Aging involves changes in health, physical ability and medical risks. On average, older adults in the US tend to be in a healthcare setting about 17 days a year. Given how common (and often necessary) it is for seniors to interact with doctors, it is important to help seniors navigate doctors visits well.
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Checking in with elderly love ones is a must for many. However, with our busy schedules it is easy for it to slip your mind. Therefore, HomeSpark is offering a new WellSpark Program
to check on your loved ones for you to ensure they are in good health and spirits. Taking care of seniors is our passion and we are proud to give back to those who have done so much for their families, communities and country. We will discuss our WellSpark Program
and wellness checks for senior loved ones.
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Only about 28%-34% of people aged 65-74 are physically active. Exercise is essential for good health, but it can be risky if not performed properly. Use these exercises that are safe for seniors to ensure they stay healthy.
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Being a caregiver can be an exhausting and difficult task. It’s important to recognize caregiver burnout and cope healthily. Therefore, we have put together a few coping tips for caregivers.
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The issue of our elderly loved ones refusing to take showers and wear fresh clothes is one that is far more common than most people might believe. Getting to the root of their avoidance is necessary to devise a successful strategy for cleaning up their act. We will discuss what to do when a senior loved one refuses to bathe or change their clothes.
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Having physical limitations while being mentally alert can be especially difficult for seniors. There are ways to cope with this situation, though. We will discuss caring for mentally alert seniors with physical limitations.
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Did you know that a person’s risk of stroke almost doubles every decade after age 55? Caregivers and seniors must be aware of this potentially fatal condition. Many people often ask “What is stroke?” Therefore, we have put together the basics of stroke, the types of stroke and the risks for stroke.
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March is Sleep Awareness Month. Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can greatly affect your senior’s health. For most adults, an average of 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep each night is healthy. However, seniors are often unable to sleep this much due to various sleep-related problems. Therefore, we have put together a few tips to improve senior sleep patterns.
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February is American Heart Month, which is designated to encourage individuals to do the following: learn about, prevent and address heart problems. Since seniors are particularly at risk, it is important that family members and caregivers understand heart disease. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on how to protect your senior’s heart health.
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November is National Diabetes Month! Diabetes meal planning can help seniors living with the disease prevent it from getting worse while protecting their overall health.
Continue reading November is National Diabetes Month: Meal Planning Tips for Seniors with Diabetes!