Depression and the Elderly: Risk, Symptoms, and Options

Depression and the Elderly: Risk, Symptoms, and Options

We want to make sure that our aging loved ones are doing so happily. But, depression and the elderly are a pair seen all too often. Aging doesn’t have to bring about depression. In fact, there are a few things that families of aging individuals can do to prevent developed depression. Depression and the elderly […]

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Seniors and National Immunization Awareness Month

Seniors and National Immunization Awareness Month

The month of August has been declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as National Immunization Awareness Month. With the growing myth and belief that immunes are responsible for autism, U.S. citizens are starting to choose not to immunize their loved ones to prevent harmful and contagious diseases. In fact, last year […]

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Warning Signs and Prevention of Elder Abuse

Warning Signs and Prevention of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is defined multiple ways. The U.S. Administration on Aging labels elder abuse as ‘any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.’ Unfortunately, this is something that happens every day. The possibility of elder abuse happening […]

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Everyday Risks for Seniors Living at Home Alone

Everyday Risks for Seniors Living at Home Alone

It’s not always obvious when your elderly parent needs help at home. In fact, it’s especially hard for families to recognize the risks of their senior loved ones living at home alone. Seniors may feel obligated to hide their struggles so as not to be a burden. Alternatively, you could be overlooking the signs due […]

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Warning Signs that Your Parents Might Need a Caregiver

Warning Signs that Your Parents Might Need a Caregiver

Senior citizens, like any adults, want to be independent. Even in their old age, they want to remain in control of their own lives, and that’s completely understandable. Still, having some help around the house couldn’t hurt. But as an adult with your own responsibilities, you might not have time to dedicate to helping your […]

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Skin Care Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Skin Care Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Especially if you are like us and live in South Florida, the summers are hot. In fact, they are some of the hottest months of the year. With the heat, obviously, comes the sun and other skin irritants. Although the sun, in moderation, is healthy, it’s not so healthy to our skin. Dryness, irritation, sunburn, […]

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Are Pets for the Elderly a Benefit or Disadvantage?

Are Pets for the Elderly a Benefit or Disadvantage?

Aging individuals may have many disagreements for wanting to leave the comforts of home to live in an assisted living facility. One of these disagreements may be leaving a beloved pet behind. Contrary to what many may believe, pets for the elderly contribute many positive benefits. If you are thinking about moving a loved one […]

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The Basics of Being a Caregiver

The Basics of Being a Caregiver

There is much more to home assistance than most people seem to think. Working as a home care professional gives you unique perspective on certain parts of elderly people’s lives. As a caregiver, you may take notice of things that their families, their friends, and even their doctors may not have. In fact, it’s just […]

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Senior Citizen Discounts in Boca Raton

Senior Citizen Discounts in Boca Raton

The city of Boca Raton has a lot to offer for senior residents, from its country clubs to its beautiful beaches. One of the bonuses of living in Boca Raton is the senior citizen discounts offered by many locations. For a reasonable price, seniors can enjoy movies, dinners, and museums all over the city. However, […]

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Education and Advice about Senior Hearing Difficulties

Education and Advice about Senior Hearing Difficulties

Unfortunately for many, with age comes hearing difficulties. Hearing issues develop over time with age, development of disease, and genetics. Since hearing difficulties may vary, there are many degrees of hearing difficulties. In other words, some individuals may be affected more than others due to the intensity of hearing difficulties. Whatever the intensity, it is […]

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