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How to Be a Motivational Caregiver

As a caregiver, it is important to be as motivational as possible with your care recipient. With all the changes they might be going through, it may be tough for them to stay physically and mentally strong-minded by themselves. Considering more often than not, caregivers are the only sort of

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The Caregiving Personality

Not everyone has the personality to become a caregiver, and that’s okay! If your loved one(s) are getting older and you’re starting to need more help taking care of them, it may be time to seek out caregiving services. Before you bring a caregiver on board, here are a few

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 15

Did you know that high blood pressure as well as high cholesterol have been directly linked to Alzheimer’s and Dementia? At least that’s what all my research is leading to. Studies have shown that these common health issues have some type of correlation to the brain deterioration that occurs with

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The Rising Need for Dementia Care

In the U.S., there are about 5 million people who currently live with Dementia Alzheimer’s. And the numbers are only expected to rise, as the population continues to climb, with about one in every six women and one out of every ten men beyond the age of 55 developing the

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 14

Current situation……. Directly in front of the Whitmore residence sits two police cars, an ambulance and a slew of spectators. In the back of the ambulance, sitting comfortably, is my husband. Not to worry though, he is getting his hand bandaged and awaiting an ice pack for his swelling eye.

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What Home Care Provides

Are you considering home care services for your loved one? If so, you may be wondering what to expect. Here are a few things that your local providers can do for you and your family: Respite for Caregivers Giving care to someone you love is something that can take a

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Home-Delivered Meals – Theresa’s Story

Freshly prepared, ready to eat meals delivered right to your doorstep is more common than many people think. In 2018, FSL delivered nearly 8,000 home delivered meals to residents within the Peoria area. Residents who receive home-delivered meals can receive two meals (breakfast and lunch) anywhere from 2-5 days a week,

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How Seniors Can Find Joy in Care Facilities

Along with aging comes a lot of challenges. Your body becomes frail and you start having mobility issues. Preparing meals, grooming yourself, or even cleaning the yard now takes up so much time and effort. If you see this happening to your parents, then it may be time to face

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Consider Senior Housing Options Before a Crisis

Having an older loved one living on their own can create a lot of anxiety. Questions often run through your mind—what if they fall? What if they forget to take their medicine? What if they have a heart attack or stroke? Many choose housing options for seniors to ensure proper

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Helpful Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

In the U.S. an estimated 11 percent of caregivers live at least an hour away from their loved one in need of care. Along with the everyday stress of managing their own busy schedule, comes the agony of being far away from their family member in case an emergency were

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 13

No one told me caring for my parents would be a full-time job. Would it be wrong to say that I am tired? Would it be wrong to say that this is unfair? Unfair only because I have two siblings that check out whenever they want and I don’t have

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A Veteran’s Miracle – Manuel’s Story

In the U.S., currently thousands of veterans are being declined from receiving services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in response to their health issues or injuries while being on duty. Many are told their diagnoses are not severe enough to receive treatment in a prompt manner, or at

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A Typical Day for Caregivers

Taking care of aging or sick elderly loved ones takes a toll on you. Finding out more about what a typical day for caregivers is like can help you determine what kind of help and assistance is right for your loved ones. Nothing is “Typical” The first thing you will

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Mental Health Services for Seniors

There is an unfortunate stigma associated with receiving mental health services in our society. Perhaps nowhere is this stigma stronger than in the senior community, since the generations that make up this community were some of the first to truly experience mental health care as it is known today –

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