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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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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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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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New: Visiting Pharmacist!

~By Karen Owen-Lee Many seniors have various doctors prescribing medications and there is no one cross-referencing their drugs, doses, and interaction.  Especially if different pharmacies are being utilized at one time.  Now, there is innovative service that Amy Panza, Doctor of Pharmacy has started Med Formation – The first […]

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Handling Difficult Conversations with Seniors

When you had children, you had to talk to them about the “birds and the bees” – or now it is drugs and social media.  You did it and you survived. But now, you have the opportunity to talk to your parents about sensitive subjects.  You are talking about issues […]

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10 Signs Your Senior Is In Trouble

The majority of aging parents want to stay put or say, “I don’t want anyone in my house.” This is understandable after the many changes they are enduring; they have owned their home nearly 40 years and now their adult child is telling them they have to […]

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“I Am Staying In My Home Until I Die!”

~By Karen Owen-Lee, “The Senior Expert” Now, you are in a pickle! Your aging parent has had a change in their condition and you are worried about them living at home. You bring up the subject of moving to independent/assisted living or memory care facility and they come […]

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