Cleaning may seem like an easy task with little question as to how to do it properly. However, with the threat of COVID-19 still present, understanding some important facts can help keep you and your family safe. Therefore, we have put together some tips for keeping your home COVID clean.
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Seniors crave social connection as much as the rest of us, especially since the isolation COVID-19 has brought. Unfortunately, sometimes they are less able to verbalize their feelings as well as they used to or are self-conscious about slower speech or reduced memory. Some extra effort may be needed to strike up a conversation with them. It’s important to try not to treat them differently. Realize that they have had rich experiences, which can tap into and learn from during our time with them. Your honest and loving curiosity about their lives will both help to trigger memories for them as well as provide a natural path for conversation. We have put together a few tips for communicating with seniors.
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In the United States, approximately 40% of people over the age of 65
experience age-related memory impairment. Memory and mental health are closely connected. Helping seniors stay sharp can also improve their quality of life. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on how to help seniors maintain their minds and memories.
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Seniors face many transitions. For those who have been independent for a long time, an increased need for assistance and support can be especially challenging. It’s important to ease seniors’ transitions. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on helping seniors through transitions in aging.
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Con artists often target seniors through the phone, mail or internet. Therefore, we have put together a few tips for seniors on how to avoid scams.
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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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The holiday season is upon us! Many of us are planning parties, holiday visits and gift shopping. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with those we love as we reflect on the past year and await a new one. However, for many seniors, being happy during the holidays can be a struggle. This is particularly true if they are far away from family members. Fortunately, there are many activities and strategies for giving your beloved senior a sense of holiday joy. We will discuss how to brighten the holidays for your senior.
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Hidden home hazards can make your elderly loved one’s life more challenging and put them at greater risk of injury. Low budget home modifications can make a significant difference. Making inexpensive home improvements can increase senior safety and comfort. Our team here at HomeSpark has compiled a checklist of low budget home modifications for seniors and loved one’s to follow!
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