Preventing Wounds In Seniors

18 June 2018
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During your golden years, you're more likely to develop wounds. It's estimated that about 70% of all pressure wounds occur in geriatric patients. As you get older, it's more difficult for even minor wounds and ulcers to heal. Because open wounds leave you more prone to infection, it's important to learn how to prevent wounds early on.  Why Wounds Won't Heal No matter your age is, wounds and injuries in the lower extremities -- legs and feet -- are known for slow healing. Read More 

When Is The Right Time To Consider A Nursing Home? Helpful Tips For Caregivers And Their Loved Ones

20 April 2018
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Those who provide care for an elderly parent, spouse, or loved one with serious medical or cognitive issues are the ones who will be most affected by the emotional and physical stress that accompanies this task. Yet many may feel that they have no other choice but to continue doing so, even when their own health, families, careers, or relationships are at stake. In most cases, forcing yourself to assume total responsibility for another's care is rarely a good idea, for you or your loved one. Read More 

Consider Putting Your Elderly Parent Into Assisted Living While You Renovate Your Own Home

3 April 2018
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Your life can take a chaotic turn when your elderly parent dies and you realize that the surviving parent cannot care for himself or herself. Many older couples have a partnership that works well, but when one member of the "team" passes away, life can be a real struggle for the survivor. In many scenarios, an adult child of the couple will move the surviving parent into his or her home — but this transition may take some time. Read More 

What You Should Know About Stair Lifts

3 April 2018
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As we age, mobility often starts to become limited. Many elderly people have a lot of trouble getting around their homes. Stairs can be especially difficult to navigate with increasing age. Injury and illness can also lead to a loss of mobility in our younger years as well. The good news is that there are options available that can help you get around your home if you are having trouble moving. Read More 

Choosing In-Home Memory Care: 4 Helpful Tips

17 March 2018
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When your loved one begins showing signs of dementia, you may want to do as much as you can to help him or her age in place. In-home care can be a great resource for providing care and stability, and it can also relieve you of some burdens associated with being a primary caregiver. Before you select in-home memory care, here are a few helpful tips to make the process easier. Read More