By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on November 18, 2020

High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and many other serious health conditions, so it’s important for seniors to manage their blood pressure. A doctor may prescribe medication if your aging loved one’s blood pressure is extremely high, but there are also a few steps your loved…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on November 4, 2020

If an elderly relative has recently come to live with you, you’ll quickly realize there are a few basic changes you need to make around the house to better accommodate his or her needs. Start with these tips. 1. Rearrange Living Spaces to Suit Your Loved One’s Needs When you…

Smoking is a powerful addiction that can be challenging to stop at any age, and seniors are often hit hardest by the negative consequences of this habit because they’ve indulged in it for many years. While some seniors may feel as though the damage has already been done, the truth is that stopping the habit now can result in a greater quality of life that extends their longevity. Here are some details about the importance of living a smoke-free lifestyle in the golden years and how to achieve this goal. The Impact of Tobacco on Senior Health Smoking can put seniors at higher risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, and other serious health conditions, which is why…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 21, 2020

Smoking is a powerful addiction that can be challenging to stop at any age, and seniors are often hit hardest by the negative consequences of this habit because they’ve indulged in it for many years. While some seniors may feel as though the damage has already been done, the truth…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 7, 2020

  Many seniors would prefer to age in the comfort of home. However, accidents become more common as seniors begin to face challenges with activities of daily living, such as cooking, light housekeeping, and personal care. Families need to conduct routine home assessments to ensure the safety of their aging…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 23, 2020

Older adults who have had surgery, prolonged illnesses, strokes, heart attacks, or injuries often need assistance during their recovery. Seniors with these and other ailments often require different types of therapy to regain strength, independence, and overall health. Here are a few of the differences between physical and occupational therapy…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 9, 2020

Plenty of seniors have untidy or cluttered homes, but true hoarding is a serious personality disorder that can be very dangerous. Hoarding can result in accidents, injuries, and unsafe living environments, which is why it’s important for family caregivers to identify hoarding behaviors and stop them before they become a…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 9, 2020

  Plenty of seniors have untidy or cluttered homes, but true hoarding is a serious personality disorder that can be very dangerous. Hoarding can result in accidents, injuries, and unsafe living environments, which is why it’s important for family caregivers to identify hoarding behaviors and stop them before they become…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on August 19, 2020

Among the factors that contribute to heart disease are vascular damage, high blood pressure, insufficient sleep, stress, and diabetes. However, the effects of these factors can be minimized, reversed, or even prevented with meditation. Generally, meditation involves fixing the mind on a single object, such as a calming word or…

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