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Companion Care for Seniors

Companion care may mean different things to different people. This type of care may amount to household help such as meal preparation, light cleaning, shopping and errands, or it may also be used for security reasons. Many seniors who live alone and have issues with mobility, hearing or with their health may hire companion caregivers in order to be there in case of an emergency such as a fall or injury. Companion care may also mean respite care for family members or can mean temporary care for seniors who have...

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Caring for a Senior with Multiple Sclerosis

Being a caregiver for any senior may prove to be difficult and incredibly stressful. However, if your elderly loved one suffers from a neurodegenerative disorder such as multiple sclerosis (MS) then the challenges you face on a daily basis may be heightened. Caring for seniors who suffer from MS can be hard for both your loved one and you. MS is a degenerative disorder that is characterized by the loss of muscle control and function. Depending on how severe your loved one case is, they may have issues with mobility,...

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Overnight Care for Seniors

There may be a variety of reasons why your elderly loved one may need care during the nighttime. Whether they have health issues, are at risk for falls, or have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia that causes them to grow confused at night, overnight care for seniors may be necessary. Overnight care may be difficult to find, and may be necessary as an addition to their daytime care. If you believe that your elderly loved one may need overnight care, then keep reading to learn how to determine the type of...

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Gifts that Bring Nature Indoors for the Disable and Homebound Seniors

If your elderly loved one adores nature but is not able to go outside and enjoy it, then they may feel a bit down in the dumps at times. Simply looking out the window at the world is not going to compare to walking around the backyard, hiking through the woods, or being near the water. As much as your elderly loved one adores nature, they probably would want more than anything to be able to go outside again and enjoy it. But, if your loved one is disabled or...

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What Non-Medical Home Care Services Include?

If you live far away from your elderly loved ones then you may wonder if they are receiving all of the help they need, especially if they live alone. As seniors age they may find it more difficult to complete everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning and finishing the laundry. While they may not need medical care, they may still benefit from non-medical home care services provided by personal support workers coming to their home and pitching in with a few chores. Personal support workers are caregivers who can come...

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Home Care

In today’s society, much of the elderly population is choosing not to go into a nursing home or an assisted living facility once they grow older. Instead, many seniors are opting to stay in their own homes and hire caregivers. Caregivers come with a variety of skills and can help your loved ones care for themselves both personally and medically. Caregivers can run errands, prep meals, finish laundry, or provide a variety of medical care to your loved ones. They also can come to your loved one’s homes as frequently...

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Caregiver Tips: Hair Care for Seniors

Having clean, freshly cut and freshly styled hair can completely change a person’s energy level, outlook on life and their mood. A hair cut is a way to relax and to feel and look good about yourself. However, as people age, washing and caring for their own hair may become extremely challenging. Seniors, who find it difficult to stand in the shower or to get into and out of a bath tub may find it taxing to wash, dry and style their hair each day. They often need assistance to...

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Balancing Elder Care with Your Marriage

If you are a primary caregiver for someone you love, then you probably started your job pretty suddenly. Most family caregivers step up to the plate whenever one of their loved ones falls ill or becomes injured in an accident. If this sounds familiar, then you may not have learned how to manage your caregiving life and your personal life. It is easy to get sucked into your job and only think about the person who you are caring for, but if you do this, then you may cut a...

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Christmas: Holiday Safety Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

Christmas time is a time for celebration, family and joy. But, if you have an aging senior in your family then you may need to be a bit extra cautious during this holiday season. For seniors there are several dangers that can be found in the decorations and on the day of your family get together. A number of holiday safety issues should be considered whether your loved one lives alone or with a caregiver. While the holiday season should be a time for celebration, it should also be a...

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How to Protect an Elderly Loved One from Identity Theft

Anyone can become the victim of an identity theft crisis, but many seniors are at a higher risk of identity theft than the general population. Many seniors are vulnerable to identity theft or scams due to their trusting nature and their confusion about modern day technology. When seniors do get their identities stolen, they may find it difficult to recover from the crisis and need help from their families to understand the entire crisis. Identity theft occurs when a thief steals a senior’s social security number, bank account numbers and...

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