not others. It affects air and water quality and is a leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It's estimated that exposure to just 4 pCi/L of radon is around the equivalent exposure to 35 times the ... Continue Reading
  • What Types of Help Will Your Senior with Cancer Need? It can be stressful taking care of an elderly loved one who has cancer. This is especially true if you are trying to do it on your own. Perhaps, you have already noticed that it would be easier if you had an extra pair of hands. Did you know that home care providers can ... Continue Reading

Caregivers

  • How to Help Your Elderly Loved One Get the Best Sleep As your loved one ages, they are likely to experience some sleep issues. Your elderly loved one might sleep fewer hours, go to sleep earlier than they used to, not be able to fall asleep well, or experience other sleep issues. It is important to know that many senior ... Continue Reading
  • Four Things to Try When You Hate Exercising Lots of people hate to exercise, but if you’re a caregiver, exercise needs to become a bigger part of your life. It helps with stress relief, it helps you to be physically stronger, and it helps you to be as healthy as you can for your senior. Whenever You Have a Spare ... Continue Reading

Caregiving

  • What Types of Help Will Your Senior with Cancer Need? It can be stressful taking care of an elderly loved one who has cancer. This is especially true if you are trying to do it on your own. Perhaps, you have already noticed that it would be easier if you had an extra pair of hands. Did you know that home care providers can ... Continue Reading

Dementia Care

  • Are You Sure it’s Dementia? Dementia is a scary topic for seniors and for family caregivers. If your elderly family member is worried that she might be dealing with dementia, it’s important to get a diagnosis right away. Research and treatments have come a long way and your senior’s situation may not ... Continue Reading

Diabetes

  • What Every Senior Should Know: Preventing Vision Loss due to Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetes is more widespread than most people realize. The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans have diabetes – and about a quarter of them don’t even know it. About 1 in 5 people first learn that they have diabetes during an eye exam. Eye ... Continue Reading

Elderly Care

  • Are You Sure it’s Dementia? Dementia is a scary topic for seniors and for family caregivers. If your elderly family member is worried that she might be dealing with dementia, it’s important to get a diagnosis right away. Research and treatments have come a long way and your senior’s situation may not ... Continue Reading
  • What Might Make DVT More Likely for Your Senior? DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, is a clotting condition that particularly affects the veins that are deeper in your senior’s body. Typically, these types of clots form in your senior’s legs, but they can form elsewhere in her body. Your senior may have more risk factors for ... Continue Reading
  • What Every Senior Should Know: Preventing Vision Loss due to Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetes is more widespread than most people realize. The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans have diabetes – and about a quarter of them don’t even know it. About 1 in 5 people first learn that they have diabetes during an eye exam. Eye ... Continue Reading
  • Four Tips to Help Your Senior Keep Eating Your senior might slow down on eating for a variety of reasons, but that may not be what she needs. Eating the right foods in the right combinations is really important for her, so there are some situations you might need to look more closely at to make sure all is well. ... Continue Reading

Health & Wellness

  • Managing Incontinence When Your Senior Has Dementia It’s difficult dealing with something like incontinence, but when you factor in other health issues, like dementia, everything gets that much more difficult to manage. Depending on the severity of your senior’s dementia, you both may be getting frustrated with the things you ... Continue Reading

Home Care

  • Has Radon Impacted Your Mom's Health? Tips to Help Her With Daily Routines Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is found in some homes and not others. It affects air and water quality and is a leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It's estimated that exposure to just 4 pCi/L of radon is around the equivalent exposure to 35 times the ... Continue Reading
  • Are You Sure it’s Dementia? Dementia is a scary topic for seniors and for family caregivers. If your elderly family member is worried that she might be dealing with dementia, it’s important to get a diagnosis right away. Research and treatments have come a long way and your senior’s situation may not ... Continue Reading
  • What Are the Best Home Care Services for a Parent Who Needs Dialysis? Chronic kidney disease affects about 14 percent of the U.S. population. It's often a result of high blood pressure or unmanaged diabetes. In the early stages, there may not be any warning signs. If your mom or dad has kidney disease, hemodialysis treatments remove waste ... Continue Reading
  • What Might Make DVT More Likely for Your Senior? DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, is a clotting condition that particularly affects the veins that are deeper in your senior’s body. Typically, these types of clots form in your senior’s legs, but they can form elsewhere in her body. Your senior may have more risk factors for ... Continue Reading

Kidneys

  • What Are the Best Home Care Services for a Parent Who Needs Dialysis? Chronic kidney disease affects about 14 percent of the U.S. population. It's often a result of high blood pressure or unmanaged diabetes. In the early stages, there may not be any warning signs. If your mom or dad has kidney disease, hemodialysis treatments remove waste ... Continue Reading

Lung Cancer

  • Has Radon Impacted Your Mom's Health? Tips to Help Her With Daily Routines Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is found in some homes and not others. It affects air and water quality and is a leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It's estimated that exposure to just 4 pCi/L of radon is around the equivalent exposure to 35 times the ... Continue Reading

Men's Health

  • Managing Incontinence When Your Senior Has Dementia It’s difficult dealing with something like incontinence, but when you factor in other health issues, like dementia, everything gets that much more difficult to manage. Depending on the severity of your senior’s dementia, you both may be getting frustrated with the things you ... Continue Reading

Senior Care

  • Why Should Your Senior Take a Senior Driving Course? Safe driving courses are always a good idea for drivers, but there are ones designed specifically for aging adults to brush up their driving skills. Your senior can benefit in some really big ways from taking one of these classes, but she might be reluctant to commit to ... Continue Reading
  • Is There Anything You Can Do to Avoid a Big Health Issue for Your Senior? No matter what health issues your senior is facing, there might be a possibility that she’s at risk of experiencing bigger problems. That can be really frightening for both of you and you might think there’s nothing you can do to avoid those worst-case scenarios. But there ... Continue Reading
  • What Are the Benefits of Chair Yoga for Seniors? When you think about yoga, you think of bending in unusual positions or sitting with your feet on top of your thighs. Chair yoga involves the benefits of yoga but from a safe, seated position that suits older adults with balance or mobility issues. Chair yoga is a safe way ... Continue Reading

Transportation

  • Why Should Your Senior Take a Senior Driving Course? Safe driving courses are always a good idea for drivers, but there are ones designed specifically for aging adults to brush up their driving skills. Your senior can benefit in some really big ways from taking one of these classes, but she might be reluctant to commit to ... Continue Reading

Vision & Eye Health

  • What Every Senior Should Know: Preventing Vision Loss due to Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetes is more widespread than most people realize. The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans have diabetes – and about a quarter of them don’t even know it. About 1 in 5 people first learn that they have diabetes during an eye exam. Eye ... Continue Reading