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How Home Care for Elderly Loved Ones Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions

There is currently a top priority for hospitals: decreasing readmissions for patients who are at high risk. Healthcare Financial Management Association’s article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions” reports that effective initiatives from hospitals with lower 30-day rehospitalizations are, to a certain degree, the outcome of collaborating with inpatient …

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Elderly Care Tips to Avoid the E/R This Holiday Season

Although naturally we’d like to imagine enjoying a Norman Rockwell-worthy holiday get-together, with all of our family members spending quality time together and Grandma’s traditional holiday feast, the reality for some families instead consists of something unexpected: an emergency room visit. In fact, senior health studies show that emergency room …

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Top Tips for Managing Dementia Confusion in Seniors

Dementia confusion, a prevalent occurrence in Alzheimer’s, can result in recent memories being forgotten or distorted, while memories from the more remote past remain unaffected. This can cause prior periods of time to be more realistic to a senior with dementia than the present. A person’s alternate reality can be …

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Anosognosia: Helping Seniors Who Are Unaware of Their Dementia

“How could you possibly say that I have dementia? There’s not a single thing wrong with me!” If a loved one with dementia expresses comments such as this, you may be thinking to yourself that the senior is just in denial and unwilling to admit such a concerning diagnosis. But …

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Tips for Family Caregivers: How to Pack More Fun Into Your Daily Routine

Countless individuals nationwide have found themselves in a role of providing senior care for an older family member, and although serving as a family caregiver is extremely satisfying in many ways, the everyday tasks involved with senior care can come to be monotonous for both the caregiver and the senior. …

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What Is Palliative Care – and Is It Appropriate for My Loved One?

What initially comes to the front of your mind when you hear the term “palliative care?” For many people, it’s associated with hospice care. The real purpose of palliative care, however, is to give comfort from effects like pain, vomiting and nausea that are a consequence of either a medical …

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Top 5 Treatment Options for Seniors with Mesothelioma

Older adults diagnosed with mesothelioma have a variety of options when it comes to treatment. The type of care your loved one receives will be determined after a doctor or specialist evaluates him or her. Since each older adult’s diagnosis is unique, treatment will vary on an individual basis. While …

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Senior Home Care Experts Share Top COVID-19 Resources for Seniors and Caregivers

Being aware of the best place to turn for the latest, most dependable information on COVID-19, particularly as it relates to older adults and family caregivers, is very important – and can be puzzling. With so many sources and different viewpoints on this subject, our senior home care team wants …

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How Geriatric Care Managers Help Families Navigate Care for a Loved One

We all desire the best for our loved ones – that goes without saying. Yet sometimes when families are involved with an older loved one’s care, feelings about what is best may clash. This can lead family members to work against each other as opposed to working together. This is …

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