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Nighttime Dangers Due To Falls

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults 65+ will encounter a fall every year. In order to avoid falls, especially during the nighttime hours, there are some steps that can be taken to lessen their chances of having a medical emergency.

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Step-Families Involved In Elder Care

Today’s families are no longer just mom, dad and the kids; in many cases there are blended and step-families and this can lead to the need for conversations like “Who’s going to care for Mom and Dad as they age?” This is especially true if a couple had been married for decades and the in-laws were an integral part of their lives – it’s not always a relationship that is easily dismissed.

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Senior Safety Tips

Even though National Older Americans Month has wrapped up, safety in the home is a year-round issue that caregivers need to be aware of. Just as our parents age we may find ourselves in need of “age-proofing” the home just as we “baby-proofed” the home when our children were younger.

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Staying Healthy All Winter Long Requires Action

Ask anyone and they will likely tell you it’s easier to stay healthy than it is to get healthy once you’re under the weather. And as we age, it seems that our immune systems require a bit of a kick start to help keep us healthy and happy during cold and flu season.

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The Benefits Of Online Medical Records

In today’s electronic era, there isn’t anything we can’t find online… including our medical records. Chances are, the last time you saw your physician, he or she handed you a piece of paper with instructions for accessing your online medical records. There are great reasons to log into your online account and to check to make certain all of the information is correct.

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Tips for Managing Medications, Activities & Lifestyles

Maintaining your health and staying safe is essential if you want a happy tomorrow.  There are many things you can do, regardless of your age, to plan for a healthy and productive lifestyle.

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How Caring For Elderly Positively Impacts You

Did you know that caring for your aging or ill loved ones can actually be good for your health?

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Sandwich Generation Caregivers Need To Practice Self Care

The Sandwich Generation is called that because the caregivers are being “sandwiched” between two generations.

The caregivers in this situation are typically in their 40s or 50s and studies have found that close to 70 percent of these caregivers are also working full time jobs in addition to rearing their own children and caring for their aging parents. These caregivers – because they are trying to juggle so many tasks – are faced with physical, emotional and mental stresses which are leading to burnout and such a sense of overwhelm that they have a hard time getting through the day.

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Staying Informed Can Reduce Caregiver Stress

Whether you’re caring for an aging parent or a child or spouse with a serious illness, caregiver burnout is very real and the caregiver needs to be aware of it and take steps to address it. Caregivers may scoff at that because with the tasks they are charged with, they may feel they simply don’t have time to care for themselves, but it is crucial that they do or their health will suffer.

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5 Ways To Tell If Your Parents Need Assisted Living

Chances are, your parents are determined to age in place. It is something many of us will likely choose to do for as long as we are able. As caregivers though, there will come a time when you notice that Mom and Dad just can’t handle living in their own home and a move to either an assisted living facility or in with a family member will need to be considered.

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