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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 [...]

29 05, 2020

June is Cataract Awareness

By |2020-05-29T12:21:08-07:00May 29th, 2020|

PROTECT YOUR EYES AGAINST UV RAYS UV damage to the eyes can be immediate and cumulative. When it comes to protecting yourself against the sun’s rays, it doesn’t end with covering your body with suntan lotion. You need to take care of your eyes, just as you would the rest of your body. UV [...]

30 04, 2020

Foods That Help Fight Inflammation

By |2020-04-30T11:33:09-07:00April 30th, 2020|

Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation for good. What does an anti-inflammatory diet do? Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such [...]

31 03, 2020

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By |2020-03-31T14:28:04-07:00March 31st, 2020|

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often a bit different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience: [...]

31 03, 2020

UPDATE regarding COVID19

By |2020-03-31T12:05:13-07:00March 31st, 2020|

Comfort Caregivers is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed. While [...]

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