6Sep, 2017

Helping Your Picky Eater Seniors Maintain a Healthy Diet

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Keeping healthy as one ages can be a daily battle and with juggling doctor appointments and managing new and changing prescriptions, dietary issues are sometimes the last to be addressed. The National Institutes of Health recommend a diet of high quality, nutrient dense foods as the nutritional needs of the elderly change with increasing age. Health problems such diabetes, decreased kidney function and/or cardiovascular disease can mean dietary changes that limit the foods that a senior has been accustomed to eating his entire life. Also certain medications inhibit the absorption […]
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23Aug, 2017

Helping Your Older Relatives Prevent a Fall

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It would seem natural that as people get older and less active, they also reduce their risk for activity based injuries. After all, most seniors don’t do a lot of risky running, jumping, and climbing that can result in dangerous falls, but they don’t have to. As the body slows down, so too does the ability to control your knees and hips and many seniors face instability even while limiting their activities to walking carefully. Falling is, in fact, the leading cause of injuries in seniors which explains why fall prevention […]
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16Aug, 2017

Benefits of Music therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are difficult conditions that make it hard for people to communicate and participate in many everyday activities. Very often, people who suffer from these illnesses have difficulty with words and verbal communication. Music therapy is often an effective way to reach such people, giving them a non-verbal way to communicate. Both listening to music and playing instruments provide Alzheimer’s and dementia patients with a rewarding and creative outlet. Let’s look at some of the benefits of music therapy for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. How Music Therapy […]
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9Aug, 2017

Digital technology is keeping pace when it comes to improving senior care

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In 2016 the leading edge of the Baby Boomers began celebrating their 70th birthday. More often than not,”Aging in Place” resonates as the anthem of “Boomers”. Technology, specifically digital technology, is a viable means of  preserving continued independence for senior adults, and the list of available helpful gadgets continues to grow. Wearable devices, smart phones,and tablets significantly contribute to the health and well-being of today’s senior adults. This fact is no longer questionable; data-driven analytics help seniors, caregivers and concerned family members closely monitor healthcare issues such as medication management, blood pressure,and diabetes. Seniors are beginning to realize the importance […]
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2Aug, 2017

6 Effective Ways to Interact with Someone Suffering from Dementia

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There’s nothing quite more frustrating than trying to communicate with someone who suffers from dementia. This type of brain disorder, which triggers a loss of brain function, is generally progressive and leads to severe communication issues, especially during the last stages. If you’re a caretaker of someone with dementia, it’s easy to become anxious and feel helpless when trying to interact. But take heart. It can be easier when you use the right communication tools. Here are six basic ways you can learn to interact with people who live with dementia, […]
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26Jul, 2017

Understanding Everything There is to Know About Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits

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Introducing Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits It’s interesting that a lot of people aren’t even familiar with Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits. There are lots of reasons why people don’t always get the financial aid that they need and deserve. Sadly enough, one reason is that people don’t always know about all of their options. Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits are substantial enough that they could make all the difference in the world for people in relevant circumstances. Some people might think that because this pension is relatively obscure, it must be new. […]
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19Jul, 2017

The Top 5 Questions About Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits

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If you or a loved one is seeking quality home car services and was an active participant of the Korean War, Vietnam War, or World War II, you may qualify for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits program. But what exactly is that and what can it do for you? If you are looking for resources that will help you obtain the right home care services, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will discuss the top five most common questions about Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits and […]
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12Jul, 2017

Reasons Why You Need to Apply for Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits    

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The VA is a retirement plan specifically designed to help eligible veterans who require financial assistance for home, house, health, or assisted living care.     To get considered as eligible, the veteran should have a record of 90 days of active duty. In case it is the spouse of a veteran applying, she must have proof that the marriage ended due to death of the veteran. Also, the applicant must qualify both financially and medically. Financially, the applicant should have a net worth of less than $80,000 in all their […]
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5Jul, 2017

Caregiver: A Rewarding and Fast-Growing Career

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Helping and caring for others is not only a job of family members, but professionals as well. The increase in people who live longer in return necessitates others who can take care of them. This year, the life expectancy average in the United States is 79 years, which is great news for aging individuals and those who love them. Of cours,e that also means families have to increasingly rely on others to help take care of their loved once. And that’s exactly why caregivers are amongst the fastest growing occupations […]
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28Jun, 2017

The Financial Benefit of Applying for Aid & Assistance or Housebound Pensions

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If you have a pension through the Department of Veterans Affairs, either as a veteran or as a survivor, there are two other potential levels of pension depending on your medical needs. An additional Aid & Attendance allotment for qualified medical conditions that require assistance for day-to-day activity or live-in care, and a pension supplement designated as ‘Housebound’ for disabilities that limit your mobility to your home. If you or a loved one qualify for either of the additional levels of pension (and individuals can only qualify for one at […]
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