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Reducing Stress During COVID-19: Helpful Habits You Can Start Today

Talk to a friend, family member or caregiver, and they’ll likely admit that stress is a part of their daily lives. In fact, more than one in three people worldwide report experiencing a lot of worry (39%) or stress (35%) during the day, according to Gallup’s 2019 Global Emotions Report. Especially for...

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In the Times of COVID, Advance Directives are More Important Than Ever!

Big discussions now save bigger headaches later. Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, Advance Directives – these are all intimidating concepts. It’s no wonder many people avoid, or put off for too long, the execution of these important legal documents. These are necessary items for folks of...

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How COVID-19 could forever change healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. While we continue to hope that some of those changes will eventually go away, there are some—namely in the area of healthcare—that are likely to stick around well after the pandemic. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, some...

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Quick Guide to Understanding the Different COVID-19 Vaccines

The past year has been challenging for most people, and particularly those with elderly loved ones. The COVID-19 vaccine, however, has been approved in record time, and is now being rolled out around the country. With so many different COVID-19 vaccine companies sending their products to market, how...

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Coronavirus Myths and Facts: Knowing the Difference May Save Your Life

New Evidence Warrants New CDC Precaution: Face Coverings  F.E.A.R. can be an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. We experience fear when our thoughts scare us, say the experts. Surely, there’s plenty to be fearful of during these unprecedented, frightening times surrounding the novel coronavirus....

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How to Care for the Family Pet During COVID-19

It seems like every day health experts issue another safety recommendation to help us prepare and deal with the coronavirus. As we continue to plan for the uncertainties of COVID-19, here are some tips for making our pets part of our preparedness plan, too. Thankfully, amid all the worrisome news there’s...

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Create Your Own Wellness Routine: Food, Nature, Creativity, Physical/Mental Health

We’re all spending more time at home these days, and many of us might be missing the structure of our normal day-to-day activities – waking, working, eating, and keeping ourselves healthy with exercise, the right kind of food and mental stimulation. But there are actually plenty of positives here! In...

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Emergency Care Still Critical – and Safe – During COVID-19

The change in how we’re living these days is intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.  But our “new normal” has also had an unintended effect: Many people experiencing symptoms of a life-threatening illness are delaying treatment at their local emergency department for fear of contracting COVID-19....

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In-Home Healthcare May Be the Secret To Keeping Seniors In Their Home Longer

In Utah, family caregivers are the backbone of caregiving. Every child wants to help their aging parents live a comfortable life while staying in their home, but is it really possible? Aging is a fact of life. When our parents are in good health, we rarely worry about the effects of aging.  However,...

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What Should I Know About COVID-19 Vaccines For Elderly Adults?

Now that vaccines are available to fight the COVID-19 virus and are now being distributed to health care workers and at-risk adults, many seniors will soon be able to be vaccinated. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet and social media regarding vaccines for elderly people...

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Self-Care for Seniors During COVID-19

As they age, seniors face a litany of new challenges to their well-being. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world, seniors are among the most vulnerable population to the deadly virus. Along with monitoring their physical health, seniors are being encouraged to support their mental health....

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The One Appointment You Should Schedule with Your Doctor This Year

Why is prevention so important? I firmly believe that when you see a doctor regularly, your health improves. An annual wellness exam is all about preventing illness. Seeing your doctor once a year gives the opportunity to talk about your specific family history and helps in assessing your risk for cardiovascular...

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Elderly disabled residents finally get COVID vaccine

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Vice President of Brightstar Care Susan Nimnuan, has been pushing to get in-home and homebound patients the COVID-19 vaccine. When she first started her efforts she didn’t think that day would ever happen. Until it did, her dream was also a reality for the Olivieri’s who have been...

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Home Hospice Helps Dementia Patients and Reduces Caregiver Burden, Pilot Project Finds

In a study of older patients with advanced dementia living at home in Israel, researchers found that hospice care was associated with a significant improvement in caregiver burden, perceived symptom management, and satisfaction with care among participants’ families. The authors believe research such...

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When to Refer a Patient to Hospice

Health care specialists are sometimes uncertain whether their patient may be eligible for hospice services. VITAS offers several solutions to help clinicians better recognize when a patient has transitioned to this phase of life. In general, hospice should be considered with any of the following: ...

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7 Things to Know About Advance Directives for Your Patients

The most effective strategy for identifying what your advanced illness patients want near the end of life is to have goals-of-care conversations early, regularly and matter-of-factly. VITAS can help. So can these seven key points about advance directives, the written documents that outline a person's...

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Health and Wellness for Seniors

Caregivers can help seniors maintain health with proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle habits. Caregivers can play a large role in helping seniors maintain their health with proper nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle habits. Benefits of exercise in older age: Increases mental capacity...

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Why Do We Feel Bad About Feeling Bad?

The Cruel Truths About Mental Health Stigma I remember the first time I encountered it. I was young, maybe 8 or 9, and it happened shortly after my best friend’s father shot himself in the woods outside of his home. As you can imagine, this was a horrible, terribly confusing experience, especially...

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Mitigate the Risk: The Power of Pre-Planning

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that you never know what is going to happen next. In the midst of all the uncertainty and challenges this year has brought, you may have found yourself feeling overwhelmed, confused, and frightened of what the future could hold. Life shouldn’t have to be that way....

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Loneliness: Why It Happens & What You Can Do About It

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about loneliness, mostly because like other “diseases of despair” (suicide, opiate overdoses, and alcohol-related deaths), it has become epidemic. As a baby boomer who didn’t dwell much on this issue until recently, I find myself thinking about my childhood and adolescence....

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