Why a Cat May Be a Good Choice for your Parent

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month. Have you been entertaining the idea of getting a cat for your parent to keep her company and provide companionship? Maybe this is the month to make that move and find the perfect cat for your parent. Picking up a cat from a local shelter will not only…

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Five Tips for Helping Your Senior Deal with Hotter Weather

As the weather warms up, your senior may need to make some small adjustments in order to stay safe in the heat. These ideas can help her to plan her day both efficiently and safely while also ensuring that she is able to enjoy the warmer weather a bit. Stay Out of Direct Sunlight Outdoors…

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If Mom’s Home Is Messy, Could It Be That She Struggles to Vacuum and Dust?

May is Clean Air Month and if you notice your mother’s house is getting dirty, something that is completely out of the ordinary for her and her personality, it could be due to several factors. One of them is an increasing inability on her part to keep up with the cleanliness. As people age, face…

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Spring Wellness Tips for Your Family

Spring starts a new season, which makes it an excellent time to focus on family wellness. After a long winter, you and your parents may not have gotten as much exercise as you should have. It’s hard to keep up with walks outside when it’s cold and snowy. Now is a great time to change…

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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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