Renee Smith

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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 [...]

25 02, 2021

Help Seniors Protect Themselves From Scams

By |2021-02-26T17:38:23-07:00February 25th, 2021|

The Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors (And How to Avoid Them) Seniors are often targeted by con artists. Scams are most often conducted through the phone, mail, or internet. The FBI, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Justice Department, and many local law enforcement groups have all made statements about seniors being [...]

31 01, 2021

Tips for Helping Homebound Seniors Stay Active

By |2021-02-01T09:48:51-07:00January 31st, 2021|

Seniors who are homebound face extra challenges. Loneliness, lack of physical activity, and more can become problems. Help seniors stay active. Being homebound as a senior can increase risk of loneliness, stress, lack of physical activity, and more. It’s important for seniors’ health to stay active even if unable to get out. Up to [...]

31 12, 2020

Living with Alzheimer’s

By |2020-12-31T10:33:34-07:00December 31st, 2020|

Alzheimer’s patients often cover up so well that even adult children or siblings may see a totally different side when they visit or call. Yet, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, can be an all-consuming 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week challenge. Anna first began to notice when her husband, Peter, began to [...]

23 11, 2020

Seasonal Affective Disorder or Just the Winter Blues?

By |2020-11-23T17:07:54-07:00November 23rd, 2020|

Is that miserable feeling simply a case of the winter blues or could it be something more serious? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is an actual disorder that results in a seasonal depression due to a lack of daylight exposure that throws off one’s biological clock (or circadian rhythms). It can cause a drop in serotonin, [...]

30 10, 2020

5 Ways To Share Holiday Cheer with Your Senior Loved Ones During COVID

By |2020-10-30T10:25:36-07:00October 30th, 2020|

Visiting senior loved ones may not be an option this holiday season and this is an emotionally difficult situation for all involved. How can you celebrate and boost your loved ones’ spirits while separated? Try these creative connectors to maintain family ties through the holidays and beyond. 1. Postmark your [...]

28 09, 2020

8 Autumn Health and Home Safety Tips for Seniors

By |2020-09-28T17:28:32-07:00September 28th, 2020|

Regions around the country are starting to experience their first tastes of the cooler temperatures and shorter days fall has in store for them. Don’t miss this quick essential checklist for seniors looking to safeguard their health and safety this season. Get the Flu Vaccine Last year’s flu was a brutal one killing upwards [...]

30 08, 2020

How to Avoid Slips and Falls in Home Care

By |2020-08-31T13:40:21-07:00August 30th, 2020|

Many of us are not aware of how devastating a fall can be. With 1 out of every 3 people over the age of 65 falling each year, falls are a major cause of injury and restricted mobility. Broken hips or even muscle injury can create a loss of independence for many seniors. But there [...]

31 07, 2020

Managing Asthma During Summer

By |2020-07-31T11:18:46-07:00July 31st, 2020|

Asthma affects an estimated one in 12 Americans. It is a chronic lung disease where the airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus making it tough to breath. Other common symptoms include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. While asthma has no cure, it can be effectively managed. Working closely with an asthma specialist [...]

28 06, 2020

During July – Heat Awareness Matters

By |2020-06-30T15:19:40-07:00June 28th, 2020|

Due to the heat, July can be a particularly difficult time for the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses and/or those who take certain medications. The biggest dangers are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Here are some things to consider: • Drink lots of cool water even when you’re not thirsty. You can dilute water with [...]

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