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Home Care Enables Holiday Travel With Your Senior Loved One

Home Care Enables Holiday Travel With Your Senior Loved One

You look forward to that holiday trip with the entire family. Maybe it’s been long overdue. So, a holiday getaway is your chance to spend some precious, quality time doing whatever you want. But you worry about bringing along your elderly loved one. Maybe Mom will need help taking medication while staying at an unfamiliar place. Or Dad is prone to falls. You’re concerned the travel may risk the wellbeing of the senior in your life.

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How to Avoid Senior Isolation and Loneliness

How to Avoid Senior Isolation and Loneliness

Isolation doesn’t happen overnight, so it’s important to be proactive at the first signs of loneliness. Here are five ways to combat the dangers of isolation — currently considered a growing health epidemic among older adults — with the benefits of professional companion care:

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Life After the First Fall: How to Plan if Your Aging Parent Has Fallen

Life After the First Fall: How to Plan if Your Aging Parent Has Fallen

The first time an aging parent or loved one falls is terrifying. Even if your parent is lucky enough to survive the incident without serious injury, everything feels shaken. You realize how real Mom’s age and decline have become. She no longer feels like she can trust their own body or the ground beneath her. She worries daily about simple things, like moving around the house. Because 55 percent of falls happen inside the home, with an additional 23 percent outside but near the home, the threat of falling can feel overwhelming and unavoidable. Furthermore, falling is the most prominent warning sign of further falls to come—after falling once, you’re twice as likely to fall again.

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I Was Worried about My Mom After the Holidays. Here’s How Home Care Could Help.

I Was Worried about My Mom After the Holidays. Here’s How Home Care Could Help.

There’s much that a phone call can’t disclose. You call your mom every evening, a lifelong habit that you re-committed yourself to once Dad passed. You live close enough to check in with some regularity, but with life, work and kids, it’s hard to make it more than monthly. You’re attentive to her health and well-being, always asking to be certain she’s keeping up with doctors’ appointments and doing things like taking walks and eating well. Everything seemed fine.

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How Senior Home Care Can Help Restore Your Loved One’s Active Lifestyle

How Senior Home Care Can Help Restore Your Loved One’s Active Lifestyle

If it were up to Leslie Tennyson’s 85-year-old dad, he would be happy to sit at the computer and play games or watch TV on most days. She saw that first-hand after her dad took a tumble last spring and broke a bone in his hip. The spill sent him first to the hospital and then to a rehabilitation center before he could go back to his home in St. Augustine, Florida, with a care plan to continue his exercises.

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