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By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 15, 2020
It should come as no surprise to anyone that all seniors should regularly engage in physical activity, but many people don’t know how much exercise older adults actually need. Some seniors are also concerned they’re going to injure themselves if they try to exercise, which is one of the reasons…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 25, 2019
Millions of people in the United States provide care for a senior loved one. More than half of caregivers report that the role affects their emotional, mental, and physical health. When caregivers endure stress for an extended length of time, they may experience burnout. Preventing the dilemma requires making their…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 18, 2019
The winter holidays offer the perfect opportunity for older adults to spend time with family and participate in fun activities. The friendly staff at Dallas Home Care Assistance want to share an infographic listing a few fun activities you can do with your senior loved one during the holidays. If…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 11, 2019
People all around the world celebrate New Year’s Eve, whether they spend the evening at home with family, online with other like-minded individuals, or at community events with friends. As a family caregiver, you should encourage your senior loved one to bring in the New Year socializing instead of sitting…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 27, 2019
Some hospital readmissions are necessary for seniors, but they can have several detrimental effects. Hospital workers and caregivers can take steps to reduce readmissions, but many times they’re inevitable. Still it’s important to prevent them whenever possible. Here are some of the reasons hospital readmissions are bad for seniors. 1….
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 20, 2019
Socialization is crucial for aging adults, as it can help them stave off isolation and depression and boost their overall health. The friendly staff at Dallas Home Care Assistance has put together an infographic featuring some great social activities to encourage your senior loved one to engage in. In-home caregivers…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 13, 2019
Recovery after a stroke can take months or even years. It’s a slow process that often involves dedication to physical, occupational, and, sometimes, speech therapy. Caregivers can also work with stroke survivors at home to increase mobility and range of motion, enhance neurological function, and prevent depression. Here are some…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 30, 2019
Parkinson’s disease (PD) isn’t always preventable. Still, there are certain lifestyle factors that can contribute to the development of this nervous system disorder. The good news is that some of these factors are controllable to some extent. For this reason, there are natural steps seniors can take to reduce their…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 16, 2019
Many people are under the misconception that dementia is incurable. The truth is dementia isn’t a single disease, and some of the condition’s causes are reversible. If your elderly loved one has developed dementia due to something treatable, such as dehydration, the condition could go away once he or she…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on September 25, 2019
Older adults often live with various diseases and conditions that may require hospitalization at some time. However, statistics indicate that between 20 and 30 percent of aging adults are readmitted to hospitals within 30 days of initial discharge. Family members can play an important role in helping an older loved…