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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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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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Solutions for Overcoming The Change in Your Loved One’s Health

You may have started this uncomfortable journey with a sense of duty and pride, but now you are exhausted and want to escape. Two years before my mother was diagnosed with brain, lung, bladder and liver cancer, I knew something was terribly wrong. She was a professor […]

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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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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! Grab Bar With Table

The Able Tray provides a safety handle with attached multi-use table that pivots 360 degrees. It is supported by an ergonomic safety support that fits under easy chairs, couches and lift chairs. This product may be purchased through amazon for around $130. Product description: Ergonomic Safety Handle […]

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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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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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You and Your Difficult Aging Parent

sad senior citizen with daughter

  Julie, a client with an aging parent, was in tears. “I just cannot make my mother happy, she says I am awful and do not care about her.” Julie recently moved her mother into her home along with her husband and four children. Her mother had […]

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5 Health Warning Signs for Seniors

A senior’s health may decline without friends and family noticing. Check for proper nutrition containing fresh produce, daily hygiene consisting of bathing and dressing, active social interactions, correct dosage and administration of medications in addition to overall mental health changes. Daily or weekly monitoring of these areas […]

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