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Pneumonia

Every year, around 1 million people seek care for pneumonia in the United States. Of these people, 50,000 will die from the infection. Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus which can cause coughing, phlegm, chills, fever, and difficulty…

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“Elder Orphans”: Aging Without Family

We live in a society that applauds self-reliance which has taught us that we can do everything alone, but sometimes we can’t do everything alone. This is especially true when it comes to aging. Now more than ever, more people are aging alone. Perhaps they focused on their career and personal life and opted to…

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Elder Orphans: Aging Without Family

Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Spring is finally here, and so is allergy season. Whether you are providing care for your elderly loved one, or (s)he is in the hands of a caregiver, it is important to take the proper precautions to avoid any allergy-related complications this spring. The following are a few pointers on how to reduce exposure to…

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

G.P. and His Nurse Bond Over Disney

Trudi Sturm has been providing care for three-year-old G.P. for almost a year. She stays with him when G.P.’s mom is at work and his teenage siblings are at school. When recounting their first meeting, Trudi beams. “Oh, I loved him from that first day. He’s the cutest little thing.” G.P. requires special care because…

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Caregiver Stress Relief: Hearing

Caregiver Lakeland FL-Taking on the role of being a family caregiver for your elderly loved one can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling decisions that you have ever made. No matter how close your relationship with your parent is or how good you feel about giving them the care that they need, however, you are likely to find that being a caregiver can also be extremely stressful.

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Caring for Seniors in the Third Stage of Parkinson’s Disease

Homecare Palm Beach FL-If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who has reached the third stage of Parkinson’s disease, it is likely that you have noticed a steady increase in the severity of their symptoms and the impact that these symptoms have had on their daily functioning.

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Caring for Seniors in the Third Stage of Parkinson’s Disease

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Older Adults

Pneumonia can be an extremely dangerous condition for an elderly adult. Seniors tend to have immune systems that are not as strong as those of younger people, which means that they are more likely to develop serious health conditions and experience severe complications associated with those conditions, and will have a more difficult time recovering…

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Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Older Adults

Caring for Seniors Undergoing Chemotherapy

Hearing “you have cancer” is one of those moments indelibly inked into your mind. Finding out your senior parent is facing this disease and the possible side effects that the treatment brings can be devastating. Many families are faced with the decision: Is the treatment worth the cure? Even a healthy person can be overcome…

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Caring for Seniors Undergoing Chemotherapy