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30 12, 2021

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Caregiver

By |2021-12-30T13:08:50-07:00December 30th, 2021|

Before the ball drops in Times Square, promise yourself this year will be the year you become your own best caregiver. Resolve to do what thousands of others need to do – make time for yourself, because in so doing, you make your time with others better and more valuable.  Here are some ideas to [...]

30 11, 2021

Tips for a Safe & Happy Holiday Season for Seniors

By |2021-11-30T12:40:11-07:00November 30th, 2021|

Support Senior Safety and Happiness During the Holiday Season The holiday season tends to carry changes in routine, decor, diet, and more. For seniors, these shifts can hinder safety and make the season stressful. Use these tips to ensure seniors have a happy, healthy holiday. Mental and Emotional Health Tips Although holidays [...]

29 10, 2021

Holidays Can Bring On Depression for Seniors

By |2021-10-29T14:56:19-07:00October 29th, 2021|

It is the time of year when everyone one is busy celebrating, shopping and getting together with friends and family. It sounds like so much fun, but sometimes the stress of this time of year can cause depression, especially in our Senior and Elderly friends and relatives. Melancholy can easily set in during this time [...]

28 09, 2021

October is Healthy Lung Month

By |2021-09-30T11:50:48-07:00September 28th, 2021|

October is Healthy Lung Month, a good time to pay attention to those symptoms that could be the first signs of lung disease, including COPD, asthma, emphysema and lung cancer. Knowing the early warning signs can help you receive treatment before the disease becomes serious or even life threatening. If you experience any of the [...]

29 08, 2021

Pain Awareness For Seniors

By |2021-08-30T15:59:01-07:00August 29th, 2021|

With September being Pain Awareness Month, now is a good time to discuss a problem that affects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and disease, and is sometimes the disease itself. Some conditions may have pain and associated [...]

30 07, 2021

Living With Multiple Health Problems: What Older Adults Should Know

By |2021-07-30T14:42:01-07:00July 30th, 2021|

As we continue to lead longer lives, we become more likely to develop different kinds of health problems. One challenge older adults, in particular, are likely to face is living with multiple health problems. More than half of all adults 65 and older have three or more ongoing medical problems, such as heart disease, [...]

29 06, 2021

Be Aware of High Blood Pressure Medication and the Heat

By |2021-06-30T12:09:37-07:00June 29th, 2021|

High blood pressure has become an all-too-common problem in America, affecting as many as one in three adults. This is a condition that should not be ignored, as it can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney damage. At one time, high blood pressure, or hypertension, was relatively rare. That’s not [...]

28 05, 2021

June is Men’s Health Month

By |2021-05-29T09:50:35-07:00May 28th, 2021|

June is Men's Health Awareness Month So, why should we celebrate Men’s Health Month in June? After all, what makes men any different than women when it comes to paying attention to their health? For starters, many men largely ignore their health – and those that see their physician are often pushed by a [...]

30 04, 2021

Arthritis and Senior Care

By |2021-04-30T15:31:57-07:00April 30th, 2021|

What You Need to Know about Arthritis and Senior Care Arthritis is a medical condition many seniors struggle with.  May is National Arthritis Awareness Month.  Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States? Many seniors struggle with this type of disease. Over 54 million adults in the [...]

31 03, 2021

How to Help Seniors with Allergies

By |2021-03-31T11:43:22-07:00March 31st, 2021|

Everything from the changing of the seasons to a crumb of food can cause a reaction for someone who has an allergy. For seniors, allergies can be especially dangerous. Seasonal allergies alone affect 50 million people in the U.S. Seniors can be affected by these allergies, as well as food, pet, dust, and other [...]

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