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Learn About The Signs of Caregiver Burnout, and What You Can Do to Help

As a family caregiver, you are most likely to be thinking about other people before yourself. To some extent this is a natural tendency, especially for caregivers. Yet it’s a verified concept that you can’t take care of someone else if you haven’t taken care of yourself first. When you immerse yourself in the care of others with the exclusion of your own care, you find yourself in burnout.

A Well-Balanced Diet Can Really Benefit Your Senior Loved One

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Tips for Planning a Well-Balanced Diet

There’s no doubt about it – as the clock ticks and we get older, our bodies begin to change as we age.  Not only do our bodies change but our senior parents need a much different diet than they did when they were in their 20s or 40s. And if you are a Caregiver of a senior, there are some tips to help you plan well-balanced and nutritious meals that are age appropriate. A wholesome, well-balanced diet can be the first line of defense in staying healthy. While planning meals for your loved one can be stressful for a busy Caregiver, it doesn’t have to be if you are prepared. Mealtime should be enjoyable and many seniors like variety at each meal. Before you head to the grocery store, sit down with your senior and make a list of foods they enjoy and foods that are beneficial to their healthy diet.

Did You Know? October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

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Learn More About the Most Common Causes of Eye Accidents, and How to Prevent Them

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 50% of all eye injuries each year occur in the home. October is the month to pay closer attention to preventing eye injuries.

Some people may argue that they don’t do anything that could cause an eye injury. Or they assume that only people who work in shops where they are cutting wood or welding steel could possibly sustain an eye injury. This simply isn’t true. It’s usually the every-day activities a person does around the home that carry the biggest eye injury risks for most people.

Great Tips On How to Make and Use a Housework Routine

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No one knows better than a family caregiver how difficult it can be to keep two peoples’ homes clean. If you are spending time helping your aging parent with everyday tasks as well as trying to keep your own house in good order, you are probably wondering if there’s a routine you can make and stick with.

Sometimes it’s purely a lack of time to keep your house clean. Or it could be your energy is exhausted before you even begin to clean your own home. Juggling your parent and their home with your family and your home can be quite the tricky act. One thing to think about is getting a home care provider to come in a few hours each day to your parent’s home to help them with meals and/or cleaning house. This would give you a double benefit – more time and more energy!

Eating Well Is Important - Especially for Seniors

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Our bodies really are made up of what we put into them. It doesn’t matter our age, eating well makes a huge difference in our health, how we look and feel and our overall well-being. For senior adults, eating well is especially vital. They generally don’t require as many calories. so when eating a smaller volume of food, they must be sure all the food they eat is nutrient dense.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - Learn About The Signs and Symptoms That Every Woman Should Know

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When it comes to elder care for the female patient, there are going to be a number of aspects that will differ when caring for a male patient. For elderly women, various types of cancer are certainly a concern. One of those happens to be ovarian cancer and September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

How Home Care Services Can Help Alleviate Loneliness and the Danger it Poses

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Being a caregiver to an aging parent or loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also take a toll because of the demands it can place on an individual. Not only is it physically and mentally challenging, but caregivers often get consumed by the responsibilities that come with providing care. When caregivers find that they are becoming lonely due to the amount of time they are devoting to their loved one’s needs, they should consider hiring home care services.

Important Facts about Gout and Why Elder Care Makes a Difference

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Gout is a severe form of arthritis more commonly found among elderly men than women. It is the most painful type of arthritis accompanied by swelling, stiffness, heat, and tenderness in the joints.  Gout is caused as a result of crystalized uric acid getting deposited into the joints. This in turn causes inflammatory arthritis in the joints. Gout can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Gout in the elderly can become so severe that it results in deformities.

5 Common Health Issues Seniors Face

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There are some common health issues faced by all adults of any age. For elderly people, these health issues can have a great deal of consequence for the loved one’s health. They are already getting to a stage in life where they want and need to slow things down a little. They may also start needing some help at home. Now is a good time to consider getting a home care provider for them to help with everyday tasks of living.

Things You Should Know when a Loved One has Shingles

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Shingles is a painful skin disease common in both men and women over the age of 50 caused by the varicella zoster virus. Another name for shingles is herpes zoster yet it is unrelated to the herpes virus. When providing senior care for a loved one with shingles, there are a few things you should know to help aid in their care.
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