Guardianship vs. Conservatorship: A Caregiver’s Guide

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When a loved one becomes seriously ill or injured to the point where decision-making is difficult, it may be time to consider having a court appoint a guardian or conservator. Before you begin the process of getting a guardian or conservator appointed, it’s important to know the difference between these […]

6 Important Questions to Ask When Starting a New Prescription

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Sometimes it can seem as if your loved one is being handed a new medication at every doctor appointment. There are the pills to help with their cholesterol, then the ones for the joint pain, and the pills to deal with the side effects of the cholesterol medication … It […]

5 Tips to Help Seniors Prepare for & Prevent Illness

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Community-spread illnesses are nothing new, but COVID-19 has brought prevention to the forefront for many people. With older and infirm individuals more at-risk of contracting the disease and suffering from serious complications, it’s important to take extra precautions to help them prepare for staying at home and preventing illness. Here […]

5 Tips for Preventing Falls Among Elderly Loved Ones

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Fall Prevention at Home in the Elderly Every year, around three million falls occur in people ages 65 and older, making falling a leading cause of injury for elderly people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that of those three million fall incidents, more than 800,000 older adult […]

4 Online Safety Tips for Tech-Savvy Seniors

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Technology is a great source of entertainment and connection, especially for those seniors who live alone. However, because it changes rapidly, many seniors find themselves running behind on the latest ways to keep their personal information safe from hackers and other thieves. Unfortunately, seniors are a major target for online […]

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room: When to Use Each Type of Care

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When your elderly loved one is ill or has taken a tumble, but insists they’re fine, many caregivers struggle with the decision whether to take them to an urgent care facility or head straight for the emergency room. And with rising healthcare costs, emergency rooms are becoming more crowded. This […]

5 Tips for Talking to Your Loved One About Stopping Driving

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Talking with your senior loved one about no longer driving is never an easy thing. Even if your loved one realizes it’s time for them to stop getting behind the wheel, there is so much cultural significance tied up with being able to drive that they may resist. Whether you’re […]

Type 2 Diabetes in Adults: Signs to Look for, Risk Factors, & Management

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time when the health community turns to promoting awareness of the signs and symptoms, as well as management and prevention, of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Sometimes called “adult-onset” diabetes, type 2 diabetes is seen more frequently in children than it […]

5 Tips for Improving Communication with a Loved One with Dementia

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Dementia is a debilitating disease that impacts roughly 50 million people, mostly senior citizens. Among the hallmarks of living with dementia is that the senior has a decreased ability to communicate. This can mean not only that, in late-stage dementia, the person loses the ability to speak coherently, but their […]

6 Tips for Helping Your Loved One Downsize Their Possessions

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Earlier this year, the world was hit by the “Marie Kondo craze” thanks to a limited series on Netflix. In the show, families are taken through their piles of belongings, discarding everything that doesn’t “spark joy” to create a more peaceful, harmonious home. While simply owning less is a choice […]

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