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Helping Seniors with Limited Mobility Spend More Time Outside

As the days grow longer, the start of spring invites us to leave our winter retreats and spend more time outside. For seniors with limited mobility, going outside may seem daunting, but with the right support, they can enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities. In this guide, we will explore simple ways caregivers can help seniors with limited mobility embrace…

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The Role of Home Healthcare in Accident Recovery

In healthcare, the importance of allowing patients to recover in their home environment cannot be overstated. Home healthcare, especially for those recovering from traumatic accidents, offers a practical alternative to lengthy hospital stays by providing professionally administered home healthcare and services. This approach not only improves the quality of patient care but also allows for a cost-effective alternative to care…

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How to Use a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Monitoring your blood pressure is a proactive step toward maintaining good heart health. While routine check-ups at healthcare facilities are necessary, there’s a growing recognition of the importance of home blood pressure monitoring. In this guide, we will walk you through the simple steps of how to use a home blood pressure monitor. Choosing the Right Monitor Before diving into…

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How Do I Know if a Home Caregiver is Needed?

As we age, the dynamics of our lives undergo profound changes, and sometimes, those changes may require the involvement of a caregiver, also called a Home Health Aide (HHA). HHAs help perform activities that the patient is no longer able to do unassisted. Whether you are contemplating this decision for yourself or an elderly loved one, it is important to…

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How to Approach the Conversation of Bathroom Safety with Aging Parents

As our loved one’s age, their daily needs, habits, and lifestyles change alongside of them. The conversation surrounding their changing needs and safety becomes increasingly important, but this can often be challenging discussion to navigate. Especially when talking to elderly parents, they may not be completely comfortable turning to their children and asking for help, even when they may know…

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Bathroom Safety with Patients in Mind: Creating Custom Solutions for Each Patient

In home healthcare, every patient is unique. This means, the importance of personalized care plans cannot be overstated. This holds especially true when it comes to ensuring bathroom safety, an essential aspect of daily living.   The Significance of Personalized Care Plans in Ensuring Bathroom Safety When it comes to bathroom safety, a one-size-fits-all approach will likely not be sufficient…

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Flu Prevention through Vaccines and Handwashing

Flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and sometimes lead to complications such as pneumonia, sinus infection, ear infection, or even death. According to the CDC, “most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze…

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Medical Equipment that can Make Recovering from Hip and Knee Replacement or Rotator Cuff Surgery More Manageable

Going through a hip, knee, or rotator cuff surgery can be quite challenging, especially during the recovery phase. Proper recovery after these procedures is vital to restore the joint’s functionality, strength, and flexibility. Thankfully, with modern medical equipment, recovery after surgery is now faster and easier than ever before. Here are the top five types of medical equipment that can…

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How to Support Your Loved Ones Who Have Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects over 37 million Americans. The disease requires daily self-management, which can be both challenging and stressful. If you have a loved one who has diabetes, you may wonder how you can best support them and help them cope with their condition. Here are some tips on how to be a supportive and caring…

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How to Prevent and Treat Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a serious infection of the lungs that can cause difficulty breathing, fever, cough, and chest pain. Pneumonia can affect anyone, but some people are more at risk, such as older adults, children, and people with chronic diseases or weak immune systems. Pneumonia can be caused by different types of germs, such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and it…

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