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6 Steps for Preventing Falls Among Your Older Loved Ones

There are a lot of preventative measures to take to avoid falling and while it may be inevitable, there are steps that every senior should try to take to avoid a fall. At Hope Senior Home Care we provide free home safety assessments to help improve the safety of your home. This article is from the National Council on Aging, we are not affiliated with them, we just like them! Did you know that one in four older Americans falls...

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Is Medicaid’s PACE Program Too Good to Be True?

There are 22 PACE locations in the state of Michigan, each state oversees these programs, they may vary from state to state. PACE (Program of All- inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a wonderful alternative to many traditional care options, keeping loved ones at home and giving them a place where they can get care, meals and participate in activities to keep them social and healthy. PACE permits seniors to live at home rather than residing in a care facility and...

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Cooking for Seniors: How to Make Great Tasting Food for the Senior Palate

Senior nutrition is always a hot topic, especially because as we age our preferences may change or diminish completely. This article from "A Place for Mom", has 9 tips for making senior food better and more interesting for your loved ones. Cooking for Seniors: How to Make Great Tasting Food for the Senior Palate Posted On 01 Jul 2013 By : Sarah Stevenson Healthy senior nutrition doesn’t have to be bland, when you can bump up the flavor. We’ve put together the best...

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How to Tell If It’s Still Safe for Your Aging Parent to Drive

                          One of the hardest things some seniors may face is the risk of no longer being able to drive. While there is no age cut off, many factors can impair driving making it unsafe for some to be on the road.It is our experience that taking away a loved one’s ability to drive feels like taking away their independence. It is often felt that driving is our...

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The Long Distance Caregiver

                        The Long Distance Caregiver By Terri Murphy   Being a long distance caregiver has a unique set of problems.  The emotional drain of being too far from your loved one to provide any direct care can be devastating.  It is hard to describe the fear that envelops you when the phone rings, hoping that it is not yet another crisis with a parent.  It is something that you...

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Relocation Stress Syndrome

Do you have a family member that isn't adjusting well to a new move? It might actually be something a little more serious, there might be a diagnosis for their anxiety, confusion and over all decline. This article from "A Place For Mom" spells out the details of Relocation Stress Syndrome, tips to avoid it and how to help treat it if your loved one is suffering from RSS. Over the past decade, medical professionals have increasingly been diagnosing and...

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The Challenges for the Working Caregiver

The Challenges for the Working Caregiver By Terri Murphy   At a time when companies are trying to increase productivity, reduce their costs and enhance the quality of their products or services, there is a growing crisis in corporations today that is preventing them from reaching their goals.  Few companies realize the implications that working caregivers have on their internal costs and the company’s bottom line.  Still fewer companies even know where to look for these hidden costs.  Only one...

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The Best Residential Flooring Options For Senior Citizens

Preventing falls is often on the top of the list when it comes to family concerns, and it can become a huge undertaking when renovations get involved. One of the biggest topics of concern is flooring and what type of flooring is best suited for a "fall risk" senior. This article from "The Spruce" lays out all of your options, with the pros and cons of each flooring choice. We are not affiliated with "The Spruce" but check them out...

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What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?

Handling and preparing for end of life can be so confusing, it can add to the stress if your loved one hasn't prepared with a will. Although creating a will can be time consuming and a little confusing there are plenty of resources for tips and advice to make that process easier. Here is a  list of reasons to pursue a will and what happens if you have a loved one pass away without a will. This article is from...

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Celebrate Father’s Day with senior-friendly fun

Father's Day is this weekend (June 17th), here are some ideas for your dad (or father figure) that will make his Father's Day the best ever! Another great article from Daily Caring. Celebrate Father’s Day with senior-friendly fun Enjoying a fun activity together or giving a thoughtful gift are wonderful ways to show how much you care about the important men in your life. Get ready for a meaningful Father’s Day celebration with this round up of 18 senior-friendly activity...

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