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Cats and Seniors: A Purr-fect Match

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jun 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Cats and Seniors: A Purr-fect Match
Elder Care in Santa Rosa CA: Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

Elder Care in Santa Rosa CA: June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and it’s the ideal time to consider getting a cat for your aging mom or dad. Cats are especially good company for elderly people as they are not as demanding as dogs and lead a more subdued lifestyle that fits better with seniors who are less mobile.

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FAQs about Post-Stroke Care for Seniors

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jun 6, 2018 | Comments Off on FAQs about Post-Stroke Care for Seniors
Caregiver in Rohnert Park CA: Post Stroke Care

Caregiver in Rohnert Park CA: Strokes can significantly affect an elderly person’s ability to live independently, causing them to need a family caregiver and elderly care services just to remain in their own home. Strokes can cause partial paralysis, loss of balance, vision difficulties, speech problems, memory loss, cognitive challenges, and more. Seniors often reach the point where they need help for even the most basic self-care tasks like bathing or grooming.

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What Foods Do Many Senior Citizens Miss When Planning Daily Meals?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on What Foods Do Many Senior Citizens Miss When Planning Daily Meals?
Home Care in Petaluma CA: Senior Nutrition

Home Care in Petaluma CA: Nutritional needs change as you age. For seniors, the diet should focus heavily on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean meats and seafood options. Foods rich in calcium are also important to lower the risk of osteoporosis.

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Better Hearing and Speech Month

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Better Hearing and Speech Month
Senior Care in Windsor CA: Better Hearing and Speech Month

Senior Care in Windsor CA: People seldom think about how much they depend on their ability to speak or hear properly until they start to diminish. It’s not unusual for elderly adults to suffer from hearing loss or speech disorders due to illness, injury, or age.

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Dangers of Heat Related Illness in Seniors

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Dangers of Heat Related Illness in Seniors
Elderly Care in Novato CA: Dangers of Heat Related Illness in Seniors

Elderly Care in Novato CA: Summer is on its way and temperatures are starting to climb. As the weather warms up, family caregivers and elderly care providers will need to be more mindful of the dangers of heat related illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are aged 65 and older are at a greater risk of suffering from heat-related illnesses.

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How Can You Deal with Family Issues as a Caregiver?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 9, 2018 | Comments Off on How Can You Deal with Family Issues as a Caregiver?
Elder Care in Oakmont CA: Dealing with Family Conflict

Elder Care in Oakmont CA: Family issues can become much larger when caregiving is involved. Here are some ideas for reducing conflict.

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Benefits of Bird-Watching for Elderly Adults

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Benefits of Bird-Watching for Elderly Adults
Caregiver in Sonoma CA: Benefits of Bird Watching

Caregiver in Sonoma CA: It can be a real challenge for an elderly adult that is no longer mobile to fill their days with interesting and stimulating activities. Being with family and friends can help and hiring a home care assistant brings additional companionship. However, when faced with engaging in activities, many seniors fall short and get bored or restless.

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Five Surprising Scams That Target Senior Citizens

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Apr 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Five Surprising Scams That Target Senior Citizens
Home Care in Sebastopol CA: Scams That Target Seniors

Home Care in Sebastopol CA: You’ve seen the IRS/FBI/DMV scam listed in papers and online news sites. You’ve probably heard about lottery and grandparent scams, too. These are common. But, what about scams that don’t get as much attention? How many of these have you informed your parents of?

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Why Is Your Aging Adult so Adamant about Refusing Your Help?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Apr 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Is Your Aging Adult so Adamant about Refusing Your Help?
Senior Care in Petaluma CA: Refusing Help

Senior Care in Petaluma CA: Sometimes you might find that your aging adult really doesn’t want your help. She might go out of her way to avoid it, in fact.

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What Can You Do as a Caregiver in the Late Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Apr 11, 2018 | Comments Off on What Can You Do as a Caregiver in the Late Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Elderly Care in Santa Rosa CA: Caregiving in Late Stage Dementia

Elderly Care in Santa Rosa CA: Caring for an aging adult with Alzheimer’s disease can be one of the most difficult things that you can face in your caregiver experience. For many caregivers, the most challenging part of this journey is late-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

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