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How Can I Manage Pressure Sores in Aging Loved Ones?

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Learn how to best manage pressure sores in aging loved ones.

Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, affect nearly one in every ten older adults, and are even more frequent in people who smoke, are living with a chronic disease like diabetes, or who have fragile or thin skin. Not only are bed sores very painful, they can also evolve into extremely dangerous infections. That’s why it’s vital to learn how to effectively prevent and manage pressure sores in aging loved ones. Read more

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Helpful Tips for Managing Bruising In Seniors

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Managing bruising in seniors can be challenging, but these tips can help!

Of the countless changes that occur as people grow older, bruising in older adults is one that can be alarming for family members to see in their loved ones. Conferring with the aging loved one’s physician about any health problem that arises is vital, but bruising in seniors is actually very common. Bruising in seniors often results from the thinning of the skin and a reduction of fat that is normal with growing older. Something as minor as a mild bump to older skin can lead to much more prominent bruising versus younger skin, which is why managing bruising in seniors is so difficult. Read more

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Time Management for Caregivers: Holiday Edition

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Endeavor can help with time management for caregivers this holiday season.

The holidays are a great time to reunite with friends and family, but it’s not always a relaxing time of year. Time management for caregivers during the holidays isn’t easy. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season, from shopping to social gatherings to family get-togethers, can be incredibly stressful, and when you have a loved one to care for, your own obligations can fall by the wayside. Read more

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Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips to Remember During the Holidays

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Self-care for caregivers is particularly important during the holiday season.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! However, for the millions of people in the U.S. who care for an aging loved one, the upcoming holidays may feel more like the most stressful time of the year. Finding time for yourself may have been relegated to the very bottom of your to-do list, but the home care team at Endeavor In Home Care would like to challenge you to think again and reprioritize caring for yourself! Read more

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Communicate With Seniors With Alzheimer’s: Stage by Stage

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Learn how to communicate with seniors with Alzheimer’s at different stages of their condition.

Even the most simple needs can be a struggle to communicate for aging adults with Alzheimer’s disease. As a family caregiver trying to communicate with seniors with Alzheimer’s, you may feel at times as though you’re trying to solve a puzzle in determining how to meet the needs of someone you love and ensure life is as fulfilling, safe, comfortable, and enriching as can be. Read more

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Alzheimer’s Communication Tips: Nonverbal Communication

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Learn these nonverbal Alzheimer’s communication tips to help communicate more effectively.

Trying to connect with an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s through conversation, particularly in the middle and later stages, is often a challenge – both for you and for the person with Alzheimer’s. Brain changes affect the ability to listen, process, and respond appropriately to conversations, and it’s up to us to put into action innovative Alzheimer’s communication tactics to more effectively interact with a loved one with dementia. Read more

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Help Manage COPD Symptoms with These Tips

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Following these tips can be vital in helping to manage COPD.

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, can refer to two lung diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Essentially, someone’s breathing is greatly hindered by an obstruction to airflow. Frequent symptoms include an excessively wet cough, wheezing, tightness in the chest, and shortness of breath, making it crucial to learn how to effectively manage COPD symptoms for optimal health. Read more

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Ease COPD Symptoms with These Exercises

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These exercises can help ease COPD symptoms.

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can make every day a challenge. However, there are breathing exercises that can help ease COPD symptoms and improve quality of life. These exercises help strengthen the abdominal muscles and diaphragm so those with COPD can take in a higher level of oxygen and put less effort into breathing. Read more

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What Are The Best Exercises for People With Alzheimer’s?

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Learn the best exercises for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Of course, there are plenty of benefits of physical exercise that most people are aware of, but what isn’t as well known are the best exercises for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Exercise can help lower the chance of muscle weakness and other issues that stem from inactivity, can reduce the impact of psychological and behavioral changes, and more. Read more

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Help Seniors Have a Safe Transition From the Hospital to Home

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Our services can help seniors transition from the hospital to home.

Recovering from an operation can be a lengthy process, especially for seniors. Not only do older bodies require a longer period of time to heal, but there are further factors that come up: more directions to follow for physical activities because of decreased mobility, dietary restrictions, medications, and follow-up appointments, just to name a few. This means it’s especially important to consider the plan for the transition from the hospital to home for an older adult. Read more