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5 Ways Seniors Can Stay Active During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Although it’s important for older adults to protect their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also vital they stay physically and mentally active. However, it can be challenging to find appropriate social distancing activities for seniors. Here are five ways seniors can stay active while following social distancing guidelines.

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6 Creative Ways to Communicate While Maintaining Social Distancing with Seniors

Keeping seniors and other vulnerable populations safe through social distancing is absolutely vital as COVID-19 spreads. Although it can be tricky at times, there are plenty of ways to help elderly people stay socially connected and not fall prey to feelings of loneliness and social isolation.

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Live-in or 24-Hour Care Allowing Elderly Adults to “Age in Place” in Their Homes

It’s difficult to care for a loved one, especially when you work, live far away, and/or have children that require care and attention. And as your aging parents’ needs and demands increase, you can’t always be on call 24/7 to help them. You may try to schedule regular visits from caregivers and family members to attend to their needs.

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Part 3: Expert Advice When Caring for a Loved One with Lewy Body

A Lewy body dementia diagnosis can be overwhelming. But you’re not alone. Debra Desrosiers has been in the home care industry for over 14 years. She is a certified trainer and consultant in dementia and Alzheimer’s issues, and has volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Association for over a decade. These are her expert tips to help a loved one with Lewy body.

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Explaining the Costs and Benefits of Respite Care

Families in need of home care often look inward to help their loved one. But it’s a turbulent journey for family caregivers, and like anyone else, they need a break. Burnout is real and so are its consequences. That’s why families often seek respite care. This guide will outline the benefits and costs of respite care so you can better understand this invaluable resource.

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5 Early Warning Signs of Pneumonia in a Senior

Unfortunately, many tell-tale signs commonly associated with pneumonia in adults under the age of 65 are often not present in older adults. Older adults often have fewer and more mild symptoms. For example, the phlegm-ridden cough and high fever accompanied with teeth-chattering chills often associated with pneumonia is often non-existent in older adults. So we have to look for other signs.

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