Sleep Awareness Month: Tips to Improve Senior Sleep Patterns

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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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How to Protect Your Senior’s Heart Health During American Heart Month

How to Protect Your Senior's Heart Health

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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Fall Risks for Seniors: What HomeSpark Caregivers Can Do to Prevent Falls

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Too often seniors are injured as a result of falls. Believe it or not, the CDC has found that the leading cause of death and injury among older Americans is falling down. Located in Bryan/College Station, TX, HomeSpark caregivers work with our senior clients in following these precautions to reduce fall risks.

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HomeSpark Care’s Advice On Knowing if Someone Needs Help

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How to Know If Someone Needs Help Questionaire
Aging people are people in transition. The loss of family members and friends, a change in living arrangements or finances, retirement, the loss of driving privileges or even the death of a pet are lifestyle transitions that require the entire family’s attention. Ideally, our elders will ask for our help during times like these, but—as family members have learned— this may not happen. In fact, one aging parent might “cover” for the other, or one aging spouse may decline assistance from the other because he or she feels ashamed and powerless. HomeSpark Care has put together a list of factors keep an eye for when determining if your elderly loved one needs help.

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HomeSpark Care Know the Importance of Pharmacists to Your Aging Adult

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Pharmacists play a role as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team for an older adult. Their role is critical in improving the patient’s care and life. For older adults, it can be helpful to develop a relationship with a pharmacist and use the same pharmacist regularly. As pharmacists learn about an individual’s unique needs and circumstances, they can help provide consistent care and help prevent drug-related problems.

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