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Caregiver Tips

Are You Distracted When You Drive?

Did you know that it’s not just teenagers who are driving distracted? It’s been shown that because there are so many Baby Boomers who own smartphones (about 40 million) that they are just as likely to be distracted by the phone and texting as teenagers.

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Tips To Be Happy And Peaceful

As a caregiver have you ever wondered how you can “find your Zen” or even just an island of peace in a world in which you’re being pulled in so many directions? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Caregivers, especially those in the so-called Sandwich Generation (those working full time, caring for their own family and caring for aging loved ones), it may be difficult to find even one moment to call their own.

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Pain Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore

As we age there are aches and pains that we wake up with and wonder, “is that something to worry about? Was that pain there yesterday?” In many cases you might have just “slept wrong” or pulled a muscle. In other instances, though, you may have a sign or symptom that could warrant a phone call to your doctor.

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Alternatives And Trends In Assisted Living

When the time comes to think about having to have mom and dad move out of the home because they can no longer live safely there, you should be aware that the trends in assisted living make these facilities more homelike than ever before. Chances are your parents will want to live in their home as long as they possibly can. Their desire to age-in-place is natural because they don’t want to give up their independence. As their caregivers you can help them with this by making their home “senior friendly” and by giving them access to a home medical monitoring and personal medical device.

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Why Won’t Your Dad/Spouse Go To The Doctor?

It’s well beyond a cliché that men simply don’t like going to the doctor. As caregivers we spend a lot of time urging our dads, sons or spouses to “please call the doctor” and many times, to no avail. Why is that? Let’s agree that no one likes going to the doctor, but it is important for both preventative care as well as if you’re ill.

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Caregivers Need To Learn To Say No

Do you find it hard to say “no”? Many caregivers are in the position of not only caring for their growing family, but working and also taking care of their aging parents. When you’re in that situation you’re being pulled in many directions which can stretch a person to their limits!

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Right at Home – Quality In-Home Care Agency

While we know that seniors would rather age in place, we also know that there comes a time when they may they need a little help!  That’s where Right At Home comes into play.

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Live As If Every Day Was The Weekend!

Chances are you don’t want to live your life as if all you’re living for is the weekend, right? When you’re caregiver that is sometimes what you look forward to, but then the weekends are likely spent caring for your aging loved ones. Those in the Sandwich Generation – caring for their own children and also their parents – means that every day is likely full of work, caregiving and household chores. We understand!

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The Benefits Of Improving Your Balance

Statistics show that the primary reason that individuals over the age of 65 go to the emergency room is because of a trip or fall accident.  If you have good balance and remain active, the likelihood of falling is reduced.

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Shingles: Are You At Risk?

Many of us had chicken pox when we were young. We may remember our parents letting us soak in a bathtub or putting calamine lotion on our skin to help relieve the itching. It was a childhood illness that might have kept you out of school for a week, but then it went away and you carried on. Today, though, having had chickenpox means that we, as adults, are at a higher risk for developing shingles. In fact, the CDC notes that one out of every three Americans will be stricken.

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