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 Are You Caregiving from a Distance?

Long Distance Caregiving   Planning for your loved one’s care from far away can bring additional stress, so prepare for your next visit with the guidelines below. During the visit, look out for the following behaviors or conditions: How is she functioning in her home? Can she […]

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Tax Deductions for Senior Healthcare

Sally’s son had no idea that he had write-offs  until he asked his CPA.  It was a relief to finally get some reward for the thousands of dollars he was paying for her care. The Center for Disease Control’s National Study of Long-Care Providers report that 700,000 live […]

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5 (Medically Proven) Reasons to Hug Your Loved One as Often as Possible!

Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger. Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness. Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates […]

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Aging Parents and the Winter Blues

Have you noticed your senior loved one experiencing periods of being “down in the dumps?” Many Americans suffer from episodes around the winter holidays but for seniors this condition may persist. My father used to suffer every year from the “winter blues” due to the lack of sun […]

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Purchasing or Leasing Personal Emergency Response Systems

Bernadette lives alone and after a recent fall, the family realized she had no way to contact them or dial 911.  Her daughter started to investigate various emergency alarm products.  In her search, she located a few systems to purchase along with many systems that require a […]

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Free Flu Shots at Your House

The race is on to everyone to get a flu shot this year.  For seniors who have difficulty leaving their house due to physical or emotional resections, UberHealth offers a driver and nurse.  The registered nurse administers the vaccine to a maximum of five individuals ranging from […]

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Helping Your Senior Loved One Adjust to a New Living Situation

It is often difficult for seniors to adjust to a new housing environment. It may be a move from their house to independent/assisted living or memory care. They fear the loss of independence, status, self-esteem, freedom or social contacts. Here are a few ways you can help […]

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19 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp!

Are you worried about keeping your memory sharp? Try a few of these… Walk faster Read a book by a new author Move your TV remote to a new location Rearrange your desk or kitchen Learn a few words of sign language Play a new game Eat […]

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New! Urgent Care Right To Your Door

In-home health care

By: Karen Owen-Lee When your senior becomes ill, you dread packing him or her up for the arduous trip to the emergency room or urgent care clinic. Now there is a fabulous new service that will treat your parent right in their home, it is DispatchHealth. You […]

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How Is Your Loved One’s Driving?

Are you watching how safely your parents are driving? There comes a time when you may notice dents in the bumper or a scratch down the side of the senior’s car. You must step in before a loved one causes an accident, severe or minor.   When […]

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Is a Large Assisted Living or Group Home Right for My Parent?

When the time comes that an elder needs a higher level of care than can be safely provided at home, you are faced with choosing an optimal assisted living community or home.  Yes, a variety of sizes are available, you can research for the most comfortable fit […]

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Medication Recalls

Another resource has been brought to my attention! Hannah was kind enough to write: “I just finished browsing through karenowenlee.com, and I noticed that you provide some great resources for seniors and their loved ones. As someone who helps care for my grandparents, I appreciate you offering […]

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