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Home Care An Alternative

Home Care An Alternative

Home Care An Alternative

Home Care An Alternative

Your elderly parent or grandparent may need someone who can be there twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in order to have the care that they require.
Home care and nursing home care are not synonymous.Home care encompasses a much wider scope of services, ranging from the meeting of simple personal needs to comprehensive medical support. Home care is an emotional and potentially expensive issue to sort through at any time.
Home Care is an alternative to nursing home care that enables us to maintain a high degree of independence and private living for as long as possible do exist.
Among the factors why seniors move to assisted living fa...

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6 Healthy Foods That Elderly Should Not Eat

6 Healthy Foods That Elderly Should Not Eat

6 Healthy Foods That Elderly Should Not Eat

6 Healthy Foods That Elderly Should Not Eat

A healthy diet makes for a healthy life, when coupled with a regular exercise and adequate sleep. There are 6 healthy foods that the elderly should not eat. While we may be at ease consuming a variety of healthy foods at a young age, our bodies are subject to change as we grow older, therefore making certain seemingly healthy foods less compatible to our health. Most often, we ignore the impact that age has on our ability to process certain foods, thus affecting our physiological functioning in the long run.
As the years roll by, our organs slowly begin to lose their agile repairing power, making recove...

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When to Seek Home Care Assistance

When to Seek Home Care Assistance

When to Seek Home Care Assistance

When to Seek Home Care Assistance

When to seek home care assistance for your loved one? The challenge of finding quality private duty home care for patients is often confusing for families, especially as family members get older and experience illness or disability. Here are some tips to determine if home care is needed.

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
The primary care doctor usually helps families when they are first determining whether home care assistance is needed for a family member. Part of the doctor’s analysis typically includes whether the patient needs help with daily living activities...

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Get the Best Home Care for Your Elderly Parent

Get the Best Home Care for Your Elderly Parent

Get the Best Home Care for Your Elderly Parent

Get the Best Home Care for Your Elderly Parent

You want to get the best home care for your elderly parent. With 10,000 seniors turning 65 years-old every day from now until 2020, getting appropriate elder care will be a first priority for many adult children caring for their parents. Many seniors say that they would much prefer living in their own homes as long as possible rather than being placed in an institution like a nursing home or a long-term acute care facility.

Many people wanting to provider the best home living experience for their parents are unable to provide home care themselves due to having full-time jobs, children of their own,...

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Alzheimer’s – The Devastating Disease

Alzheimer's - The Devastating Disease

Alzheimer’s – The Devastating Disease

Alzheimer’s – The Devastating Disease

Alzheimer’s – The devastating disease has become a major player in diseases affecting the elderly; currently the most prevalent type of age related dementia affecting the elderly today. Alzheimer’s is estimated to affect 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 causing problems with the memory centers of the mind, causing people to forget short and long term memories.

The problem in the past has been the accuracy of diagnosis which has gradually improved and is now up to 94 percent accurate. A German physician first discovered Alzheimer’s back in 1906 but it has only really been in the world’s focus for just over 30 years;...

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