Posts Tagged ‘assisted living’

Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner and Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and what better time than before Thanksgiving? If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with a diabetic condition, you know that the holidays can be a real issue. And since yams, marshmallow toppings, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce are on the menu, Thanksgiving dinner and diabetes pose a major…

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Essential Lifestyle Changes For Arthritis

If you have a loved one with arthritis, you know how painful and debilitating the disease can be. While a good doctor or health team can do a lot to help, everyday habits are a huge factor, too. It’s worth taking a look at what your loved one does (or doesn’t do) in their everyday…

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5 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain (That Are Actually Effective)

One of the myths about getting older is that you have to just grin and bear chronic pain because it’s part of life. Actually, it’s not. While there are any number of physical conditions that can come with age – and can be chronically painful – there are ways to manage chronic pain that can…

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How to Deal With Macular Degeneration

When people hear that their loved one has received a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the first reactions is fear. And it’s a legitimate fear, too; AMD is the leading cause of severe loss of vision in Americans age 65 and older. That said, there are ways to deal with macular degeneration…

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Understanding Elderly Wound Care

Whether you or your loved one are living at home or in a skilled nursing or assisted living community, you need to know about elderly wound care. Some people think that chronic wounds in the elderly are mostly a problem with nursing homes. Unfortunately, they’re not. Why? Because seniors are more likely to have a…

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What is Palliative Care for Seniors?

The incredible advances made by modern medicine mean that the average American can expect to live a lot longer than his or her grandparents lived. While that’s an amazing thing, it also means that there are a lot more older Americans dealing with chronic illnesses. That’s where palliative care for seniors comes in. What is…

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