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What Can Trigger PTSD in the Elderly and How Can It Be Managed?

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Though not an age-exclusive condition, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the elderly presents unique challenges. As a caregiver, learning the signs of PTSD, what can trigger it, and what to do when PTSD is triggered is crucial to providing quality care.  In this blog post, you’ll learn how to manage […]

Aging in Place: Home Safety for Elderly Adults

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The advantages of aging in place include added comfort, security, and sense of independence for your senior loved one(s). If you’re worried about home safety for the elderly, know that your concern is totally valid — and that there are tips and resources available to help keep seniors safe at […]

What to Do When You Can No Longer Be a Caregiver

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Depending on your circumstances, you might feel trapped caring for elderly parents. It’s a common thought, but it’s important to recognize that just because you feel that way doesn’t mean you don’t love or care about them. Below are things to keep in mind when caring for an elderly parent […]

Recognizing Symptoms of Mental Illness in the Elderly

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Recognizing mental health issues in the elderly is not always easy. Undiagnosed mental illness can complicate the treatment of many physical health conditions, including stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.  The symptoms of mental illness in the elderly can have a devastating impact, facilitating a deterioration in wellness, happiness, and overall […]

When Does Someone Need Memory Care?

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One of the biggest challenges in caring for an older person is managing memory loss. Some people eventually require memory care to address related issues and symptoms.  Memory care is a kind of specialized assisted living for people suffering from memory loss, often caused by Alzheimer’s and other forms of […]

10 Benefits of Companionship for Seniors

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 Most adults interact with several people regularly. From our co-workers to our spouses, we have plenty of opportunities for social engagement. Unfortunately, as we get older, things begin to change. But one thing that remains constant is the importance of companionship for the elderly.  Whether we stay involved in the […]

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Elderly

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The biggest concerns for seniors in the winter are often things like falling on icy streets or running up high utility bills to stay warm. Many forget about the impact that the cold, gray months of December through March can have on a person’s mood. Seasonal depression in the elderly […]

Pros and Cons of Independent Living

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As our parents near retirement age, one of the big decisions they (or we) need to make is about their living arrangements. You may have concerns around the disadvantages of nursing homes and are considering other options.  Some people choose to stay in the home they’ve known for decades, otherwise […]

10 Things for Bedridden Seniors to Do

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Finding things for bedridden seniors to do can be difficult. It’s important that you keep them physically healthy, keep their minds engaged, and give them an overall high quality of life. Read on to get some ideas of activities for bedridden people and other need-to-know caretaking tips. What Happens to […]

7 Senior Wellness Tips You Need to Know

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It’s important that we do what we can to encourage senior wellness as our loved ones age.  At Advanced Nursing + Home Support, we strive to encourage healthy aging practices for all of our clients.  See below for seven senior wellness tips you can follow to help maintain wellness for […]

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