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Fighting Dry Skin as Senior

January 20th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

As we grow older, our bodies begin to change. Once you enter the golden years of your senior life, the changes can introduce challenges that we must address daily. One of these challenges is keeping our skin moisturized. What Causes Dry Skin? As we age our bodies do not produce the same amount of oils […]

The Best Ways to Prevent a Stroke

January 16th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Has your senior loved one had a stroke? Are you looking for ways to prevent a stroke from occurrence or reoccurrence? While there is no way to completely eliminate a stroke, it is important to see that your elderly loved ones get the best care possible and that they look after themselves. Read on to […]

How to Help a Senior with Anxiety

January 15th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

As our parents or elderly loved ones age, they can develop symptoms indicative of depression, anxiety or stress. These conditions are very challenging for them and their caretakers. Anxiety and fear are two main factors that contribute to elders feeling isolated due to several reasons: loss of loved ones, distant relationship with children, loneliness and […]

Common Senior Balance Problems

January 11th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Maintaining good balance as we walk and engage in daily activities is important; however, a senior can sometimes encounter balancing problems that make activities like walking, exercising or just doing daily work, difficult and stressful. Balance problems occur from disease, disorder, or an injury. Here are a few common causes of balance problems: Benign Paroxysmal […]

Cyber Safety for Seniors

January 5th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

The popularity of the internet leads to many opportunities, and serious risks. These risks can be more potent for seniors who did not grow up with this technology. We have found they are more likely to visit a website that is unsafe, or give out their personal information to an unknown source. We believe the […]

Foods That Fight Inflammation

January 4th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Inflammation is one of the body’s natural and generic responses to various forms of harmful stimuli. Although it is usually beneficial as a means of eliminating the source of the original problem and fostering healing, there are many times where a prolonged inflammation can cause chronic issues. This is especially true for seniors or those […]

Signs Of Hearing Loss To Look Out For

December 28th, 2017 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Hearing loss is common in seniors, and it can happen gradually without their knowledge. As professional caregivers, we know how important it is to understand the signs of losing hearing so that it is possible to treat the condition. Alternatively, an aging individual can benefit from wearing customized hearing aids so that they can enjoy […]

The Power Of Positive Thinking

December 20th, 2017 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

It is important for professional in-home caregivers to help senior citizens remain positive during the aging process. Older individuals are often angry or depressed when they require help from caregivers, but we know that having a positive attitude is vitally important for their mental and physical health. Our team of caregivers understands that mental positivity […]

How to Help Your Loved One With Dementia Enjoy The Holiday

December 18th, 2017 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Having a family member or loved one who suffers from dementia is challenging as well as heartbreaking every day of the year. The holidays can present unique obstacles that are especially hard to maneuver. It’s important to strike a balance between adjusting to as well as accepting the ‘new normal’ and continuing the traditions and […]

What is Transitional Care?

December 15th, 2017 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Transitional care is associated with movement from one healthcare unit to another. It allows patients to stay in assisted living premises without having their care interrupted. This area enhances interaction and prevents isolation for the people involved. Older people who have been diagnosed with a chronic or acute illness often need healthcare services in multiple […]