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Dos and Don’ts for Exercising with Osteoporosis

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jun 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Dos and Don’ts for Exercising with Osteoporosis
Elder Care in Santa Rosa CA: Exercising with Osteoporosis

Elder Care in Santa Rosa CA: Mom has been having a tough time lately. She has osteoporosis, and she feels like she can’t do any of the physical activities she used to do because she is afraid she will fracture a bone.

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Is Your Parent Considering Using a Hearing Aid?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jun 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Your Parent Considering Using a Hearing Aid?
Caregiver in Petaluma CA: Hearing Aids

Caregiver in Petaluma CA: Your senses are how you interpret and interact with the world around you, and when one of those senses is compromised, it can be difficult to adjust. For your elderly parent, it is likely that they will be dealing with diminished acuity of their senses as they age.

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Helping a Parent with Cataracts

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jun 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Helping a Parent with Cataracts
Senior Care in Sonoma CA: Cataracts

Senior Care in Sonoma CA: A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that occurs as the lens becomes less flexible with age and the protein found in the lens clumps together. It is extremely common, affecting more than half of the American population by the age of 80.

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How to Prevent Hip Fractures

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 31, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Prevent Hip Fractures
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Home Care in Petaluma CA: Hip fractures are one of the most serious injuries a senior can suffer. The recovery is difficult, and sometimes lengthy.

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Can Seniors Develop Eating Disorders?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Can Seniors Develop Eating Disorders?
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Elderly Care in Cotati CA: When family caregivers are focused on elderly care, there are lot of things to worry about. From grooming and hygiene to meals and social activities, elderly loved ones require plenty of assistance.

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How Can You Learn to Take Care of Yourself as a Family Caregiver?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 17, 2017 | Comments Off on How Can You Learn to Take Care of Yourself as a Family Caregiver?
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Caregiver in Sebastopol CA: Taking care of your elderly loved one may feel like an easy task now, but are you taking care of yourself? If you aren’t, you need to look at that situation before you are forced to by other circumstances.

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Mental Health Month: 5 Senior Statistics That May Surprise You

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Mental Health Month: 5 Senior Statistics That May Surprise You
Elder Care in Santa Rosa CA: Mental Health Month

Elder Care in Santa Rosa CA: The stigma surrounding mental health issues is slowly fading as many brave people are publicly sharing more about their own experiences.

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Tips for Effective Hand Hygiene

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips for Effective Hand Hygiene
Senior Care in Sebastopol CA: Tips for Effective Hand Hygiene

Senior Care in Sebastopol CA: Throughout the United States, 71 percent of people say that they use proper hand hygiene practices regularly, but 58 percent also say that they have witnessed others leave public restrooms after failing to wash their hands, and 39 percent say that they do not wash their hands after they blow their noses, sneeze, or cough.

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How Does Your Loved One’s Doctor Diagnose Incontinence and Other Urinary Tract Issues?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Apr 26, 2017 | Comments Off on How Does Your Loved One’s Doctor Diagnose Incontinence and Other Urinary Tract Issues?
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Home Care in Rohnert Park CA: Sometimes not knowing what to expect when your loved one brings up urinary issues with her doctor can be enough to keep her from having the conversation. This information might help her to relax.

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Menu Modifications for Chewing-Challenged Seniors

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Apr 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Menu Modifications for Chewing-Challenged Seniors
Elder Care in Novato CA: Menu Modifications for Chewing Challenged Seniors

Elder Care in Novato CA: Most people take the daily actions of chewing and swallowing for granted, but there are many seniors that experience a lot of problems with these two simple movements.

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