For a Senior Relying on Elder Care, a Safety Audit of Their Home Could Be Another Step to Reduce Accidents

How safe is your home right now? Most of us will likely say, ‘Pretty safe,’ right? After all, no one would want to live in an unsafe environment. Not if they had anything to say (or do) about it. Yet we could probably go visit your home and find several, many even dozens, of things…

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Container Garden Ideas When Your Dad Uses a Wheelchair

Home Care Atlanta, GA: Seniors and Gardening

As an avid gardener, your dad is upset that he now needs a wheelchair. Now that he’s in a wheelchair going into his yard is not as easy. He’ll need paths to his garden to look at the plants. Getting to the ground to weed, plant seeds and seedlings, or harvest produce is impossible. He…

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Osteoporosis: What Your Mom Needs to Do to Lower Her Risk

Within seven years of the point at which menopause ends, your mom may have lost as much as 20 percent of her bone density. From the age of 50, a fall that leads to a broken bone can be a sign that bone density is degrading. It’s estimated that 54 million people in the U.S.…

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How Can Home Health Care Services Help with Medications?

Medication management can take a lot of time and energy for your senior and for you. Worse, that may be time and energy that neither of you have to spare. But the alternative isn’t an option either, so you need a solution that works. That’s where home health care providers can make all of the difference for you and…

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How to Help Your Elderly Loved One Prepare for Their Telehealth Appointments

Now that many doctors are offering telehealth appointments regularly, this might be something that benefits your elderly loved one. With that being said, there are some ways that you and their caregivers can help them to prepare for these appointments. With these tips, your elderly loved one can have a productive appointment, just like they…

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Can Pasta Ever Really be Healthy?

Who doesn’t love spaghetti? With or without the meatballs, spaghetti, macaroni, rotini, linguini, and the myriad of other pastas are indisputable comfort foods.   But you may have heard they aren’t good for you. And perhaps you’re wondering if your beloved mother or father should be sucking down a plate of pasta. While almost everything done…

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Four Reasons Your Senior Might Enjoy Switching to Hot Tea

January is National Hot Tea Month, which means it’s a great time to talk to your senior about adding a variety of hot teas to her diet. Tea is available in a variety of different types ranging from black tea to herbal blends. Tea offers some really impressive health benefits, making it a drink of choice for a…

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What Can You Do for a Senior Who Is Battling Depression?

Depression is a serious problem for older adults. If your senior is dealing with depression, she may want to try handling it from a variety of angles.  Talk to Her Doctor about Possible Medical Causes Depression is a complicated ailment with a variety of causes both mental and physical. That’s why when your senior starts suspecting…

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Difficult Conversations Make Senior Care Plans Work Effectively

Talking to your parents about their plans as they age isn’t the easiest conversation. It’s one of the most important your family will have. These are the points you must discuss as a family.  How Do Your Parents Feel About Needing Care?  One of the most important questions to ask is how your parents feel about…

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How Can You Help Your Elderly Parent Practice Self-Care?

Self-care is important for everyone. However, sometimes we forget that our elderly loved ones need to practice self-care. They might not think of it on their own either. If you look at your elderly parent and the life they are living, does it seem like they could use some self-care? If so, then, there are…

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