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Grandparents as Parents and Safety Issues That Arise

Grandparents as Parents and Safety Issues That Arise

Today, many grandparents are providing direct childcare for their grandchildren. They do this often as a support system for their adult children, and while they may have never anticipated doing this during their retirement years, it’s happening more and more frequently. As people get older, they don’t have the same physical strength and ability they did in their youth. That means for seniors who may be acting as childcare providers for their grandchildren, safety issues can arise.

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Depression Among Seniors May Affect Hospital Readmissions

Depression Among Seniors May Affect Hospital Readmissions

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: Depression affects millions of people all across the country every single year. Sometimes it can be diagnosed as clinical depression, and only a trained medical professional should be diagnosing any type of severe depression. For some seniors, though, even mild depression can affect their ability to recover from a medical emergency or ailment and, subsequently, increase the risk of a readmission.

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Which Home Care Option Is Right for Mom?

Which Home Care Option Is Right for Mom?

Home Care Options for Seniors: Your mother was hospitalized recently due to a major medical emergency. Maybe it was a heart attack or stroke. Perhaps she was dealing with pneumonia. Whatever the case may have been, now she is facing a potentially lengthy recovery and her doctor has admonished her to consider home care.

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Sure, You Can Make a Difference in an Aging Loved One’s Life, but at What Cost?

Caregiver Stress: You’re the type of person who has always been there for your friends and family members. When an elderly loved one, such as a parent or grandparent, had a health emergency, you never thought twice. Maybe it was a stroke or heart attack. Perhaps the doctor was tempered in his or her enthusiasm about their prospects of returning to life as they knew it.

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How to Get Back into Your Life When Home Care Starts Working with Mom

Home Care Options for Seniors: How to Get Back into Your Life When Home Care Starts Working with Mom

When your mother was hospitalized you took some time off from work. It was a stressful situation, to say the least, and after a while you began to realize her recovery was going to take a significant amount of time. You decided to continue taking time off, and fortunately you had accrued enough vacation and sick time to do so and your boss was more than supportive.

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3 Ways a Home Care Aide Can Help Mom Recovery

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It was a great relief when your mother was discharged from the hospital. This might have followed her hospitalization due to a stroke, heart attack, major surgery, or injuries she sustained in a slip and fall accident. Whatever caused her to be hospitalized in the first place, her doctor has probably recommended she have support at least for the first few days, weeks, or months when she is sent home.

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Your Mindset Impacts the Stress in Your Life

Your Mindset Impacts the Stress in Your Life

Your mindset is the way you view things from a mental perspective. It’s a lot different than how you see things from a physical perspective. When you go over to an elderly loved one’s house to provide care and support for them, you see their condition, you see the way they struggle to get out…

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