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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

Communicate With Seniors With Alzheimer’s

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

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Making Seniors Comfortable with Personal Care Assistance

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Receiving personal care assistance can be humbling for seniors, but these tips can help!

Stop for a moment to close your eyes and imagine yourself like this: You have spent most of your life taking care of and helping others – as a mother or father, in your profession, through volunteering in your neighborhood, and as a grandparent. After spending your whole life being independent and making your own decisions, you now have aged to the point where it’s you in need of help with bathing and other care tasks. Imagine the sense of loss, vulnerability, and fear that comes from needing personal care assistance. Read more

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How to Manage Aging Skin Care in Seniors

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These tips can help you manage common aging skin care issues in seniors.

It isn’t an aspect of elderly personal care that is as commonly talked about as other tasks, but is vital to keeping seniors healthy nevertheless. Issues with aging skin can lead to many difficulties for seniors, including itching, bruising, discomfort, dryness, and more. Read more

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Be Aware of These Common Senior Abuse Risks

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Take note of these senior abuse risks to help an aging adult you loved avoid elder abuse.

The goal of our professional senior care professionals, as well as every family caregiver, is to offer help that empowers seniors to be happy, healthy, and independent. Since the quality of life of seniors is so important to us, it’s crucial that we discuss a topic that can be challenging for many of us to even take into consideration – elder abuse. Read more