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What Is COPD?

In your role as a family caregiver, being aware of the risks your aging parent is facing is one of the most important ways you can help them to maintain their best health and live the lifestyle they desire and deserve as they age in place. One of the risks aging adults face is COPD….

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What is COPD

Congenital Heart Defects in Children

No parent wants to learn that their child has a heart defect. While the prognosis might be dim, early detection and treatment can improve a child’s odds for a long, healthy life. What Is a Congenital Heart Defect? A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. Many heart defects are…

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Congenital Heart Defects in Children and Newborns

Thyroid Cancer

Educating yourself and being aware of the potential health risks your aging loved ones face empowers you to modify your elder care plan in meaningful ways that reduce these risks, combat these health concerns, and manage them should they arise. This gives you greater confidence in your ability to give them the highest quality care…

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Thyroid Cancer

Multiple Sclerosis

Homecare Boca Raton FL-According to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, approximately 400,000 people throughout the United States are currently suffering from MS and around 200 new cases will be diagnosed each week.

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Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Signs and Symptoms of Strep Throat in the Elderly

Elderly Care Winter Haven FL-The fall and winter seasons bring with them many wonderful things, but they also bring increased instance of illness and infection. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of common illnesses can help you to make the right decisions regarding your elderly parent’s care and support so that they can overcome their illness or infection and move forward in a healthier way.

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Signs and Symptoms of Strep Throat in Elderly

Psoriasis

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, around 7.5 million in America have psoriasis. What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a serious skin condition that accelerates the life cycle of skin cells. The sped-up life cycle causes extra cells to pile up on the skin’s surface, creating scales or red patches. If your elder parent has…

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What is Psoriasis

Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

Wondering if you or a loved one has a UTI? You’re not alone. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are one of the most commonly diagnosed infections in older adults. A UTI is an infection of the urinary system. It happens when bacteria in the urethra, bladder, or kidneys is present in the urine. As our population…

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Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

What’s the Difference Between Companion Care and Personal Care?

Many people use the terms companion care and personal care interchangeably, but they’re not exactly the same. They’re both home care services, but one may be a better fit than the other depending on what you and your loved one need. What Is Companion Care? One of our basic needs as humans is social interaction…

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What’s the Difference Between Companion Care and Personal Care

Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year. And with more than 140,000 people dying each year from stroke, it’s the third-leading cause of death in this country, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s important to know the early warning signs and symptoms of stroke so you or a loved…

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Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Why Is Fiber Important in a Senior’s Diet?

Fact or fiction: All fiber is created equal? The answer is fiction. There are two types of dietary fiber, each with a different (and crucial) function in the body. Because fiber is an essential part of a senior’s diet, one of the biggest concerns a family caregiver has is whether a loved one is receiving…

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Why Is Fiber Important in a Senior's Diet