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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 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 enough…

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Why Is Fiber Important in a Senior's Diet

Pulled Muscles in Older Adults

If you are like many people, some of your New Year’s resolutions revolved around getting more physical activity into your elderly 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 Older Adults

What Is 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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What is Glaucoma

Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

Elder Care Lakeland FL-As a family caregiver it is important that you are aware of the risks that your elder parent might face as they get older and are prepared to help them manage those risks throughout their later years. This can help them to avoid serious consequences and complications, improving their overall health, and enabling them to live the quality of life that you know that they desire and deserve.

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Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

How to Protect Yourself From the Flu

Kerchoo! “God bless you!” Oh no! It’s that time of year again – the dreaded cold and flu season. How can we protect ourselves? Did you know that you can be contagious for up to two to three days before you experience any symptoms? This makes it hard to protect ourselves and others. There are…

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How to Protect Yourself From the Flu

What Is a Geriatric Care Manager?

Have you or a loved one had a prolonged hospital stay or, perhaps, multiple hospitalizations within a short time period? Do you or your loved one have a medical “team” comprised of a primary care physician and multiple subspecialists requiring appointments every four to eight weeks? Is your medical appointment calendar filling up or your…

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What Is a Geriatric Care Manager

Tips for Keeping Medical Appointments

Forgot a doctor’s appointment? Forgot to fast for a lab test? In this complicated world of health care, a reliable medical appointment reminder method is essential. Today, few primary care physicians’ offices make referral appointments, and even fewer alert their patients to upcoming appointments or tests at other offices. The task, burden, and benefit of…

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Tips for Keeping Medical Appointments

At 98, Glen Doesn’t Have to Miss Anything

Glen Adams entertains, dates, and carries out charity work at the age of 98 with help from Sonas Home Health Care. Having successfully led a Chicago-based plastics company for several decades, Glen decided to enjoy his retirement in a warmer climate, specifically Willoughby Country Club in Florida. “I had over 400 employees with four different…

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At 98, Glen Doesn’t Have to Miss Anything

How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

Protecting Your Loved Ones from Elder Abuse You have likely heard harrowing stories of elderly people being preyed upon in their own homes by unscrupulous caregivers. We are outraged, and rightfully so, by such despicable behavior, especially by those we have entrusted with the sacred task of “caregiving.” The vast majority of private duty caregivers…

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How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Elder Abuse