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Caregiver Tips: Lighten Your Load of Holiday Stress

November 18, 2014

For the average person, the holiday season can be a joyous, but stressful time of the year. For the caregiver of an elderly loved one, the added responsibilities and planning can be overwhelming. Check out the following tips for keeping you at your best this holiday season and ensure that stress doesn’t hinder the quality…

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3 Quotes about Aging that Everyone Should Keep in Mind

November 11, 2014

It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing the many societal stigmas about aging. However, the truth is, it’s possible to tackle aging with grace and dignity. The following quotes are some of our favorites here at Cincinnati Home Care Assistance, and they help remind us that old age is more than a few…

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Can You Predict Your Risk of Having a Stroke?

November 4, 2014

A number of factors are known to have good predictive value for whether someone will have a stroke. Some of these involve a person’s inborn characteristics, while others are related to controllable factors of one’s lifestyle. Together, the following factors can provide a good risk assessment for the likelihood of experiencing a stroke. Smoking and…

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Medical Alert Systems: Who Should Have Them and Why They Are Important

October 28, 2014

A medical alert system typically consists of some type of base system that sits in a central location in the home and a device that is worn by the individual. Most often, the device is a bracelet, but some may be worn around the neck. Although each system is somewhat different, all will alert either…

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Discussing the Emotional Side Effects of Strokes

October 21, 2014

When an aging loved one has survived a stroke, the physical recovery is only the beginning. Senior stroke survivors must also regain feelings of independence and confidence. Unfortunately, in the midst of attempting to achieve a “new normal,” the emotional aspects of recovery are often overlooked. As a leading provider of senior care in Cincinnati,…

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Importance of Maintaining Good Cholesterol Levels

October 14, 2014

As we age, the level of cholesterol, a fat-like substance present in the blood, naturally tends to rise. Because there are risks of high cholesterol for all adults, seniors must be especially careful to maintain good cholesterol levels. Today, the Cincinnati senior care specialists at Home Care Assistance are going to discuss the dangers of…

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Is Your Loved One In Danger because a Lack of Support?

October 7, 2014

Some seniors live near family or by close friends whom they have known most of their lives. These seniors often have an easy time finding a rich social life as they meet with friends for lunch, spend time with grandchildren and celebrate holidays with family. However, what if your aging loved one is not near…

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Making Legal Plans for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

September 30, 2014

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is often a devastating experience for both the senior affected and their family. Despite the heavy emotional toll the disease can place on family members, it is important that certain issues are not ignored, particularly where legal planning is concerned. This is a sensitive topic for many families, however is one…

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Technology That Promotes In-Home Safety for Seniors

September 23, 2014

Most aging adults are eager to maintain as much of their independence for as long as possible. Whether your loved one is adamant about never entering a senior living facility or is currently staying with you in your home, having the right technology on hand can greatly increase everyone’s peace of mind. In fact, there…

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Medication Safety Tips for Seniors & Their Caregivers

September 16, 2014

While caregivers have many responsibilities, it is important for them to stay organized when it comes to medication management. Proper medication management can ensure the health of the loved one under your care, can help to avoid potential health problems, and can promote overall safety. If you’re not sure where to begin with medication management,…

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