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Practicing Active Listening in Your Conversations with Your Parents

In today’s contemporary technology-obsessed culture, it is not uncommon for people to lose the skills that allow them to interactive properly and effectively in person. Most people are much more accustomed to interacting over the phone, through text messages, or on social media platforms, or to utilizing these technologies while interacting in person. While many…

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Practicing Active Listening in Your Conversations with Your Parents

How to Prepare Seniors for Hip Replacement Surgery

Elderly Care Vero Beach FL-If your elderly parent is getting ready to undergo hip replacement surgery, it is important that they properly prepare themselves. This means both their mind and their body. Proper preparations will ensure that their body is strong enough to undergo the surgery and then to make the most of recovery so that they can glean the maximum benefit from the procedure.

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How to Prepare Seniors for Hip Replacement Surgery

The Challenges of a Family Caregiver

Aside from the heartbreak of having to care for a once-healthy and fully-capable parent or loved one, many family caregivers are faced with the challenge of balancing a full-time job, growing family and other competing demands with caregiving duties at home. 4 of the Biggest Challenges Family Caregivers Face Here are a few of the…

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Family Caregiver Challenges

The Best Diet Plan for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? In Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), the immune system attacks the synovium (fluid between the joints). This leads to an inflammatory immune response that causes pain, joint deformity, and disability as it progresses. The exact cause of RA remains unknown, but genetics and health of the gut bacteria appear to play a strong…

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How to Tell If It’s Time for Your Parent to Stop Driving

One of the most difficult decisions you’ll make is taking away your parent’s keys. Sometimes, you’ll have a doctor saying it’s safer and needs to be done. You may have to take their keys away because they crashed into something due to slowed reaction times. You may be on the fence. If this is the…

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How to Tell If It's Time for Your Parent to Stop Driving

Information to Share with Your Parent’s Caregiver

Hiring an elder care provider for your aging loved ones is one of the best ways you can ensure they get the level of care and assistance they need in order to live the quality of life they deserve, especially if you are unable to be with them as much as you would like. This…

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Information to Share with Your Parent's Home Care Provider

Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place

When taking on the role of caregiver for an elderly family member, many thoughts will go through your mind. One of the most common concerns is whether your loved one will be safe in your home and if costly home modifications are necessary to accommodate his or her physical condition. Guide to Home Modifications for…

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Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place

How to Find the Right Senior Caregiver

Imagine the perfect caregiver for your loved one – someone who is flexible, experienced, compassionate, and committed. This person may be difficult to find, but is nonetheless out there. Guide to Finding the Right Senior Caregiver To ensure your loved one’s needs are met, provide the agency or nurse registry with as much information about…

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How to Find the Right Senior Caregiver

How to Make the Most of Caregiver Support Groups

If you are like most family caregivers, stress is simply going to be a reality of your care journey with your aging loved ones. Studies have shown that adult children who take on the responsibility of caring for their senior parents are far more likely to not only experience higher levels of stress than adults…

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How to Make the Most of Caregiver Support Groups

What Is Emphysema?

Emphysema is a lung disease in which the air sacs within the lungs, called alveoli, are damaged to the extent that they can no longer help to move air in the lungs. If your loved one has emphysema, it’s difficult for their body to get rid of carbon dioxide and to get oxygen into their…

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What Is Emphysema