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5 Caregiver Resolutions for the New Year

Caregivers all too often focus on the person they are caring for more than they focus on themselves. However, as a caregiver, your health and well-being are important factors in their care. If you aren’t healthy, your focus can be off, your energy depleted, and your decision-making skills affected. The old saying is true; “you…

New Year’s Health Goals for Seniors

As we ascend into 2021, it’s time to think about fresh beginnings. Seniors should consider new goals to keep them mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy in the new year. Check out these five points to get started. Exercise Seniors often become sedentary for various reasons; physical limitations and depression are often the culprits. Adding physical…

How Physical Therapy Benefits Seniors

Staying in shape and recovering from an injury or an illness is always difficult. However, it can often be more challenging for seniors. In addition to the illness or injury, they could also have other issues, such as joint problems due to their age, chronic pain, and more. Keeping healthy and recovering is essential. This…

5 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Older adult Americans have heard many warnings about the dangers we face in 2020: pandemics, environmental changes, toxic chemicals, and so on. While these may all be legitimate concerns, the greater reality is that the number one threat to all Americans’ health remains the same: heart disease. September 29th is World Heart Health Day, a…

Fall Prevention Tips for Home Care Patients

If you are a Medicare patient, you know the drill. As soon as you sit down with your health care provider, you are asked a familiar series of questions. One of the first is always, “Have you had a fall in the last six months?”. There are good reasons why this question gets asked. The…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…


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