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Debunking 5 Common Myths About In-Home Care

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In-home care provides many benefits to seniors or other individuals who need help; so why are there so many negative myths spread about it? Many people simply have misconceptions about what in-home care is like. Consider these 5 common myths about in-home care and how you just might be wrong about them! Myth 1: Home Care Is Too Expensive If you’re new to the idea of in-home care, it may be easy to think you’re getting yourself into a pretty deep financial commitment. Surprisingly though, in-home care is much more affordable than people expect! Genworth Financial, an insurance company for…

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5 Ways to Keep Seniors Safe in Hot Weather

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While summer is often the time of year where people get outside to enjoy the weather, sometimes the heat can get dangerous. Seniors are more vulnerable to the summer heat as their bodies don’t adjust as well to sudden temperature changes, certain medical conditions can alter their body’s responses to heat, and various prescriptions could prevent sweating or get in the way of the body’s temperature regulation. The risks of overheating include dehydration, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion. If you or an elderly loved one experiences weakness, headaches, dizziness, nausea, confusion, heavy or no sweating, muscle cramps, or passing out…

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4 Tips for Keeping Seniors Active

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As seniors live longer, many of them live alone for longer periods of time. This can lead to isolation and, in many seniors, depression. One of the keys to keeping senior citizens healthy, happy, and thriving is for them to maintain an active lifestyle. Though it isn’t always easy to coax an older adult out of the house, here are 4 tips for keeping seniors active all year long: Encourage Volunteerism Following retirement, many senior citizens feel they have lost their reason for getting up and out of the house every day. Short of getting a paying part-time job, volunteering…

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8 Crucial Questions to Ask a Home Care Provider

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Choosing a home care provider for yourself or your loved one can be a stressful process. You want to be sure you’ll be provided with reliable, quality care from a reputable provider without completely breaking the bank. Conducting thorough interviews with all providers under consideration is an important step to choosing the best provider for your needs. Here are 8 crucial questions to ask potential home care providers that can quickly separate the good ones from the bad:   1. What is your company’s history? How long have you been in business? Find out about the ownership and structure of…

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5 Crucial Identity Theft Prevention Tips for Seniors

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In 2016, 15.4 million Americans were victims of identity theft, with many seniors among that number, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. Seniors are frequent targets of identity thieves and scammers for a variety of reasons, including that they are often viewed as lower risks for creditors, making obtaining credit illegally easier. Protect your loved ones from identity theft with these 5 crucial identity theft prevention tips for seniors: Keep Important Documents Safe Your loved one does not need every identifying document in his possession every time he leaves the house. In most cases, a driver’s license or identification and…

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6 Essential Health Tips for Caregivers

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You’re not a trained healthcare provider, yet you find yourself caring for your aging loved one. Providing quality, safe care is possible without having any formal medical training. Follow these 6 essential health tips for caregivers to help you provide the best care for your loved one: Falls The most important thing to remember in the event of a fall is to not attempt moving the person right away. If you try moving a person who has fallen too quickly, especially an elderly or frail person, you can make any injuries worse. While the person is still lying down, assess…

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5 Signs Your Loved One Needs In-Home Care

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Older adults are often resistant to receiving in-home care, as many feel they are giving up their independence and normal life. However, there are many situations that make home care necessary. Here are 5 signs your loved one needs in-home care: Unexpected Weight Loss or Gain Any sudden weight loss or weight gain, without a medical explanation, is cause for concern. It could mean your loved one is forgetting to eat, or otherwise lacks proper nutrition. Another thing to look out for is a completely empty pantry or sudden dramatic change in diet. Sure, some fluctuation in appetite or even…

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5 Reasons You Should Consider an In-Home Caregiver

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When your aging loved one becomes ill or can no longer fully care for himself or herself independently, decisions about the best way to provide care must be made. Often, families face a choice between hiring in-home care or moving their loved one to an assisted living home or skilled care facility. Here are 5 important reasons you should consider an in-home care provider: Takes pressure off family caregivers Providing frequent care for a loved one is stressful. Putting the rest of your life – kids, spouse, job, friends – on hold often to care for an aging or ill…

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How To Compassionately Care for a Loved One with Dementia

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Dementia affects more than 5 million Americans, according the the Alzheimer’s Association, and that number is expected to rise to 16 million by 2050. If you care for or visit a loved one who has dementia, his or her behavior can often be confusing, aggravating, and even frightening. The most important thing to remember when dealing with a loved one with dementia is that the disease has altered his or her brain permanently; your loved one may not even be aware of what he or she is doing. It often can be difficult to cope with some of the more…

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5 Tips for Preventing Falls Among Elderly Loved Ones

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Every year, 2.8 million older adults are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More than 800,000 aging adults are hospitalized each year following a fall, most because of hip fractures or head injuries. Fall injuries cost an estimated $31 billion per year, with two-thirds of those costs coming from hospital-related bills. These staggering and sobering statistics can be frightening for family members of aging adults, especially those far away from loved ones who still live alone. Falls can be attributed to several potential factors, including: Balance & Gait: Balance and coordination begins…

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