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How Does Your Senior’s Doctor Determine the Cause of Her Insomnia?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Feb 14, 2018 | Comments Off on How Does Your Senior’s Doctor Determine the Cause of Her Insomnia?
Home Care in Healdsburg CA: Insomnia

Home Care in Healdsburg CA: While you and your elderly family member might suspect that she’s dealing with insomnia, her doctor may need some more information.

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Four Ways Family Caregivers Can Provide the Very Best Care

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Feb 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Four Ways Family Caregivers Can Provide the Very Best Care
Senior Care in Oakmont CA: Providing the Best Care

Senior Care in Oakmont CA: Being a family caregiver is stressful. It’s also something that millions of adult children do for their parents. They take them to appointments. They drive them to the store. They help pay bills and cook meals. To provide the very best care as a family caregiver, there are things you should avoid and some you should make sure you do constantly.

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What’s the Best Way to Manage High Cholesterol?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jan 31, 2018 | Comments Off on What’s the Best Way to Manage High Cholesterol?
Elderly Care in Cotati CA: Managing High Cholesterol

Elderly Care in Cotati CA: If your aging relative has high cholesterol, they are at a higher risk for heart attack and heart disease. When someone is diagnosed with high cholesterol, the doctor may first suggest lifestyle changes before prescribing cholesterol lowering medications. Or, they may suggest the changes in addition to taking a prescription drug. Wondering how you can help your loved one manage high cholesterol? Here are some tips.

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Tips for Easing Caregiver Stress

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jan 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Tips for Easing Caregiver Stress
Caregiver in Novato CA: Tips for Easing Caregiver Stress

Caregiver in Novato CA: Caregiver stress can be a challenging element of caring for your aging parent. Studies have shown that being a family caregiver puts you at increased risk of not only experiencing stress, but of suffering the potentially serious consequences that can result from the stress.

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What Can Cause Safety Issues for Your Senior Regarding Driving?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jan 17, 2018 | Comments Off on What Can Cause Safety Issues for Your Senior Regarding Driving?
Elder Care in Rohnert Park CA: Driving Safety

Elder Care in Rohnert Park CA: Driving safely means that your senior needs to resolve a variety of potential problems. If she can do so, she may be able to drive for quite some time. Otherwise, you need to start looking for alternative transportation.

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Prevent Chronic Conditions in the Elderly

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jan 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Prevent Chronic Conditions in the Elderly
Home Care in Cotati CA: Preventing Chronic Conditions

Home Care in Cotati CA: The more educated that seniors and family caregivers are about preventing chronic conditions, the happier and healthier their lives become.

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What Can You and Your Family Members Do to Better Understand Your Senior’s Wishes?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jan 3, 2018 | Comments Off on What Can You and Your Family Members Do to Better Understand Your Senior’s Wishes?
Senior Care in Novato CA: Understanding Your Senior's Wishes

Senior Care in Novato CA: Understanding what your aging adult really needs from you and from other family members can help you to put the right tools in place for her. It can take a little bit of work for you to get to that full understanding, though.

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How Can You Get More Done as a Family Caregiver?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Dec 27, 2017 | Comments Off on How Can You Get More Done as a Family Caregiver?
Caregiver in Oakmont CA: Getting More Done

Caregiver in Oakmont CA: As a family caregiver, one of your biggest concerns might be how you can get more done. The tasks just keep piling up and the more you try to get done, the more it seems that you have to do. Here are some tips for coping.

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Tips for Traveling with a Senior Living with Crohn’s Disease or Colitis

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Dec 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips for Traveling with a Senior Living with Crohn’s Disease or Colitis
Elderly Care in Sonoma CA: Travel Tips for Seniors with Crohn's or Colitis

Elderly Care in Sonoma CA: Having ulcerative colitis can feel like every moment of your life is controlled by symptoms or even the possibility of symptoms. If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who is living with this condition, both of you might hesitate when considering the possibility of traveling.

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Ideas for Meaningful Gifts for Seniors with Memory Loss

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Dec 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Ideas for Meaningful Gifts for Seniors with Memory Loss
Elder Care in Sebastopol CA: Gifts for Seniors with Memory Loss

Elder Care in Sebastopol CA: Choosing gifts to give your aging parent for the holiday season can be one of the best parts of your caregiver journey with them. Even if they are suffering from limitations and challenges, you can show your senior how much you are thinking about them and love them by giving gifts that are meaningful and will help them to live their highest quality of life as they age in place.

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