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Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Stress Taking care of a loved one can be very rewarding and demanding all at once. If a caregiver starts to feel as if they are in over their heads or have lost control of the situation, caregiver stress and burnout can start to set in. Caregiver stress is common among family caregivers. One

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Tips For Avoiding Elderly Heat Stroke and Exhaustion

Tips For Avoiding Elderly Heat Stroke and Exhaustion Hot weather is extremely dangerous for anyone! However, seniors are more likely to have adverse effects from extremely hot weather. Heat Stroke and Exhaustion are the most serious heat related illnesses that effect the elderly. So serious, a body temperature of 106ºF or higher for 15 minutes

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Signs Your Elderly Parent Needs Help

Signs Your Elderly Parent Needs Help

Signs Your Elderly Parent Needs Help Warning signs your elderly parent needs help can occur slowly, over a period of time or drastically all at once. Have you noticed your mother’s mail piling up and her bills are not being payed on time? Maybe you have noticed your dad, who has always dressed very sharp

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talking to a loved one about home care

Talking To A Loved One About Home Care

Talking To A Loved One About Home Care Before Home Care is considered for a loved one, family members such as children or grandchildren usually are providing some type of support to assist the loved one with Activities of Daily Living. This assistance could be minor like taking a loved one’s trash to the curb once

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Decrease Hospitalization

How Home Care Can Decrease Hospitalization

How Home Care Can Decrease Hospitalization As we all know hospitalization is extremely expensive. Each year hospitalizations account for one third of the $2 trillion spent on healthcare in the U.S. One of nine hospital admissions are a re-hospitalization.(When a patient is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days) The total cost for these repeat

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One On One Care

One-On-One Care Compared To Facility Care

One On One Care Compared To Facility Care When the time comes to making a decision about a loved one’s care, it can often be difficult deciding what is best moving forward. Most commonly we must make a decision quickly and without having the time to make ourselves knowledgeable of all the available options. Many

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Long Term Care Insurance

The Importance Of Long Term Care Insurance

Long Term Care Insurance About 70% of the population in the U.S. will need Long Term Care at some point in their lives. This is based off of individuals 65 years of age or older. In the year 2000, 10 million individuals needed some form of Long Term Care. Of those individuals, 6 million were

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Mesothelioma

What Mesothelioma Patients Need from Caregivers

What Mesothelioma Patients Need from Caregivers A patient will need considerable help navigating through a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma, but most importantly, he will need a primary caregiver who understands what lies ahead. Medical staff may decide the best course of treatment, but the caregiver often determines just how well that patient lives. Caregivers play

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Veterans Home Care

Veterans Home Care

Veterans Home Care ALN Senior Care & Home Services is honored to announce our partnership with Veterans Home Care. We are so excited about how many lives this may change! Why is this such a big deal? With the assistance of Veterans Home Care, our Veterans or their Surviving Spouse, right here in the Miami

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Could This One Test Save Your Life?

Could This One Test Save Your Life?

Could This One Test Save Your Life? Have you ever heard of a Coronary Calcium Scan? Could this one test save your life? I had not until recently! This makes me very frustrated. As a healthcare professional it is so important we are informed of new preventive testing being offered in the area. Heart disease

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