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Grab bars can help protect seniors from falling in bathrooms.

7 Safety Risks Caregivers See in Homes of Seniors

Making sure your senior’s home is free of common household safety hazards is a critical component for their well-being. Unfortunately, some in-home safety risks can be overlooked by family caregivers and result in senior falls, injuries, and other preventable accidents. Here are seven safety hazards our experienced Visiting Angels’ caregivers commonly encounter in homes of seniors.

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Seniors and caregivers should understand the 4 stages of pneumonia and when to seek medical help.

4 Stages of Pneumonia in Seniors

Anyone can get pneumonia with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Seniors may be more likely to get pneumonia and experience serious complications. Due to these higher risks, older adults and their caregivers need to recognize early pneumonia symptoms. They also should understand the four stages of pneumonia so they can seek prompt treatment from a qualified healthcare provider.

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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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An elderly man and woman sit together on a couch drinking from white mugs. The man has his arm around the woman

The Pros and Cons of Seniors Drinking Coffee – Moderation is Key

Nearly three-quarters of Americans aged 55 and older sipping at least one cup per day according to Statistica. While drinking a few cups may positively affect health, energy and mood levels, too much can cause problems with sleep, hydration and existing health conditions.

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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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An In-home care provider with blonde hair and a blue Visiting angels collared shirt pours a pitcher of water into a glass for an elderly woman

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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