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26 Jul 2017

What Does A Senior Caregiver Do

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Senior Care takes many forms. It could be you checking on your mom each day to be sure she is taking her medications. It could be one of your children visiting their grandad to cheer him up. Or it could be a professionally trained and skilled nurse caregiver. All are essential for the well being of our seniors. Care from A to Z Caregivers perform a range of services, from a simple visit to caring for all physical, mental and emotional needs. What family members need to determine is the what, when and how of care. When a cherished loved one ages and begins to lose the ability to care for themselves, determining what they need comes first. Family members usually are the first to intervene and offer assistance. If mom or dad needs help with bathing, taking medications, buying groceries, or just needs to be checked in on each…

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19 Jul 2017

How Home Care Services Promote Age Positivity

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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote “The Power of Positive Thinking” sixty-five years ago. There are over five million copies in print today because everyone, no matter their age, understands the value of thinking positive. Happiness is dependent to a large extent on thinking positive, and this is especially true when one becomes a senior. Aging has its own set of issues, fears and challenges. It can become easy to focus on the negative aspects of growing older, especially if someone is lonely, has a chronic illness or is in pain. Studies have shown that how a senior looks at life can truly affect their age expectancy. Those with a positive feeling about aging live 7.5 years longer than those that don’t. Exercise on its own only increases life expectancy by 3-4 years. Enter Home Care Services Using a home care service like C-Care Health Services can make all the difference…

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12 Jul 2017

5 Summer Safety Tips For Seniors

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Summertime can be a relaxing and enjoyable time of year for everyone in the family. Unfortunately, there are those who need to take some special precautions during the hot and sweltering “dog days of summer.” Our senior populations can be especially susceptible to the warm weather, and it can become dangerous to their health. If you are a senior, or if you care for one, here are just a few elder care safety tips to keep everyone safe and healthy this summer. Stay Hydrated Staying hydrated during hot weather is critical for everyone, but especially for our senior population. Even if someone doesn’t think they are thirsty, they should be drinking water. Seniors can quickly become dehydrated without even realizing it, so keep bottled water available in the fridge and encourage them to drink at least 2-3 bottles a day. Protection From The Sun When outside seniors should protect not…

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5 Jul 2017

How Home Care Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions

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The last thing you want after your loved one endures a stressful hospital stay is to be forced to readmit them. Hospital stays are both costly and emotionally taxing for everyone in the family. Sometimes returning to the hospital is unavoidable, but in many cases a trustworthy home care agency can reduce hospital readmissions. Home Care After Surgery Older patients may have additional needs after a surgical procedure. Post surgical nursing support can relieve much of the worry that goes with returning home from the hospital. Even younger adults can require special assistance. The goal of home care after surgery is to help speed up recovery, provide assistance with activities of daily living and support any health care needs . Healing after a surgical procedure takes time and can be a slow process. Patients are weak and need help with mobility. A home care agency like C-Care Health Services can…

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