Making Christmas Comfortable for Caregivers & Seniors, Part 1

In an #ElderCareChat conversation on November 7th, participants shared strategies for managing holiday stress, particularly for caregivers of seniors.

At this point, if out-of-town family members have arrived at your home for Christmas, you may need to refer to those ...

 
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The Perfect Gift for Caregivers and Seniors

You can’t buy it, sell it or wrap it, but you can certainly give it: your time. Time is something that lots of people want but either fail to give or receive, probably because it’s not entirely tangible. ...

 
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Senior Proms Come to Assisted Living

All across the country in the month of May, high school students have been attending the event that has become quite a milestone in the life of an American teen: the prom. Besides the high school seniors though, some assisted ...

 
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Fall Prevention Awareness Day: What Seniors, Caregivers Need to Know

Today, September 23rd, is Fall Prevention Awareness Day – appropriately tied to the first official day of the new season.

Although fall prevention efforts should be made year-round, a change of season is a good time to remind caregivers and older ...

 
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Fall Activities at Assisted Living Residences

There’s a chill in the air, nights are getting longer, and many have woken to lawns and roofs glistening with the first frost: fall is almost here.

Though the season’s official start is September 23rd, stores are already ...

 
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Fight the Flu with Healthy Foods

It's peak cold/flu season, folks. I've commenced the season with nasal congestion, a sore throat, and a persistent cough and I just want it to go away.

The cold weather doesn't directly affect whether or not you will get a cold or the flu - it's more of a cause/effect relationship. Bacteria/viruses are the culprits, so if you're spending more time indoors with poor ventilation, the likely ...

 
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