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Is Your Senior Being Bullied?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on January 29, 2019

Believe it or not, bullying is a growing problem among seniors. As of November 2016, the U.S senior population was 50 million and still growing. It is projected that by 2030, seniors are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.

As more and more seniors live in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, there is a rising trend of peer-to-peer bullying, which is bullying by other residents or clients. According to social work professor Robin Bonifas, recent studies show that about 1 in 5 seniors are bullied. It is difficult to know how big a problem it is because many such acts go unreported. However, whether it is name calling or physical altercations, it is an aspect of senior living that should be taken seriously. Let's take a closer look at bullying in seniors.

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Stroke Recovery Exercises for Your Whole Body

Posted by Alyssa Ball on January 24, 2019

Once upon a time, suffering from a stroke would feel like the beginning of the end. Changes to our physiological conditioning and our medical treatment standards, though, mean that today survival rates after a stroke are much higher. You will find that it’s much easier to come back from a stroke today, thanks to the advanced quality of care that you can receive. However, coming back from a stroke is by no means easy: it is going to take a huge amount of effort to get yourself to that point.

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Why Hiring a Professional Caregiver Might Be Your Best Option

Posted by Michael Watson on January 22, 2019

As seniors age, daily life can become more difficult. Whether it's harder to get around, their social life isn't as it once was, medical needs have become more detrimental, or something else, our senior loved ones may need more care with age. But receiving the extra care needed doesn't necessarily mean losing your independence with the availability of professional in-home caregivers. Caregivers can provide a wide array of services that benefit seniors and help them stay happy and independent in their homes for as long as possible. But is a caregiver the right option for your loved one? Read on to find out!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Common Dementia Behaviors and Caregiver Strategies

Posted by Michelle Cemental on January 15, 2019

When a loved one has dementia, they may not act like themselves. The disease may cause strange behaviors that seem out of character. Here is a common list of dementia behaviors along with some caregiver tips to handle each new behavior. 

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Finding the Humor & Laughter in Alzheimer's

Posted by Alyssa Ball on January 8, 2019

If you're one of over 16 million people in the United States caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or dementia, you're already familiar with the many challenges of caregiving. As the person you once knew begins to lose their memory and cognitive function, it can become difficult to retain your sense of humor and positive outlook.

Despite the challenges, both you and your loved one can benefit from the power of everyday human connection—including humor and laughter. If someone you care about is suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia, try to find the humor in your day to day life. And here's how!

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What Is a Caregiver?

Posted by Michael Watson on January 1, 2019

"Caregiver" refers to anyone who provides care for another person. There are different types of caregivers that provide specific care, like family caregivers and respite caregivers. Caregivers can help relieve burdens and support individuals in need. They may help for a long time or just a short time, but their care is always important. Let's take a closer look at what a caregiver's role is. 

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What to Expect From a Knee Replacement Surgery

Posted by Michael Watson on December 26, 2018

A growing number of seniors are exploring knee replacement surgery to address recurring knee pain, arthritis, and stiffness. Studies show that seniors who undergo joint replacement surgery experience reduced pain and disability when compared to seniors who choose not to have surgery. In most cases, seniors who have knee replacement surgery have exhausted less invasive treatments such as corticosteroid injections or medications, and are seeking improved mobility and quality of life. Below is a look at knee replacement surgery and the keys to a successful recovery from surgery.

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Unique Challenges Faced By Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers

Posted by Alyssa Ball on December 18, 2018

As seniors age, they may require more care than ever before. Whether it is assistance with personal care or simple companionship, seniors may need extra help to stay healthy, happy, and strong. But for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, even the simplest things can become difficult or impossible. These unique conditions require unique and specialized care that allows the senior to remain safe and happy. But caring for a senior with dementia or Alzheimer's comes with its own unique challenges and requirements. 

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Seniors and a Difficult Holiday Season: 5 Ways to Stay Cheerful

Posted by Michelle Cemental on December 11, 2018

The holiday season is a time of celebration and happiness. For many seniors, however, it can be difficult to stay positive and happy during this time. To help seniors combat the isolation, lack of activity, and depression that might occur during the holidays, it's important to stay educated and proactive. Below is a guide to what you need to know about seniors and the difficulties of the holiday season, as well as ways to stay upbeat and positive so the holidays can be a more happy, joyous time.

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How Our GreatCare Method Addresses Senior Fall Risks

Posted by Alyssa Ball on December 4, 2018

Seniors are at the greatest risk for falling and injuring themselves over any other age group. Between health concerns, physical limitations, and basic accidents, every 1 out of 3 seniors over 65 suffer from serious falls. Because falls are one of the leading causes of injuries and trauma in seniors, it is important to focus on the proper prevention and training when caring for a senior. Our GreatCare program helps provide this training along with specific care solutions in the most important areas of concern surrounding seniors, falls, risks, and fall prevention. Learn more about how GreatCare helps address fall risks in seniors. 

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