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2020-07-02

How to Reduce Falls During COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic has created a tremendous number of challenges. One of them is the need for millions of people to remain at home. Seniors, who are especially vulnerable to the virus, find themselves in a particularly tricky situation. They have to stay at home to protect their health, and yet they need to be…

2020-07-02

Parents Day: Warning Signs to Look For


This year Parent’s Day falls on Sunday, July 26th. However, we think parents should be honored every day, not just once a year. And for many of us, it’s hard to admit that these important loved ones are getting older. They, too, may not want to admit how many things they once did for themselves…

2020-06-18

Home Safety for Seniors During a Pandemic


The outbreak of COVID-19 is making everyone feel at least a little bit anxious. But this virus, now a pandemic, is both widespread and highly contagious. Seniors are at the highest risk of catching the virus and developing severe complications from it. However, there’s a lot you can do to protect seniors who are staying…

2020-06-18

Father’s Day – 6 Activities Senior Dads Can Enjoy


With Father’s Day coming up on June 21st this year, many of you are wondering what you can do with your Dad that he will enjoy. No matter what phase of life your Dad is in, there are plenty of things you can do to make the most of this day. Here are six ideas…

2020-05-13

COVID-19: How to Engage with Seniors


Caregiving goes beyond medical care. Kind-hearted and compassionate caregivers make sure that your loved one stays social and active even during these challenging times. Isolation and stress can lead to disinterest in daily activities, depression, and loss of cognitive ability. But, with the help of caregivers, seniors can stay healthy and engaged from home. Here…

2020-05-13

Reduce the Stress of COVID-19


It can be challenging to manage stress during times of uncertainty and families are facing new challenges as they learn to deal with the realities of social distancing and our new normal. Current circumstances can be particularly difficult for the elderly and those with preexisting health conditions who are at a higher risk of suffering…

2020-03-12

A Social Worker’s Role in Home Care


For patients being discharged from a hospital or facility, having a plan in place can mean the difference between having a successful recovery and being readmitted. The healthcare industry can be daunting and confusing to navigate; but, patients are not alone. Medical social workers help patients and their families navigate these challenging times during their…

2020-03-12

Home Care: Aiding Dementia Patients


Did you know that a new case of dementia is diagnosed every 3 seconds? According to the World Health Organization, “The total number of new cases of dementia each year worldwide is nearly 10 million.” Chances are you, or someone you, is affected by dementia. Dementia affects memory, language, behavioral, and critical thinking skills that…

2020-02-06

Heart Health and Home Care


Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Since 1964, American Heart Month has been helping raise awareness and encourages people to take a proactive approach to their heart health. To this day, heart disease is still the largest health threat to Americans. According to the CDC, “In the United States, someone has a…

2020-02-06

The Heart of Hospice


Those unfamiliar with hospice often have many misconceptions about what hospice is. It’s often associated with a loss of hope and a bleak outcome. But, at its core, hospice care is a multidisciplinary approach to care that combines medical care with peace and empowerment. It is a patient and family-centered approach that goes beyond addressing…

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