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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 are 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

What Is Respite Care?

At Sonas Home Health Care, we understand it’s a gift to take care of your mom, dad, or other loved one when they need you. They’ve taken care of you, it’s nice to be able to return the favor. But being the primary caregiver to a loved one can also take a toll on you…

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What Is Respite Care

Pulled Muscles in Seniors

If you are like many people, some of your New Year’s resolutions revolved around getting more physical activity into your senior care routine with your loved ones. While getting more active is a fantastic way to help your parents lose weight, increase flexibility and range of motion, support better mobility and balance, and improve their…

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Pulled Muscles in Seniors

Shingles

Much time each year is spent on educating seniors on the importance of receiving flu vaccinations. However, very little time is spent on educating seniors about shingles. According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 out of 3 people will develop shingles in their lives with approximately 1 million new cases presented annually. Half…

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What Is Shingles

What is Glaucoma?

Homecare Tampa FL-January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. This is the ideal opportunity for you as a family caregiver to learn about this eye disease and how you can help your parent to reduce the risk that they will develop it and how to care for them properly if it does develop it during their later years.

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Glaucoma in Seniors