Home Care Advice and Resources for Seniors

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The Loneliness Burden

For America’s seniors, loneliness is becoming far too common, and it has serious consequences for their health and the health care system. More than 40 percent of seniors regularly experience loneliness, according to a University of California, San Francisco study. Loneliness is associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety,…

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What Does It Mean That We Have a Chief Medical Officer?

As a home care agency, we provide non-medical help to the elderly and medically vulnerable. Our services – companionship; help with toileting, dressing and bathing; light housekeeping; transportation; medication reminders; and others – are not diagnostic, nor are they treatment. They are supportive and enhance quality of life. Why then do we have an on-staff…

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The Advantages of 24/7 In-Home Senior Care: Jim’s Story

There are many reasons people choose in-home care for themselves or their loved ones, and a major medical event, such as a stroke, often requires care that goes beyond the capabilities of a spouse or family member. Suffering from a stroke is often a life-changing experience, and making sure you have proper home care services…

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Additional Home Care Guides & Articles

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver in need of in home help

Taking care of your elderly loved one is rewarding, but you've got to watch for signs that you're getting stressed out. Get the help you need to avoid a full-blown case of caregiver burnout...

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What is a CNA?

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A certified nursing assistant, helps elderly patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse. Also known as a Nursing Assistant Patient Care Assistant or a State Tested Nurse Aid...

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Important Facts About Falls

Senior Fall statistics

Each year, millions of elderly people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, one out of three seniors falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again...

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