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Rick on July 19th, 2009

For most of us independence and privacy is an important condition for a comfortable life. We each have our habits and methods of doing things, and life has a rhythm that just “fits” our personalities. But as people age and physical changes occur, we may find ourselves or loved ones dealing with those changes ineffectively. [...]

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Rick on April 21st, 2009

Deciding to entrust an elderly loved one with a stranger is too scary a thought for most people to entertain. In a time when feelings of guilt may be creeping in for having to resort to outsourcing the care of a loved one, the additional worry for their safety can make an already difficult situation [...]

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Rick on April 21st, 2009

As we age, an unstable and unfamiliar environment can not only be confusing – but it can also be detrimental to the health. A stable environment is  one that the senior is intimately familiar with. Examples of these are their own home or the home of a close friend or relative. A stable environment such [...]

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Caregivers at Advanta Home Care should promote and encourage interaction between clients and friends or family members. This interaction can help to slow degenerative disorders and help to maintain communication skills. There are multiple techniques which can be employed to promote the mental health and cognitive state of the client. Use these tips to promote [...]

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As we age, it is important to use nutrition as a step toward preventing the onset of certain illnesses and disorders through the food choices that we make. As caregivers, it is important to emphasize good food choices to elderly clients due to the way these choices can influence the way that we age – [...]

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Rick on April 21st, 2009

Traditional care homes involve a level of independent or dependent care in an environment that houses seniors within a facility. These homes often entail self-contained units in which the senior has access to care from professionals as well as access to meal plans and other amenities. As an alternative to care homes, in home care [...]

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Rick on April 21st, 2009

Respite care is the temporary relief of caregiving duties of primary caregivers of ill or elderly patients. In the short-term, caregiving duties are assigned to another individual or staff member so that the primary provider may have a break from the responsibility of constant care. Caregiving is a demanding job for anyone, but it can [...]

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Rick on April 21st, 2009

When choosing the best senior care program for a loved one, first a family must determine that their elder’s personal needs are. The most important factor to consider is how much a senior is able to do for themselves. When possible, maintaining a certain degree of independence is beneficial for seniors’ overall mental and physical [...]

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Rick on April 20th, 2009

Nobody likes to exercise, but the doctors say we should do it anyway. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out process at all. Elderly care clients do not need any fancy equipment to establish an exercise routine. There are several ways that the [...]

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Rick on April 20th, 2009

One very important task that caregivers in the elderly care sector are faced with is deciding whether or not a client will be safe in the interim between scheduled visits. Since caregivers are often the only person seniors in assisted living programs interact with on a regular basis, the burden of responsibility lies with them. [...]

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