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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.

3 Common Causes of Falling and How Elder Care Can Reduce the Risks

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Falls are the number one cause of accidental death at home among seniors over the age of 65. There are many risk factors in the average home, from unsteady steps to items left in the way. When the individual is relying on elder care for their basic, everyday needs, then it’s a good idea to understand the most common causes of falls among the elderly and then look for ways that you could reduce those risks.

Ease the Transition from Hospital to Home Care when You’re a Caregiver

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No one really enjoys visiting the hospital. Whether you’re there because you were injured, had an emergency situation, or you’re visiting a loved one, it’s never a good time. For the elderly who have been hospitalized for some major illness, injury, surgery, or some other ailment, when they are released, it’s going to be vital that they have the best transition possible with a caregiver who is prepared to provide them with the most important things that they will need.
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