Personal Care at Home – What Seniors Can Do To Prevent UTIs

Personal Care at Home

Seniors are prone to getting urinary tract infections. When left untreated UTIs in seniors can cause serious symptoms including confusion, mood changes, and fevers. It’s important for seniors with UTIs to get prompt treatment. Because the symptoms of UTIs can be so serious for seniors it’s strongly recommended that seniors who find hygiene challenging have…

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The Benefits Of Skilled Nursing At Home For Seniors With Alzheimer’s

Skilled Nursing

If you have a senior parent that has Alzheimer’s and you’re worried about their ability to live alone and get the medical care they need to manage their Alzheimer’s and other medical conditions you should know that skilled nursing is available for seniors in their homes.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery: What Should Your Mom Expect After?

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The median nerve is one of the most prominent nerves in the forearm, wrist, and hand. If that nerve is compressed, it causes a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome where pain, tingling, and numbness limit hand strength and grip. What causes the nerve to compress? Repetitive motions for hours each day can trigger it.…

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Home Care Assistance – Stroke 101 For Seniors

Home Care Assistance

As people get older, their chance of having a stroke goes up. According to the American Stroke Association, nearly three-quarters of all strokes happen to people over 65. Loved ones and seniors with home care assistance need to know how to spot the signs of a stroke and what to do in an emergency. What…

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How Does Speech Therapy Help With Swallowing?

Speech Therapy

Something as simple as swallowing is more complex than you might think. More than 20 muscles work together as you swallow foods or beverages, and they work in conjunction with messages sent by your brain. The communications between your muscles, nerves, and brain stem make sure food goes down the correct path and doesn’t end…

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Who Comes to Your Home With Skilled Nursing Care?

Skilled Nursing Care

Your dad had a stroke and is about to come home. His doctor recommends skilled nursing care services to help him at home. What will skilled nurses do? What are their roles? Nurses A range of nurses will come to your dad’s home to take care of him. He may have a feeding tube for…

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Making Friends With Elder Care

Elder Care

National Friendship Day takes place on August 6th and is a day designed to get people to reconnect with old friends. As your life changes through marriage, children, and retirement, it’s easy to lose touch. How has your mom’s social circle changed over the years? Retirement and Aging Can Lead to Shrinking Circles After retirement,…

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How Does Home Care Help a Sandwich-Generation Caregiver?

Home Care

A sandwich-generation caregiver splits his or her time between caring for an aging parent and children who still live at home. Three out of five family caregivers also work. It can become a lot to handle. When you’re the one trying to balance your career, your role as a parent, and your responsibility in caring…

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What Is the Goal of Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a series of therapies that help a person regain or strengthen the ability to do their job, take care of their physical and mental needs, and overcome challenges that keep them from completing activities and instrumental activities of daily living. What does an occupational therapist do to ensure your mom can do…

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