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7 Tips to Spring Cleaning a Senior Loved One’s Home

Posted on: March 24 2014

Entry by Mary Radke. Why is spring the time of year we take a step back and do a thorough cleaning of the house? Well, I am glad you asked! A not so long time ago, dark colored grime and soot would build up over the winter months from using candles, kerosene lamps and wood or coal burning stoves. So each spring, as the days started getting longer and the temperature started getting warmer, it was time to scrub every surface and launder everything made of fabric. You opened up your windows and doors to let the...

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Caregiver stress: Tips for taking care of yourself

Posted on: March 17 2014

Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient people. If you're a caregiver, take steps to preserve your own health and well-being.

By Mayo Clinic Staff With an aging population and changes in health care, such as shorter hospital stays, more and more caregiving is being provided by people who aren't health care professionals. A caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person in need, whether that's an ill spouse or partner, a disabled child, or an aging relative. Indeed, more than 65 million Americans provide care to a loved one.

Caregiving is...

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Fall Prevention

Posted on: September 18 2012

Preventing One of the Most Catastrophic Events in the Life of a Senior Citizen

The fastest growing segment of our population is the 85 and over age group.  Many seniors want to remain in the comfort and security of their own homes.  This means that many of us have some responsibility for caring for elderly parents, relatives, friends and neighbors.  Family members are the largest group of caregivers.  25 million Americans (many with children and jobs), provide 80{12470e0fe01d1e6fcc7df4df95300bd13a27d9338be1c3cc41e39732a8d70917} of the home care.  More than 7...

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