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50 Ways to Bring Seniors Comfort and Joy this Season

For more information on the author, Comfort Keepers, CLICK HERE!  This holiday season promises to look different than any before it for many families. But it can be refreshing and fun to shake up the routine by incorporating new ideas, especially when some of the go-to activities may not be possible...

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Fight the Fall! Understanding Fall Risk & Prevention

For more information on the author, FYZICAL, CLICK HERE! At FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers, fall prevention is the cornerstone of our mission; “Balance” is part of our name after all! The week of September 21st is the start of the fall season, but it also kicks off Fall Prevention Awareness Week....

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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

For more information on the author, BrightStar Care of Venice and Port Charlotte, CLICK HERE! In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, BrightStar Care took a look at the most popular family caregiver activities across the country. Based on national search data from Google, yoga with seniors is...

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ESTATE PLANNING: Are you Prepared?

To learn more about Rowe & Walton, P.C., CLICK HERE. It appears that the COVID-19 pandemic is not going away any time soon!  Now, more than ever, these three basic estate planning tools should be in everyone’s preparedness kit. Trust or Will:  A trust instructs how your assets are managed during your...

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Thanksgiving Recipes for a Healthier Holiday

For more information on Collier Home Care, Click Here.   “Laughter is brightest where food is best.” – Irish Proverb Collier Home Care can provide your loved one with a home health aide (HHA) or a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to protect and keep them independent in their home, but with the holidays...

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Caring For Aging Skin

Fore more information on Gulfshore Home Care, Click Here. As our skin ages, it becomes thinner, which can add to the appearance of wrinkles. We lose fat, elasticity, and moisture. Scratches and bumps often take longer to heal and are more visible. Depending on the sun exposure we’ve subjected our skin...

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The Benefits of Home Care: Help for Families Faced with Long-Term Care Needs

For more information on Heart, Body & Mind, Click here. Deciding what type of long-term care loved ones need when they are no longer able to live totally independently is an important decision that should not be considered lightly. If given the option to live one’s golden years in an institutional setting...

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Meal Delivery For Seniors vs. Senior Home Care vs. Personal Chefs: An Honest Comparison

For more information on Chefs for Seniors, Click Here. Finding the right meal service for seniors can be a challenge with so many options out there.  A family caregiver who recently contacted us at Chefs For Seniors stated in an email:  My mom is no longer cooking for herself and her health is suffering...

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How to Help Seniors Handle the Holiday Blues

To learn more about Lee health, Click Here. Holidays are for making new memories and fondly remembering others. But as we age and loved ones pass or move away, memories that once brought joy may now bring sadness. Laverne Jones, an advanced practitioner registered nurse (APRN) with Lee Physician...

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PERSONAL CARE VS. CAREGIVER COMPANION

For more information on the author, Perfect Solutions for Seniors, CLICK HERE! What is the difference?   When you or your loved one needs care in your home it is important to know the difference between what kind of care is needed.   A caregiver or companion is a person who assists you with light...

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6 Effective Ways to Improve Hearing and Speech Impairments on Elderly

For more information about the author, Rosemarie Tamunday Casanova — RN, BSN, MHA of Right Accord, CLICK HERE!  May is Hearing and Speech month and this months theme focuses on "Building Connections". Hearing and speech are such vital components of human life and communication so much so that the American...

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Dealing with a chronic condition? Here’s how to take control

It’s important to remember that you have a choice. You can feel empowered when it comes to your health. When diagnosed with a chronic health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and osteoarthritis, your choice is whether you are going to enjoy your activities of...

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Stay at Home or Move to a Senior Community?

For more information on the author, Alderman Oaks, CLICK HERE!  By Rusty Blix, Founder and President of Alderman Oaks Retirement Center in Downtown Sarasota. Seniors eventually find they need help to continue enjoying life. Most seniors who are finding it a struggle to live independently, choose to...

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Different Pricing Models For LTCC's

For more information on the author, CarePatrol, CLICK HERE! Senior care communities come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, styles, and pricing models that can be broken down into two main types - rental and entry fee. Within each of those are a variety of contracts, price points, plans, and amenities....

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Am I emotionally ready to retire?

For more information about the author Edward Jones, CLICK HERE! When it comes to the right retirement age, there is no right answer. The traditional retirement age of 65 may not be feasible – or desirable – for you. But what really matters is if you are financially and emotionally ready to stop working....

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5 Low Impact Ways to Stay Active This Winter

For more information on the author, HarborChase of Sarasota, CLICK HERE! Getting enough exercise can be hard enough, but during the winter—with colder temperatures, wind, and (depending on your location) snow—it can be even more challenging. When it comes to choosing between exercising or curling up...

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The Biweekly Mortgage - Who Needs It?

For more information on the author, Paul Andrews, ERA Advantage Realty, CLICK HERE! Have you received an advertisement offering to save you thousands of dollars on your thirty-year mortgage and cut years off your payments? With email spam becoming more pervasive as everyone tries to get rich quick on...

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Holidays without your loved one

For more information on the author, Heidi Brown, Geriatric Care Manager, CLICK HERE! The holiday season is a festive time of year, but it may not feel much like a celebration for people grieving the loss of a loved one. Holidays are an especially tender time for missing those who are no longer with...

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Encouraging Older Adults to Be More Independent

Encouraging Older Adults to Be More Independent Sep 22, 2021 | Caregivers, Eldercare, teleCalm Caregiver Phone Service As we continue to live longer lives than the generations before us, quality of life issues for an aging population become more pressing than ever. AARP reports...

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Exercise as Fall Prevention - 7 Exercises Seniors Can Do

Exercise as Fall Prevention - 7 Exercises Seniors Can Do Integrating exercise into your daily life routine is an important step in fall prevention.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one in four Americans age 65 and older falls each year. Each fall doubles a senior’s risk of falling...

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