5 Things to Know about Elder Care Service Providers

There are many elder care service providers, but what do your loved ones need? Check out these tips on what you should know before choosing.

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A Season of Comfort - Comfort Keepers

The holidays are a special time for many families; a time to gather together and celebrate.

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Acetaminophen Toxicity

The availability and usage of acetaminophen can be dangerous for seniors if it is not monitored.

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Adapting Homes to Seniors' Changing Needs

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Adult Day Care Helps Seniors and Their Families

Open during daytime hours, adult day care centers provide a safe, supportive environment for older adults who need assistance with independent living as they receive essential mental and social stimulation through the center's organized activities.

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Advice for Seniors: Get a Flu Shot

More than 60 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations occur in people 65 years and older, the CDC reports on www.cdc.gov. About 90 percent of deaths that occur from influenza

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Aging Gracefully: Caring for Muscles, Joints and Bones

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Aging Gracefully: Changes in the Taste Buds and Sense of Smell

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Aging Gracefully: Recognition and Prevention of Cardiovascular Trouble

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Aging Gracefully: Why Am I So Cold?

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Aging Veterans Unaware of Pension Benefits

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All Home Care Is Not the Same

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Alzheimer's Disease: Communication Tips

Alzheimer's disease can cause instances of confusion, fright and frustration for the person with Alzheimer's disease as well as for loved ones and caregivers. Here is a list of tips to achieve better communication.

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Alzheimer's Disease: Dealing with Difficult Behavior

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Learning the different types of behaviors indicative to Alzheimer's is crucial so caregiving can be administered safely and comfortably for all concerned.

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Arcadia HealthCare's DailyMed(TM) Signs Deal with Comfort Keepers(R), A Leading Provider of In-Home Care

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Arcadia's DailyMed Continues to Expand

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At-Home Care Assists With Senior Mobility

Even basic mobility can greatly increase your loved one's physical, emotional and mental well-being.

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At-Home Care for Elderly Loved Ones

The at-home care provided by Comfort Keepers covers a spectrum of care services, from transportation services, Alzheimer's and dementia care, companionship and even light housekeeping services.

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At-Home Care is an Effective Alternative for Seniors

At-home care can benefit seniors and their families. It can help seniors who wish to stay in the comfort of their own homes but may be unable to perform some daily tasks.

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At-Home Care Supports Independent Living for Seniors

At-home care providers offer a wide range of services that can be customized to meet each person's specific circumstances and adapted as their needs and capabilities change.

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Avoiding Seasonal Illness

Fall brings about cooler weather, holidays and fun family gatherings. Unfortunately, riding on the coat tails of seasonal changes are some pretty nasty germs that can cause mild to severe colds and flu in people of all ages.

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Battling Sleep Changes As We Age

As we age we often experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns. But disturbed sleep, waking up tired every day and other symptoms of insomnia are not a normal part of aging.

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Be Prepared: the Key to Senior Safety During the Winter and Holidays

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Benefits of Elderly Home Care

Comfort Keepers® elderly home care services offers a variety of benefits and technology options to create a safe and happy home care environment.

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Bruising As You Age

Do you as a caregiver have questions about what causes bruising and worry about the effects of bruising on your senior loved one?

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Can Male Stoicism be Bad for Health?

Fathers frequently provide solid, steadfast and silent strength throughout life. But, can this be harming their health?

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Caregivers Providing End of Life Care Need Support

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Caregiving Across the Miles

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Cataracts: Helping Seniors Detect Cataracts and Get the Help They Need

There are preventive measures seniors can take that may deter cataracts from developing.

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Central Florida Entrepreneurs Honored as Comfort Keepers IFA Franchisees of the Year

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CK FRANCHISING, INC. PURCHASED BY SODEXO

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Cold Weather Falls are Preventable

1.6 million older adults go to the emergency room each year due to a fall. There are a variety of ways to prevent a loved one from a serious injury during winter such as encouraging an exercise program year round.

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Combating Loneliness in Seniors

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Comfort Keepers Achieves Milestone with 500th Office

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Comfort Keepers Adds Director of Franchise Development

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Comfort Keepers Announces New President, CEO

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Comfort Keepers Brings 'Comfort' Business to Ireland

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Comfort Keepers Executive Earns Franchise Certification

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Comfort Keepers Executive Earns Franchise Certification

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Comfort Keepers Meeting the Changing Needs of the Growing Senior Population

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Comfort Keepers Receives 2006 Star Award in Franchise Recruitment

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Comfort Keepers sold to French firm

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Comfort Keepers Wins Franchise Satisfaction Award

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Comfort Keepers® At Home Senior Care Technology Products

Items such as emergency response systems and video monitoring give even distant family members peace of mind when they know that their loved one is safe at all times of the day.

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Comfort Keepers® Develops New Program to Support Franchisees

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Comfort Keepers® Helps with Medication Reminders Like Assisted Living Facilities Do

Almost one third of Americans age 57 to 85 take at  least 5 prescriptions daily. It is vital for a senior's health that he or she take the proper dosage of their medication.

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Comfort Keepers® In-Home Care Offers Valuable Respite Care

The stress of being a caregiver can cause real issues for a family member—physically, mentally and emotionally. 

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Comfort Keepers® Provides Full-Time In-Home Assistance

Full-time in-home assistance can be both helpful and essential as older loved ones age.

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Comfort Keepers® Provides Non-Medical Home Healthcare Assistance

Comfort Keepers, a company committed to offering quality senior care at home, offers non medical home care throughout most of the United States.

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Comfort Keepers®, Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Communities

Two options for long-term senior care outside the home are assisted living communities and nursing homes. These facilities may operate independently or be part of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).

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Comfortkeepers.com Offers More Functionality and Resources for Seniors and Franchisees

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Cooking With Nutrition in Mind

Here are some practical diet tips that will help you to make planning, cooking and eating nutritious meals a pleasurable experience for everyone.

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Article: COPD: Improving Quality of Life

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects 12 to 24 million Americans and is being diagnosed more frequently than ever before. It is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States and the fourth leading cause of readmissions to hospitals.

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Dayton region has 20 companies among nation's fastest-growing

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Dementia Care at Comfort Keepers®

We are committed to protecting the independence, safety and happiness of seniors with dementia who wish to remain in their own homes as long as safely possible.

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Dementia Care is a Way to Help the Entire Family

Assisting loved ones with dementia is a privilege and joy for most families. However, due to the constant attention and care necessary, this can also be a strain on the family.

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Dementia Care Nutrition

Being certain seniors with dementia are properly nourished can be difficult. This article will cover nutrition-related issues that seniors with dementia often struggle with as well as tips for their caregivers.

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Drinking Alcohol as We Age

As we age, drinking alcohol can be more problematic than pleasurable for many reasons that we might not readily even recognize.

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Drug Abuse Rising Among Seniors?

Drug abuse in the senior population is on the rise. Shocking? Yes. After all, no one thinks of grandma, grandpa and drug abuse in the same thought.

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Eating Well as We Age: Advice for Seniors

We've all heard about how to plan a healthy diet: eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, dairy products for calcium, and a limited amount of fat and salt. While these good eating habits continue to be important as we age, most senior adults sh

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Elder Care Activities for All Seasons

Studies have shown that properly exercising and staying active can decrease the chance of a senior becoming injured or falling.

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Elder Care and Transportation for Seniors

It can be difficult for seniors to get secure transportation. Often seniors have trouble driving long distances, getting to bus stops or subways, or car pooling with friends and family on a regular basis.

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Elder Care Can Partner with Outside Providers for a Complete Home Care Solution

You and your loved one can benefit from the wide array of elder care services you'll receive when pairing outside care resources--such as assisted living, home health care, and nursing homes--with an in-home care provider.

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Elder Care Food Guide

This will be a helpful article about nutrition for seniors, and two food guide tips to make sure that your elderly loved-one is getting the food that they need to be as helpful as possible. 

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Elder Care Helps Seniors Live Safely in the Comfort of Home

Elder care providers assist seniors in living safely and independently from the comfort of their own home.

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Elder Care Nutrition

A sad fact, as reported by the Mayo Clinic, is that an increasing number of older adults who live independently either are or are at-risk of being under-nourished or mal-nourished. 

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Elder Care Offers Relief to Family Caregivers

Family caregivers love and care for their family member in need, but occasionally need a break from their caregiving commitment for both their own health and their family member's wellbeing.

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Elder Care Options

Today's senior citizens have more elder care options available to them than previous generations, and the elder care option that is gaining popularity among seniors is home care.

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Elder Care Options Continue to Expand

More families must seek some form of elder care for their loved ones as the average life span increases.

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Elder Care Rises in Popularity 

Elder care providers such as Comfort Keepers offer services within over 700 communities within the United States, and offer a wide array of services geared toward the senior living at home who also requires a level of care and attention. 

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Elder Care Service Providers Assist Those with Dementia

With the growing prevalence of health care options for seniors, more and more seniors opt to live independently in their own homes and receive healthcare from elder care service providers as opposed to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. 

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Elder Care Tips: Creating a Safe Home

Nothing about elder care concerns relatives and friends more than the safety of their loved one. 

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Elder Caregivers Help Keep Seniors Fit and Active

Comfort Keepers staffing of specially-trained caregivers helps ensure that seniors maintain active and healthy lifestyles, no matter their age or level of mobility.

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Elderly Home Care and Depression

It is important to recognize depression symptoms when caring for an elderly loved one. While seniors aging in their own home can help them maintain their independence, it can also be isolating.

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Encouraging Independence in Seniors - Maintaining Quality of Life

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Exercises to Keep Seniors Fit

You're never "too old" to exercise! It's a necessary part of maintaining good health at any age.

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Exploring the Range of Home Care Services

In-home senior care agencies offer a wide variety of services that clients can select as needed. The services can be tailored to provide whatever amount of help the senior needs to perform the activities of daily living. 

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Finding Home Care for Elders

Comfort Keepers strives to provide the safest and happiest environments for seniors who are still living independently in their own homes.

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Finding Quality Alzheimer's Care for your Senior Loved One

Learning how to find Alzheimer's care for a loved one in need is as simple as finding a local Comfort Keepers® office. 

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Finding Trusted Support for Caregivers

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Five Signs of Senior Stress

Stress is a common factor in life. Children experience stress from school, new social situations and simply growing up. Adults feel the stress of working, paying bills, raising kids and maintaining households.

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Five Tips to Make the Holidays Easier

The holidays may create certain challenges for seniors. If you have a senior in your life the following tips will help you recognize some of these challenges as well as offer ways to alleviate the stress they may cause.

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Getting Advice and Guidance on Elderly Care Options

Senior care options can range from 24-hour nursing care to a small amount of help with daily activities.

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Give Back, Seniors. Volunteer.

Seniors can benefit from volunteer work. Making new friends to making a difference in someone's life, volunteering is a great way to spend free time productively.

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Give the Gift of Holiday Cheer

The holidays are fast approaching, and for most of us this means fun times spent with family, friends and other loved ones. However, for seniors, holidays can be difficult.

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Health Screenings You Need as a Senior

As men and women alike grow older, health screenings become important for seniors to have. Some of these tests are well known but some may not be. This is a compiled list of screenings as well as immunizations that seniors need.

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Healthy Aging

The three sides to healthy aging: physical, mental and emotional aspects.

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Healthy Aging: 5 Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can't be reversed, but further damage can be stopped with some simple lifestyle adjustments such as wearing ear protection when you mow the lawn or turning down the radio.

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Healthy Eye Care and Nutrition

Here are some practical diet tips that will help you to make planning, cooking and eating nutritious meals a pleasurable experience for everyone.

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Healthy Foods for In-Home Elder Care

In-home elder care programs, such as Comfort Keepers, will work with seniors and family members to ensure proper nutrition is taking place. With a company like Comfort Keepers, quality of life is a main focus when it comes to caring for elderly loved-ones.

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Heart-Healthy Foods 

The concept that particular foods promote healthier hearts is not new. It is a fact that a well-balanced nutritional diet contributes to good health throughout a lifetime.

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Help Seniors Prepare Their Homes for Summer

While it is widely known that seniors should take care when venturing outdoors during sweltering hot days, it is also important for seniors to know they can become overheated in their own homes.

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Help Seniors Winterize Their Homes

Winter months can be particularly harsh for seniors, especially for those who live in northern states where temperatures are coldest. It is important that the ones you love stay safe during the winter season.

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Help Seniors with Dementia Stay Engaged with Activities

In the early stages of dementia, many seniors show less interest in what were once their favorite activities, and that can be hard on family and loved ones who want to help them.

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Herbal Gardening and Its Benefits

You don't need a green thumb to reap the benefits of herbs — cancer-fighting antioxidants, valuable nutrients, fat-free flavor, and more.

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Home Care

Home care is proving to be an effective, safe alternative for more seniors and their families. Instead of receiving care in a nursing home, assisted living or other care facility, seniors receive help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) in the familiar surroundings of their own home, near loved ones.

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Home Care and the Elderly

Comfort Keepers® creates safe and happy environments for seniors who are living independently and wish to stay in their own homes for as long as possible.

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Home Care Companies and Alzheimer's

Home care companies can make significant differences in the lives of seniors with Alzheimer's. It is no secret that Alzheimer's is highly prevalent among today's seniors. 

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Home Care in Winter: Staying Warm

It is important to know that the changing bodies of seniors have seasonal needs. During the winter it is very important that seniors stay warm, especially when they are at home alone.

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Home Care Promotes Better Senior Health

Home care promotes senior health in numerous ways.

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Home Care Safety

It is usually preferable for seniors to live independently in their own homes, where they are most comfortable.

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Home Care Services Helpful in Seniors with Depression

Home care services serve many purposes in today's healthcare market. These services allow seniors to live independently in their homes, and serve to assist family members, friends and other loved ones who care for seniors.

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Home Care Services Promote Senior Independence

Your loved one can increase the time that he or she can live independently at home with assistance from a home health care service.

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Home Care Specialists: A Growing Industry

Did you know that in-home elder care is one of the fastest growing medical industries right now?

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Home Care Tips for Improving Memory for Seniors

While some decline in cognitive ability is to be expected as one gets older, there are ways to delay or even prevent memory loss.

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Home Care: Knowing if it's the Right Choice

Many people consider home care a viable option when considering senior care options. Although how do you know that home care is the right option for your elderly loved one?

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Home Health Care and Senior Nutrition

Seniors often have trouble preparing or accessing nutritional meals. This is dangerous, because it is very important for seniors to have a balanced, healthy diet.

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Home Health Care and You

In-home health care services can consist of medical care provided by health care professionals, such as nurses and physical, speech and occupational therapists, as well as non-medical services delivered by professional caregivers or aides to promote well-being and prevent recurrence of illness and hospitalization.

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Home Health Care Jobs: a Growing Opportunity

The need for home health aides will rise by over 50 percent through 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, due to the rapid growth in the 65+ population and the growing desire of seniors to continue living in the comfort of home for as long as possible.

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Home Health Care Provides Wide Range of Services

Home health care services vary almost as widely as the needs of clients. These types of care services can be tailored and bundled to help seniors receive the care they need in the comfort of home.

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Home Health Care Services From Comfort Keepers®

Comfort Keepers® home health care services are offered across America to provide expertly trained care for individuals and families.

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Home Health Care Technology Solutions

Comfort Keepers® can provide 24/7 protection for our clients with our advanced technology solutions. You can have peace of mind knowing that Comfort Keepers is watching your loved one even while they are home alone.

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Home Healthcare Services

While other companies appear to offer similar home care for seniors, Comfort Keepers services are a step above the rest.

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Homecare for Seniors

Homecare is growing in popularity among senior citizens who want to maintain the freedom of living in their own home for as long as possible, as an alternative to entering a senior care facility, such as assisted living or a nursing home.

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Hospital to Home: The Importance of Transitional Care

Seniors are of special concern during hospital to home transitions, especially those who suffer medical conditions and are required to take different medications at varying times of the day.

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How and When to Utilize a Home Healthcare Agency 

When some extra healthcare help is needed in the home, perhaps it is time to consider contacting a home healthcare agency.

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How At-Home Care Can Assist Seniors With Literacy Challenges

One challenge seniors often struggle with that gets overlooked is the ability to write, read and understand basic written communications.

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How Hypertension Affects Memory

Oops, you did it again...forgot someone's phone number, could not remember what you had for lunch yesterday, or for a moment maybe you were not able to recall your neighbor's name. Simple signs, you chuckle to yourself, of growing older.

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How to Evaluate Home Care Agencies

What are some of the things to look for while evaluating home care agencies? Comfort Keepers has compiled a helpful list for you. 

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How to Provide Senior Assistance in the Home 

Senior assistance in the home allow the elderly to remain comfortable at home while receiving professional care. This article highlights the benefits.

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Hypertension and Stroke: Top 10 Risk Factors

Did you know that strokes rank as the fourth leading cause of death in America and are also considered one of the main causes of long-term disability?

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Importance of Respite Relief for Family Caregivers

Over time, without relief and assistance, caregiving can take a mental and physical toll on family caregivers. Planned, periodic respites can benefit both caregiver and the cared for.

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In Home Care For Seniors A Leading Choice For Elder Care

Comfort Keepers' in home care for seniors offers flexible options promoting high quality independent living solutions. What choice will you make?

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In-Home Care Agencies: A Good Option in Caring for Mom or Dad

One of the hardest realizations you may have in life is recognizing the fact that your mother, father or both are unable to care for themselves. One of the toughest choices you may make is trying to decide who is going to provide the care they may need.

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In-Home Elder Care Benefits

In-home elder care from Comfort Keepers® benefits more than just the seniors who receive it.

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In-Home Elder Care Services

In-home elder care service from Comfort Keepers allows primary caregivers to relax and know that their senior loved one is in caring hands. 

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In-Home Senior Care: Dependence vs. Independence

Senior citizens are living longer and a growing number are choosing to age at home. In-home senior care services allow them to do so safely and confidently, seamlessly adjusting the services they receive to match their needs and health at any given time.

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Interactive Caregiving Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Senior

It is easy to become caught up in the physical tasks of providing care for an elderly loved one. A person's well-being depends on many factors. Learn how Interactive Caregiving can make a difference in taking care of your senior loved one.

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Interactive Caregiving® is a Unique Part of Comfort Keepers® Senior Care Services

One of the most unique services provided by Comfort Keepers is Interactive Caregiving®. Interactive Caregiving® is Comfort Keepers way of customizing care services to fit an individual.

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It's Summer, Seniors! Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.

As a caregiver, you can help the senior in your life eat well and enjoy the best of the bounty and reap the benefits of healthy eating.

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Join a Senior Center to Improve Health

From teaching computer skills, to planning vacations, to helping with career advice, senior centers now offer a plethora of opportunities for seniors of all ages.

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Keeping Alzheimer's Clients Safe Room-by-Room

It's a daunting task to safe-proof a house for an Alzheimer's patient. But if you take it room by room, it helps tremendously. This article presents safety tips room by room.

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Keeping Seniors Busy With At-Home Care Services

Seniors who remain physically, mentally, and socially active generally live healthier, longer lives. Living a more active lifestyle also puts seniors at less risk of succumbing to an illness or becoming depressed.

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Local Home Care Agency Provides Interactive Caregiving(TM)

There is a local home care agency nearby that's dedicated to creating happy and safe environments for seniors who are still living at home.

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Making Tough Choices About Elder Care

When an elderly parent encounters health problems, loss of cognitive function and increasing difficulty performing the activities of daily living, adult children find themselves faced with difficult choices.

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Malnutrition: A Serious Concern for Seniors

Most people associate malnutrition with third world countries, but it's also a danger for seniors, and more prevalent among older Americans than we realize.

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Managing Urinary Incontinence in the Home

As seniors age, many things come into play — safety in the home and out, health conditions seniors face, the emotional ups and downs when dealing with the normal aging process, including the loss of loved ones.

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Meeting Nutritional Needs as You Age

As they age, seniors may face certain challenges regarding proper nutrition. it is critical for seniors to understand how to manage their nutritional needs as they get older.

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More Seniors Choosing In-Home Caregiving Services

In-home caregiving services are a flexible senior care alternative preferred by a growing number of seniors. Do you know your options?

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Non-Medical Home Care Focuses On Improving Senior Nutrition

Focusing on healthy daily nutrition is one of the most important things to consider when caring for an aging loved one.

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Non-Medical Home Care Helpful in Cold Weather Months

As the weather grows colder and daylight hours grow shorter in most areas around the country, many of us take to the indoors for warmth and comfort. 

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Non-Medical Suggestions for Alzheimer's Care and Dementia Care

Alzheimer's care and dementia care can be made less frustrating for the caregiver and the person being cared for with a better understanding of and respect for the feelings of confusion, agitation and anxiety experienced by a person with these conditions.

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Nutrition and Healthy Eating Habits: Senior Care Services

Qualities such as commitment, good judgment, and creativity may be the most important for daily activities, but also a necessary factor in each day for choosing the best eating and nutrition plan.

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Osteoporosis Prevention: Strategies for Maintaining Strong, Healthy Bones

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Overcoming Depression

Depression can be daunting, embarrassing, and not easy to discuss. However, when properly diagnosed and treated, depression can often be successfully managed and even overcome depending on individual circumstances.

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Physical Activity for Senior Care

As seniors age, physical activities can have not only positive physical effects, but positive cognitive effects as well.

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Planning and Funding Care

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Post Hospital Care After Pneumonia

It may take a while for the senior to regain strength and feel good again after pneumonia. This home recovery period can be crucial for pneumonia patients.

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Post-Surgery Care for Heart Disease

Seniors are especially at risk for congestive heart failure, as it is the primary cause of hospitalization or death for those over 60 years of age.

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Preparing to Care for Aging Loved Ones

There are many joys families experience within the relationships they have with senior relatives. Grandma and Grandpa are often able to tell the best tales of times past. The memories they impart during family get-togethers, along with valuable family his

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Providing Comfort to the Family Caregiver

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Providing Protective Measures with At-Home Health Care

It is important to ensure safety and security in your aging loved one's home. Adding self defense classes and excercise to a senior's schedule can increase their sense of empowerment and increase their quality of life.

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Providing the best franchising opportunities in Asia

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Quality Elder Care Services with Comfort Keepers®

Comfort Keepers caregivers assist in making their clients homes safe and comfortable while also allowing seniors to live independently.

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Questions to Ask When Choosing an In-Home Care Provider

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Respite Care a Great Value to Family Caregivers

While being a family caregiver can be a rewarding experience, it can add additional stress an already busy schedule.

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Respite Care Benefits

It can be a joy and a privilege to care for an aging family member, providing them assistance with daily tasks. 

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Respite Care For Family Caregivers

Comfort Keepers® respite care & home health care services provide fully trained senior caregivers for those looking for a helping hand in times of need.

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Respite Care Providers Care For The Family Caregiver

The respite care providers of Comfort Keepers support family caregivers, helping them care for seniors as well as their own health. Discover how.

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Respite Care Provides a Much-Needed Break

While caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, respite care can provide a much needed break for family caregivers.

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Respite Care Services

First of all what exactly is respite care? It is temporary, in-home senior care through compassionate and professional Comfort Keepers® caregivers. 

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Respite Care: Support for Family Caregivers

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Respite Care: The Perfect Vacation Solution

While seniors may require a greater amount of attention as they get older, it is important for people to realize that caring for a senior does not mean life stops. 

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Safe Snow Removal for Seniors: Find Help, or Follow Best-Practices

Thousands of people are taken to hospital emergency rooms each year due to snow removal accidents, including up to 5,000 people with injuries caused by snow blowers.

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Safety Tips for Home Care

Home care helps a senior remain safe and secure while maintaining their independence from the comfort of their own home.

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Senior Care and Alleviating Language Barriers

According to the 2010 American FactFinder as well as The National Senior Citizens Law Center, more than 22 percent of American seniors speak English less than "very well" or speak a language other than English in their homes.

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Senior Care Franchise Moves Up in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500©

Comfort Keepers®, a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for seniors and other adults needing care is proud to be recognized by Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500© for 2013.

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Senior Care is a Family Issue

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Senior Care Personal Emergency Response System

A Personal Emergency Response System can be a great alternative to a nursing home for a senior who is at risk of a fall but would like to remain in the comfort of their own home.

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Senior Care Providers Assist With Home Health Care

Senior care providers from Comfort Keepers® offer a wide array of home services to best assist elderly loved ones in need.

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Senior Care Services

All types of senior care will need to grow to meet the rising demand of seniors who are nearing retirement and who will need some type of care, including nursing homes, assisted living, adult day care, independent living facilities, home health care and in-home senior care.

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Senior Care Services Can Improve Senior Health

Senior care services from Comfort Keepers® improve the lives of seniors through companionship as well as physical and mental health activities.

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Senior Care Solutions: Making Sure Seniors are Getting Enough Vitamin C

When looking at senior care solutions, vitamin intake is important to the health and wellness of the individual. As seniors age, vitamin deficiencies can occur for many reasons, such as skipped meals, medications interfering with the absorption of vitamins or certain health issues. 

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Senior Care Technology

Through use of products like SafetyChoice®, Comfort Keepers® can keep seniors safe 24/7.

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Senior Care Tips for Preparing the Home

Caregivers should ensure that their client's home is a secure, safe environment for them to live in.

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Senior Care: When to Have the Talk

Talking with a senior about senior care options can be difficult, but when a loved one begins to experience cognitive or physical deteriorating,  it may become necessary.

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Senior Caregiver Services Include Transportation

Comfort Keepers' specially trained staff offers transportation to seniors whenever they wish to travel, and wherever they wish to go within their communities.

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Senior Caregivers

Being a senior caregiver for an aging parent or other loved one is an important and demanding responsibility. However, you can negatively affect your own health and well-being if you try to provide all of the home care on your own.

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Senior Caregivers Help Alleviate Seasonal Affective Disorder

Comfort Keepers® offer solutions and trained professionals to help ward off the emotional effects  that cold weather can bring.

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Senior Home Care Activities 

From companionship to personal care and home care, Comfort Keepers offers comprehensive individualized plans for elderly loved ones.

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Senior Home Care Agency Promotes Independence

Comfort Keepers senior home care agency offers seniors & their families a range of services to promote safe independence at home. See the difference.

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Senior Home Care Services Provide Support for Family Members

As a senior loved one ages, family members, friends and neighbors often join forces to provide the senior with the care, attention and compassion required. However, many times, family caregivers need help too. 

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Senior Suicide Prevention

While suicide is not always the end result of depression, those contemplating suicide often experience depression. In any case, there are warning signs that may indicate the possibility of suicide.

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Seniors and Bullying

One would think that with age, issues such as bullying would fade into the past. After all, the subject of bullying is closely associated with children and not adults. However, seniors are victims of bullying, too. In fact, some reports have shown that se

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Seniors and Grief: Coping With Loss During The Holidays

Many seniors feel they have to pretend all is well during the holidays for the sake of others. But it's important to set aside time to grieve, ask for help if you need it, and forego traditions that are just too hard since your loved one passed.

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Seniors and Kitchen Safety: Tips for the "Heart of the Home"

What's considered a primary gathering place in the home can become a nightmare for seniors. People age 65 and older have a 2.5 times greater risk of dying in a kitchen fire than the general population. When's the last time you looked for potential hazards

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Seniors and Medications

Medication mismanagement can be minimal or extreme. Forgetting to take medication can cause obvious problems but may not be of great concern if it does not happen often.

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Seniors and Post-Holiday Blues: Why it Happens and What to Do

If you're feeling let down after the holiday season, we'll offer you 10 great ways to get your spirit back.

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Seniors and Sleep: How much do they need?

How much sleep do seniors need? What can they do to make getting and staying asleep easier? This article explores these and other questions and offers medical information about seniors and sleep.

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Seniors Have Many Options for Elder Care Services

Today's elder care market has a large array of options to meet the varying and changing needs of seniors.

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Seniors Living With Chronic Pain

Seniors are more vulnerable than the average person to chronic pain.

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Seniors: Tips for Healthy Eating

The normal aging process instigates changes throughout the body. Perhaps the most important change seniors undergo relates to nutrition.

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Skin Cancer and Seniors

It may not be surprising to learn that cases of skin cancer among seniors are more prevalent than in the younger population.

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Snowbirding or Vacationing: Making Airline Travel Work

Here is a list for seniors to make air travel easier and more attractive. Whether you are a seasoned snowbird, one who travels frequently, or an infrequent traveler planning to go on vacation — these tips can help your air travel experience be successful.

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Sodexo acquires Comfort Keepers

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Some Medications Affect Seniors' Appetite and Nutrition

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Starting The Conversation

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Studies Show that Vitamin B12 May Play a Role in Alzheimer's Care

It is natural for cognitive functions to decline as an individual ages, however there are steps that can be taken to delay or prevent dementia.

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Summer Safety for Seniors

Summertime brings sunshine, and everyone relishes the opportunity to enjoy favorite outdoor activities. However, as we age we are more vulnerable to the dangers of heat, sun exposure and dehydration.

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Summer Senior Care

As skin ages it becomes very delicate and be very sensitive to intense heat and light.

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Summer Skin Protection for Seniors

Taking good care of your skin has its cosmetic benefits, but more importantly it also plays a large role in overall health, especially for seniors. As we age, the summer season can leave us vulnerable to its harmful effects.

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Taking Care of Business

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Technology: Taking Caregiving to the Next Level

Modern technology as it applies to seniors, especially those living home alone, is more high-tech than you may think.

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The Challenges of Glaucoma as We Age

When facing the aging process, we know there are challenges...but we also know these challenges do not have to ruin our fun. Growing old is a fact of life.

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The Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): What Seniors Should Know

Most seniors have heard of someone who has had age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The possibility of AMD as one grows older is a reality, but getting the facts can help ease the fear about this common eye condition.

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The Great Outdoors - Container Gardening and Senior Health

It is important for seniors to be encouraged to enjoy a bit of time every day outside when possible. Looking for a way to bring the outdoors in or care for a garden in a small space?

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The Great Outdoors: Outdoor Activities for Seniors

Spending time outdoors exercising or just enjoying the scenery can bring about sharper mental states and happier moods along with improved physical health and sense of wellbeing.

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The Great Outdoors: Tips for Beating the Heat in August

Just because it is hot outside, seniors should not be encouraged to hibernate indoors all day.

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The Importance of Independence for Seniors

The importance of being independent is twofold for seniors. Independence is sometimes the only thing seniors may feel they can control as certain aspects of their life change as they age

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The Importance of Maintaining Healthy Family Relationships

Caregiving for a family member can be pleasing and challenging. A strong family unit and support system is essential when caring for a senior loved one.

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The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Elderly adults are one of the most at risk groups for dehydration. Signs and symptoms of dehydration can be virtually identical to senile dementia symptoms, age dementia symptoms and Alzheimers symptoms.

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The Obesity Epidemic: How Does It Affect Seniors?

Obesity, today, is a hot topic. In fact, due to the significant rise of obesity in children and the subsequent health issues it causes, health experts predict that today's children may have shorter life spans than their parents.

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The Relationship Between Diet and Fatigue

The old adage "you are what you eat" is well known, but have you ever really thought about what it means?

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The Signs of Arthritis

Did you know that there are more than 100 types of arthritis? The most common forms that affect people over the age of 65 are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

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The Six Stages of a Caregiver's Journey

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The Smallest Room in the House May Be the Most Dangerous for Seniors

We all want the best for the senior loved ones in our lives. For many seniors, living independent lives at home is their main desire. Seniors are able to do so provided they are physically and mentally able to care for themselves.

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The Talk: How to Start the Senior Care Conversation

It can be uncomfortable for all parties involved, but it is necessary to ensure the well being of a loved one as they grow older.

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The Thyroid: A Small Gland, A Big Job

Did you know January is Thyroid Awareness Month? The signs and symptoms of a sluggish or too-fast thyroid gland can be vague: moodiness, nervousness, fatigue, constipation, and hair loss.

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The Value of Respite Care for Family Caregivers and Seniors

Respite care¢â‚¬â€provided by a professional caregiver or relative or friend¢â‚¬â€offers primary caregivers temporary relief from caregiving responsibilities, a chance to rest and recharge.

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Thriving During the Holidays: Making the Most of the Season

When it's time to celebrate the holidays, we think of the music, the lights, good food and the company of friends and family. But by planning ahead, being realistic and setting a budget before we make a list of people to buy for, we can eliminate much of

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Thyroid Disease and Seniors

As seniors embrace the golden years, they have many things to look forward to ¢€“ retirement, watching their children begin families of their own, playing with grandchildren, and hopefully enjoying a full life with the wisdom of age on their side.

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To Grandmother's House We Go...

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Top Five New Year's Resolutions for Seniors and Their Families

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Using the Five Senses When Visiting Senior Relatives this Holiday Season

As seniors grow older, it becomes important to be aware of how the aging process affects their daily lives. Aging causes bodily changes that have a direct impact on the health and well-being of seniors.

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Vaccines for Healthy Aging

One of the most important choices seniors can make to promote healthy aging is to vaccinate themselves against illnesses and diseases that can be detrimental to their health and sometimes even fatal.

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Effects

Recent advances in science show that vitamin D plays an important role in the proper functioning of the body and can help prevent many diseases and conditions.

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Ways for Seniors to Remain Socially Connected

There are many fun, low cost, and even some free group activities seniors can enjoy for every season. Here are a few ideas for healthy ways to continue social interaction well into one's later years.

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Websites for Seniors

The Internet is no longer the domain of the young. Here are some interesting sites geared especially to the senior demographic.

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Weight Struggles Common for Senior Adults

A variety of factors lead to obesity in older adults: side effects of medication, a loss of muscle mass, the natural slowing down of metabolism, and continuing to eat the same foods in the same amounts as one did at a younger age.

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What Can I Expect With In-Home Care?

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What is Private Duty Home Care?  

You've heard the term before, but what is private duty home care? Comfort Keepers walks you through an explanation and makes sure you're informed. 

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What is Respite Care?

Respite care offers assistance to those families who are in need of support to help care for an elderly loved one. 

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What to Look for in Elderly Care Services

Most importantly, the decision should be centered on a company that is professional, knowledgeable and experienced. 

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What's the Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Health?

Healthy gums, healthy heart? Some experts agree that the key to overall good health starts in your mouth, and they are not referring simply to your pearly whites. Good dental hygiene has long been touted as paramount in maintaining good health.

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When Driving Is No Longer Safe

How can you tell when the time has come for someone to stop driving? It isn't always immediately obvious when your senior loved one has reached the point where it's time to give up the car keys.

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Who should I Trust? Signs of Fraud Against Seniors.

According to the FTC, nearly 25 million Americans are victims of consumer fraud each year. Seniors continue to be a rapidly increasing segment of the population targeted by con artists.

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Why Choose Home Healthcare?

The most common reason for home healthcare is the comfort and stress free environment that the senior is used to. 

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Why Comfort Keepers®?

INC. Magazine has recognized Comfort Keepers as one of the fastest growing franchise systems in the U.S. We’ve been named the Franchise System of the Year by Successful Franchising Magazine. Entrepreneur Magazine voted us #1 for Senior Care in its Franchise Division.

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Why Hire In-Home Help for the Elderly?

If you are looking for reasons and advantages to hiring in home help for the elderly, here's a list of considerations to help you make the decision.  

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Wide Array of Senior Elder Care Options Available Today 

Comfort Keepers explains the wide range of senior elder care options available, from in-home care to skilled nursing. Discover the difference.

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Wide Range of Elder Care Services Make Home the Place to Grow Older

Elder care is a practical alternative to assisted living, among other types of residential elder care, allowing your loved one to live happily, safely and independently at home.

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Wide Range of Senior Services Promotes Independence at Home

Home health care covers a broad range of services that seniors typically need to help them realize their desire to live independently in their own home, from a few hours a week to full-time, live-in care.

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Alcohol Consumption in Seniors: A Delicate Balance

Numerous studies on the effects of alcohol consumption in seniors indicate that moderate drinking by seniors can have a positive impact on general health. However, there is also a concern that heavy drinking can have adverse effects, and that alcohol abuse is often missed in the senior population.

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The Antidote for Caregiver Stress? Become Engaged

More than 5 million Americans today live with some form of dementia, and caring for those afflicted creates significant stress on family caregivers. Current figures place the number of family and friend caregivers at about 15.4 million (approximately 60% of these are women); these caregivers spend an estimated 17.5 billion hours of unpaid time at a cost of $216.4 billion annually.

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Article:Falls:High Costs and Steeper Risks

Each year, one third of seniors aged 65 or older suffers a fall. While falling may seem a rather benign occurrence for most young and not-so-young people, the effects on older seniors can often be devastating financially and physically

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In-Home Care for Successful Recovery at Home

Changes in healthcare and advances in medicine have created a situation where patients are discharged from the hospital much sooner than previously.

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Living with Arthritis

With more than 100 forms of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, approximately 52.5 million U.S. adults, 49.7% of which are aged 65 or older, struggle to manage daily tasks. Arthritis is currently the most common cause of disability in the U.S. and can prevent seniors from accomplishing the simplest tasks such a walking, preparing meals, picking up objects or even sitting for prolonged periods of time. Additionally, almost half of those with arthritis have other conditions, most commonly hear

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Article: Managing Sleep Changes in Older Adults

Insomnia and the inability to stay asleep are common complaints of older adults. While it is not uncommon for older adults to sleep more lightly than they did when they were younger, they still need a good night’s sleep. Having insomnia or feeling sleepy throughout the day could be indicative of underlying problems.

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Physical Aspects of Senior Safety

June is National Safety Month, and this is a good time to remind seniors and their families of preventable actions they can take to ensure their safety and the safety of their loved ones. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that injuries, many of which are preventable, are the leading cause of disability and death for people of all ages.

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Pneumonia: Making the Most of At-Home Recovery

You have a senior with pneumonia who is about to be sent home to recover, and you are worried. Changes to healthcare laws now allow penalties to be levied on hospitals with high readmission rates for a number of illnesses, including pneumonia, and because this person is over 65, her risk of readmission is greatly increased. A greater concern for you, though, is that the mortality rate for seniors with pneumonia is significantly greater than that in the younger population. Quite simply, her recov

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Uncovering Pain in Seniors with Dementia

Many studies indicate that although dementia patients experience severe or chronic pain, they regularly receive fewer analgesics than healthy senior adults. This can primarily be attributed to the fact that while a healthy senior can verbalize pain and discomfort, dementia patients, especially those in the late stages, cannot. Pain reporting is dependent on memory and verbal capacity; dementia patients generally have difficulty with both and cannot report when they are experiencing pain.

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Food Safety for Seniors: Avoiding Illness Through Proper Handling and Storage

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Senior Health reports that approximately 76 million Americans get food poisoning, or foodborne illnesses, each year, and of those about 5000 die.

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Good Nutrition and Its Impact on Alzheimer’s Disease

Many seniors are faced with a growing number of health problems as they age. One particularly concerning disease is Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, incurable, fatal disease that usually strikes the elderly but can occur in people as young as age 40.

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Housing Options for Seniors

Seniors and their families have a wide variety of housing options to consider depending on the senior’s health status, mobility and need for homecare.

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The Power of Touch and What It Means for the Elderly

Touch is perhaps the most powerful sense of all. From the moment we are born, before our eyes are open, a gentle touch calms us and lets us know someone cares.

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What to Pack (and Not to Pack) for the Hospital.

Well-planned packing helps make vacations more enjoyable. Likewise, what you pack for your own or a loved one’s admission to the hospital can make for a smoother, less stressful experience.

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Footloose and Fancy Free: Caring for Feet as You Age

Many older adults get frequent checkups, exercise regularly, and in general try to take good care of themselves, but one aspect of their health that they (and for that matter, younger people) frequently neglect is good foot care. Foot injury, neglect, and disease are major factors contributing to mobility, or lack thereof, in older adults.

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Reducing Risk of Hospital Return after Total Knee Replacement

Since 1991, there has been a substantial increase in the number of senior adults receiving total knee replacements. In the United States alone, approximately 600,000 are performed annually.

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Speaking in Tongues: Facts about Aphasias

Aphasia is probably not a term most people outside of the medical and research community have heard of, but this disorder affects more than one million people of all ages in the United States. Aphasia is a communication disorder that occurs when the language centers of the brain sustain damage from illness, dementia, or injury. In seniors, the most common cause of aphasia is stroke. Victims of aphasia have difficulty communicating with others and may also have difficulty comprehending what other

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Want to Stay Mobile? Get Positioned

Imagine staying indoors, afraid to leave the house during winter because ice and snow present such a great risk for falling. Maybe you live in a beautiful, warm climate, but you have stopped some of your activities, like hiking, exploring, or walking for fear you may run into problems and be unable to summon help. This idea is not very farfetched; many adults begin to limit their activities as they age, believing that as they age, they are able to do less physically. The irony is that remaining

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Wellness through Creative Expression

Illness, loss of mobility, or limited physical abilities resulting from aging can be a source of stress for senior adults. Individuals who had once had full control over their lives suddenly find that they need the help of medical professionals and caregivers. Stress can be heightened during and after a hospital stay, and this can increase the person’s risk of being readmitted to the hospital. As medical professionals seek solutions to improving patients’ outcomes, many are turning to complement

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