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5 Apps & Technologies that Give Seniors More Control Over Their Health

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Apps and other new technology might still seem unintuitive to some older adults. If your loved one is unfamiliar or uncomfortable with new technologies, then you may be hesitant to make recommendations. However, there are some technologies that help seniors so much, that they’re worth the time and investment to get. Here are five technologies and apps that are worth your time because they’re designed to help seniors regain control of their health and live more independently. (more…)

5 Reasons to be an HHA in 2020

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Brave and compassionate people are needed now more than ever to work within the healthcare industry. Those who choose a career as a Home Health Aide (HHA) do so because they want to help others. In doing so, they experience a number of other benefits, too! Here are five reasons to consider becoming an HHA in 2020: (more…)

How to Celebrate Senior Citizen’s Day

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August 21st is World Senior Citizen’s Day. Ronald Reagan created the day and the United Nations adopted it in 1990. According to the Presidency Project, Reagan intended the day to be about appreciating our seniors and focusing on raising their standard of living. He wanted our communities to be, “places where older people can participate as much as possible and find the encouragement, acceptance, support and services they need to continue living a life of independence and dignity.” Does that inspire you to celebrate World Senior Citizen’s Day? Here are some ways that you can celebrate. (more…)

National Wellness Month

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Did you know that August is National Wellness Month? This celebration is the perfect excuse for seniors and their caregivers to focus on healthy routines, stress management, and self-care. When seniors age, they often find that they are facing new challenges that can derail them even if they have led a very healthy and independent lifestyle. Here are some ways that seniors can get better routines back into their lives. (more…)

The Pros and Cons of Getting a Pet

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When you have a senior loved one, you want to explore every option that might keep them happy and healthy. Many seniors turn to pets to help bolster their emotional and physical health. While pets, especially dogs, have a well-documented benefit on people’s physical and emotional health, there are serious considerations that should be made before jumping into pet ownership. It’s important to look at the pros and cons of pet ownership before deciding to add an animal to your loved one’s family. (more…)

Summer Activities for Older Adults

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Summer Activities for Seniors While Social Distancing

Many older adults feel more limited in the summer than during other seasons. Heat and humidity can be hard on everyone but is especially bothersome for older adults. This year, with social distancing and masks, seniors may feel even less able to get out and enjoy the sun. However, there are plenty of ways to stay cool and safe while still enjoying fun summer activities. (more…)

How Seniors Can Prepare for the Post COVID-19 Reopening and Stay Safe

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Seniors are at increased risk of complications due to COVID-19. As the risk dims for the rest of the world and we begin to open back up again, how can seniors remain safe? First, your local government and health department may have some suggestions to help seniors navigate these difficult times, so you may want to look up local guidelines first. Then, consider these general suggestions to keep yourself or your senior loved one safe during the post COVID-19 reopening. (more…)

Getting Summer-Ready!

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Summer is a delightful time of warmth and joyful activities, but for the elderly and those who care for them it can also be challenging. Many seniors find that they cannot get comfortable in the summer. That’s because as we get older, we have more difficulty regulating our body temperature and cooling down. Plus, many older people develop breathing problems that can become more difficult to handle in the heat and humidity of the summer months. It’s important that seniors have a comfortable home to retreat to when they get tired of the heat. Here are a few ways to better prepare the home so older adults can stay cool, comfortable and safe throughout the hotter months. (more…)

New Ways for You to Keep in Touch with Elderly Parents and Grandparents

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Many families get stuck in the same routine of connecting with their elderly parents. During the COVID-19 quarantine, it is more important than ever to think outside of the box about how to connect with our elderly. Whether they are living at home or in a retirement community, your parents or grandparents are certainly feeling the isolation that we are all feeling right now. The good news is that there are plenty of creative ways to connect with your parents or grandparents, so you don’t risk spreading COVID-19, but also know that they feel reassured that they’re not alone. (more…)

Dealing with Isolation in Quarantine

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Home health aides who live with their clients deal with two unique challenges during quarantine and self-isolation: caring for their client’s mental and physical well-being while also managing their own health and response to isolation.

During this time home health care aides may feel cut off from their normal routine and the people they love as they face the psychological effects of remaining in their workplace 24/7. While the challenges are great, there are ways to deal with isolation in quarantine that can make you, and your client, significantly more comfortable. (more…)