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Ways A Pet Can Help Seniors

Studies have shown that seniors who own a pet have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and are healthier overall compared to non-pet owners. A pet is more than just an animal that is kept around the house; it also serves as a loyal and nonjudgmental companion for seniors who live alone.

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Does Your Loved One Need New Glasses?

Is your loved one squinting or having trouble reading small print? As we age so do our eyes, so it is important to address vision problems as they occur and have frequent eye checkups. Visits to the eye doctor should occur once every two years or if the loved one begins to experience problems with their vision.

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Safe Food Storage Methods For Seniors

It is important for seniors to practice safe food storage methods to preserve food freshness and prevent it from spoiling. Food that has spoiled is filled with bacteria and other microorganisms that cause the food to emit an odor or give off a slimy texture. While not all spoiled food is harmful, seniors are at a greater risk of developing illness from eating food that is well beyond its expiration date. For them, it is even more pivotal that they practice safe food storage habits.

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Avoid Malnutrition In The Elderly With These Helpful Tips

Malnutrition, or malnourishment, is a serious condition that aging individuals can face. Problems with joints, teeth, or the digestive system can make it difficult to obtain all of the nutrients that a body needs in order to function at peak efficiency, and the lack of nourishment that results is only going to make the problems worse over time. Fortunately, however, there are a number of easy ways to avoid malnutrition.

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Financial Burdens Borne By Caregivers: How a Home Medical Device Can Help

Did you know the cost to employers of full time employees that are dealing with "intense caregiving" responsibilities totals more than $33 billion? This was uncovered in a study conducted several years ago by the MetLife Mature Market Institute so the numbers are actually expected to be higher at this time.

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Medical Alerts Work in Nursing Homes

A medical alert system is an excellent choice for anyone who resides in an elderly care facility, nursing home or senior lifestyle community. Though there are nurses, roommates, neighbors and visitors to contact emergency providers in the event of a fall or accident, there are times when we are alone.

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Handling A Relocation For Your Aging Parents

One way to allow your aging parents to remain independent is to equip their home with a medical monitoring device. These devices allow them to obtain emergency medical assistance at the touch of a button from their medical alert button and provide peace of mind for them and the family members for those times when your parents are alone in the home.

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How To Balance Work, Family, and Eldercare

If you're a member of the "sandwich generation" those Baby Boomers that are pursuing careers, raising their family and are tasked with caring for their aging parents, you understand how hard it is to balance it all.

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When To Seek In-Home Care

There will likely come a time when the care of an elderly family member's exceed the limits of what the immediate family can provide. It is at that time that the family will begin researching in-home care and/or assistance.

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Prescription 'Best Practices' For The Elderly

Aging brings many issues that we have to deal with and they range from being able to remain living independently to diminished health to the loss of loved ones and friends.

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