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In Home Care for Seniors in Cedar Valley, IA
In Home Care for Seniors in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 25, 2017

As your elderly loved one grows older, he or she may begin to experience mental, emotional, and physical changes that cause him or her to depend on others for assistance. However, these changes do not prevent your loved one from living at home as long as he or she has help from a caregiver. Here are some of the top reasons seniors need in-home care.  1. Difficulty Aging in Place…

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Super Foods for Seniors in Cedar Valley, AI
Super Foods for Seniors in Cedar Valley, AI
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 11, 2017

No one can reverse the aging process, but it can be slowed down by following a proper diet. Filling your senior loved one’s meals with nutrient-dense superfoods can reduce the risk of many different age-related diseases and chronic disorders. These five superfoods are excellent options for older adults who want to look and feel their best in their senior years.  1. Beets Beets are filled with some of the most…

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Prominent Qualities for Professional Caregivers to Possess in Cedar Valley, TX
Prominent Qualities for Professional Caregivers to Possess in Cedar Valley, TX
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on November 27, 2017

Trusting someone to provide excellent care to your elderly loved one may be difficult to do, which is why your family should take time to choose the right person for the job. The in-home caregiver may spend a lot of time with your loved one, perhaps even more than you or other family members do, so you should choose someone who boosts your loved one’s mental, physical, and emotional health….

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Healthy & Delicious Thanksgiving Foods for Aging Adults in Cedar Valley
Healthy & Delicious Thanksgiving Foods for Aging Adults in Cedar Valley
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated with tasty meals shared by friends and family, but some Thanksgiving treats can be a little unhealthy. To keep seniors from missing out on all the holiday fun, it is important to include healthy foods in your Thanksgiving feast. Many traditional Thanksgiving treats can easily be a part of a healthy diet. Serve these six delicious and nutritious options at your next Thanksgiving meal. 1. Sweet…

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Elder-Exercising
Elder-Exercising
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on October 23, 2017

Many seniors think they do not need to exercise in old age. However, exercise is not just useful for seniors who want to bike for miles or compete in weightlifting competitions. Regularly exercising has plenty of benefits that can enhance overall quality of life. Seniors who exercise can enjoy these great advantages.  Lowers Blood Pressure Exercising strengthens the circulatory system. Seniors who do cardio exercise strengthen their heart so it…

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6 Reasons Respite Care is Needed for Family Caregivers in Cedar Valley,
6 Reasons Respite Care is Needed for Family Caregivers in Cedar Valley,
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on October 9, 2017

Even if your senior loved one is relatively sharp and healthy, caregiving could eventually impact your physical and mental health if you aren’t careful. Respite care provides the chance to focus on your own needs and happiness. Getting help from another caregiver or family member for just a few hours every month might be all you need to rebalance your life.  1. Relieves Stress The Caregiver Action Network claims stress…

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5 Initial Signs of Alzheimer's to Keep a Lookout For in Cedar Valley, TX
5 Initial Signs of Alzheimer's to Keep a Lookout For in Cedar Valley, TX
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on September 25, 2017

As your elderly loved one ages, his or her cognitive abilities may begin to decrease. However, knowing the signs associated with age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s could help your loved one get treatment and slow the progression of the disease. Here are some of the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s.  1. Memory Loss  Memory loss does not include forgetting someone’s name and instantly correcting the issue. When pertaining to Alzheimer’s…

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7 Tips to Avoid Burnout for Caregivers in Cedar Valley, IA
7 Tips to Avoid Burnout for Caregivers in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on September 11, 2017

Caring for an elderly loved one can end up taking a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. If you’re feeling fatigued, depressed, or overwhelmed, keep in mind these are common signs of caregiver burnout. Here are a few ways to care for yourself and prevent burnout. 1. Talk to Other People If you’re feeling stressed from caregiving, talk about it with friends or family members. Talking about your…

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By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on August 28, 2017

Seniors are at a higher risk of developing various age-related illnesses, including dementia. However, there are changes they can make to lower the risk. Here are some of the things you can do to help your loved one stave off dementia.  Discourage Smoking It can be difficult for seniors who have smoked most of their lives to quit, but smoking puts them at a higher risk of developing dementia. Smoking causes the arteries to narrow and blood pressure to rise, which has a negative effect on brain function. To help your loved one stop smoking, encourage him or her to engage in activities such as painting or playing cards when the urge to smoke arises. You should also have healthy…

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By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on August 14, 2017

At some point in an older loved one’s life, he or she may need in-home care. A senior might be recuperating from an illness or an injury or might develop dementia that inhibits him or her from living independently. Allowing an elderly loved one to receive assistance while remaining at home offers many benefits.  1. Allows Seniors to Remain in the Comfort of Home In-home care enables seniors to remain in a familiar environment surrounded by personal belongings. This factor is especially helpful when caring for seniors with dementia, as the home setting encourages calmness while preventing confusion. Ill or injured older adults heal faster when living in the comforts of home.  Many seniors prefer aging in place over moving…

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