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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Part of the joy of the holidays is making memories together. Senior mobility and energy may be limited, but making simple crafts at home are special ways to brighten the holidays. Therefore, we have put together a few fun crafts to do with elderly loved ones during the holiday season.
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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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At HomeSpark, our team is dedicated to helping veterans who have proudly served our country to get the benefits they deserve. We have a new VetSpark Program
with all the resources you need right here for Veterans Aid & Attendance to remove the hassle and make it easier for you.
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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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Staying active in the community is great for senior health, both physically and mentally. Therefore, we have put together a list of upcoming local senior-friendly events in the Bryan/College Station area.
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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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