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Category Archives: Private Care

June Is Home Safety Month!

It seems like home should be the safest place on earth, but that is where most accidents and injuries occur. In fact, the home is the second most common location of unintentional fatal injuries. (Traveling via motor vehicles is number one.) Adults 65 and over are the highest risk groups for home injury, both fatal and nonfatal. As we age,…

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Learn More About Alzheimer’s During June, Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s was diagnosed over 100 years ago in 1906 by its namesake, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German clinical psychiatrist and neuroanatomist. He discovered the disease during an autopsy of a former patient who had experienced acute memory loss, erratic behavior and language issues for several years prior to her death. During the postmortem exam, he noticed abnormal clumps in his…

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Falls Prevention Awareness Week

The Fall Season is a time to appreciate and give thanks to your loved ones. One of the ways you can show your love is through support and protection against falls. More than 1 out of 4 older adults falls each year. It is the number one cause for hospital visits for older adults. We need to protect our elders…

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Self-Care is Not Selfish

Our mothers taught us to always think of others and put the needs of others first. This may sound strange, but it’s OK to put yourself first! If we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t be fully present to care for others. Write a prescription for your well-being. Consider the things you enjoy and tailor activities to meet your…

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Living Your Best Life with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Awareness month and now is the perfect time to bring to light some facts many may not realize about the disease. The Mayo Clinic tells us Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Patients living with Parkinson’s Disease will tell you there’s more to it and that no two days are the same.…

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Living Well

Mahatma Gandhi said, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”   As we age, we begin to realize the importance of living well. We learn to appreciate finding balance and developing a way of life that enriches our mind, spirit and body. Emotional well-being is a matter of finding that which brings us…

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Start the year with positive goals!

Everyone participates in New Year’s resolutions. What are some good resolutions for seniors? New Year’s resolutions are a good way of incorporating good habits into our daily lives. For seniors, it’s an opportunity to promote healthy living. Here are some ideas of resolutions to help seniors improve the quality of life. Resolution #1 – Create a safer home environment Falls…

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: The Basics & Beyond

Virtually everyone knows someone managing an aspect of Alzheimer’s disease, a type of progressive brain dementia disorder. Although there’s no cure, there is help, hope and encouragement for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, as well as their loved ones coping with the effects of this disease. Usually one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s is memory problems, though initial symptoms can vary…

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The Benefits of Private Care for those with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease can cause even the most social individuals to shy away from activities, family and friends. It’s vital to maintain interests and foster relationships; however, this new responsibility can be daunting. Though it means being available 24/7, you are not alone. Resources and support like supported independent living are available. Q: Can private care make a difference in the life of…

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An Ounce of Fall Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure

Every year one in three adults, aged 65 or older, has a fall. Less than half may talk to their health care provider about their fall. Understanding why falls occur, creating a safe home environment and staying active are critical to staying safe. There are many reasons why falls occur, including side effects from medications or accidentally skipping a dose.…

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