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National Family Caregivers Month

With the holidays around the corner, our hearts and minds are turning to the individuals in our lives for whom we are most grateful. Family caregivers are often overlooked and sometimes taken for granted, but they are special individuals who deserve gratitude. For this reason, November is known as National Family Caregivers Month.

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The True Impact of Elder Care on Family Caregivers

If you’re providing care for a loved one who is living with age-related challenges or disabilities, you’re not alone. At Visiting Angels®, we’re proud to offer care that supports elderly adults as well as any family members or close friends who are involved in their care.

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The effects of anxiety and how families can help seniors manage symptoms

4 Steps to Help Seniors Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is often characterized by unbearable worry, phobia, obsessive thoughts, or panic attacks. But it is NOT a normal part of aging. In fact, it can signal a mental health disorder that can have a significant negative impact on your senior loved one’s health and wellness if left untreated. Here are some tips family caregivers can use to help their senior loved one manage anxiety and get the treatment they need.

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Maintain a Healthy Routine for Seniors During COVID-19

While the sudden changes created by COVID-19 are preparing us all for a “new reality,” it’s also important to instill normal routines and schedules for seniors during this time of uncertainty.

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Talk to your senior loved ones about the importance of precautions during the coronavirus pandemic.

How to Talk to Seniors About COVID-19 Precautions

The coronavirus pandemic has caused family caregivers to feel more anxious about their elderly loved ones’ health and safety — especially when some seniors are refusing to change their behaviors or take COVID-19 seriously. However, there are a several things family caregivers can do to protect senior loved ones and help them understand why coronavirus is a cause for concern.

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age-related loss, managing the process of grief

Helping Your Senior Loved One Manage Aging-Related Loss

The aging process, unfortunately, is not always ideal. Getting older has been referred to as “a succession of losses.” Age-related loss can range from deafness to dementia to the death of a good friend. Age-related loss is hard to handle, but you can help a senior loved one avoid harm and find some peace by recognizing and managing the process of grief.

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