Care for Caregivers

Care for Caregivers

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When caregivers are on call around the clock, they are often so selfless in their care of a loved one that they neglect to take care of themselves.Did you know caregivers have a higher-than-normal incidence of getting sick? They can become so depleted that they cannot maintain the stamina to continue caring for others. Don't let this happen to you. Follow these 10 tips to nurture yourself physically, mentally and spiritually every day, even when you are at the bedside of another. Following these tips will help you find the health and happiness you deserve. And when you take care of yourself, you can care for your loved one even better. 1. Get outdoors Fresh air renews the body and spirit — even if you only have time for a…
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Best Zucchini Bread Recipe

Best Zucchini Bread Recipe

Nutrition, Recipes
Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups shredded zucchini 1/2 cup applesauce 1/3 cup orange juice 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup chopped walnuts Directions Preheat oven to 350.2.  In large bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Add zucchini, applesauce and orange juice; stir well. Combine flour with next 5 ingredients. Add to zucchini mixture; stir well. Add nuts; stir gently to combine. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9in loaf pans. Bake for 60-70 minutes; till toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely. Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 (72…
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Home Safety Tips

Home Safety Tips

Lifestyle
Due to the growing popularity of in-home care for seniors, it's important to make sure you and your loved one are aware of the potential dangers present in the home and prepare accordingly. General Home Safety Please use the following home safety tips for seniors to help your loved one stay safe. Consider a medical alert or a buddy system. Keep a fire extinguisher and smoke detector on every floor. Use extreme caution when smoking. Never smoke when alone or in bed. Always get up slowly after sitting or lying down. Take your time, and make sure you have your balance. Wear proper fitting shoes with low heels. Use a correctly measured walking aid. Remove or tack down all scatter rugs. Remove electrical or telephone cords from traffic areas. Avoid…
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Estate Planning

Estate Planning

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When you reach your sunset years, your estate plan becomes more important than ever. Your estate plan will detail your wishes regarding a number of crucial financial and medical decisions. For example, who would you like to receive your assets and property after you pass away? If you become incapacitated, whom would you like to make pivotal medical decisions for you? How will you eliminate stress and complications for your loved ones after your death? Although these topics are not often pleasant to think about, you cannot deny their importance. For help, check out the tips below regarding estate planning for seniors. Estate Planning for Seniors It’s never too late to get started! It is best to create an estate plan in your younger years, so that you are always prepared…
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8 Fun Facts About Seniors

8 Fun Facts About Seniors

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8 Fun Facts about Seniors in America By Amy Trenton Many younger generations do not realize that aging has many benefits and is not something to be feared. In fact, to showcase the fun and unique benefits of becoming a senior citizen, I’ve created a list of 8 fun facts about seniors in America. 1.     Senior Citizens are the Fastest-Growing Demographic on Facebook One may think that college students are the fastest growing user demographic in the Facebook world, but you may be surprised to find out that it is senior citizens instead. Research studies done by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 53% of Americans who are the ages of 65 or older are online and 34% of those numbers are on Facebook and similar social sites.…
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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Typically, There Are No Early Warning Signs What makes glaucoma so frightening is that it often becomes a sudden problem. Most people don’t notice any of the warning signs or symptoms; however, with regular eye exams we can check the pressure of your eye and monitor your risk. Who’s Most At Risk For Glaucoma? Though certain factors put you at higher risk, it’s important for everyone to understand the risk factors. For example, glaucoma usually affects people in their middle age—and the elderly—but it can, and does, affect people…
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Water Conservation at Home

Water Conservation at Home

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Water conservation has become an essential practice in all regions, even in areas where water seems abundant.  In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds. Conserving water can also extend the life of your septic system by reducing soil saturation, and reducing any pollution due to leaks. Overloading municipal sewer systems can also cause untreated sewage to flow to lakes and rivers. The smaller the amount of water flowing through these systems, the lower the likelihood of pollution. In some communities, costly sewage system expansion has been avoided by communitywide household water conservation. Water conservation in the home... Check faucets and pipes for leaks A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons…
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Top 10 Reasons Home Care Empowers Seniors

Home Care
Submitted by Todd West In-Home Care Services makes it possible for the mature person to maintain as much independence as possible. This empowers those in need and through the appropriate assistance and companionship allows loved ones to live at home better and longer. Home Care is the perfect solution for your loved ones and for others who aren't ready to leave their home for an institutional setting or to live with relatives but, because of illness or chronic conditions, need support in order to be able to remain at home. Improving their lives by providing compassionate, one-on-one In-Home Care in their own home or just around town. When is it time to ask for help? Different people have very different needs and in different stages. For example, you might need…
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Pain Relief for Spinal Stenosis

Pain Relief for Spinal Stenosis

Wellness
The human backbone (spine) is a very complex biological structure. The spine is composed of 26 bone discs that are called "vertebrae". The complex mechanisms and structures of the spinal column allow us to bend forward, backwards, and side to side. Additionally, the spine carries an electrical system called "nerves" that transmit complex electrochemical messages to our organs, muscles, other skeleton bone structures (arms, hands, feet), and it is all wired back into the brain, our biological computer system. There are a wide variety of injuries and ailments that can affect the proper functioning of the spine. Infections, injuries, and tumors can lead to different spinal problems, such as spinal stenosis, a herniated disc, arthritis, scoliosis, compression fractures, and many others. In this article, we will focus on a single…
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