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.
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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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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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