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Drew’s Story: From Painful to Pain-Free!

“It was life-changing the way they helped me get around.” It’s the little things in life that we often take for granted. Opening a door, cooking our own breakfast – we do these things without a second thought. But it’s a whole different experience for Drew. While serving in the

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Steps to Prevent a Fall

As you get older taking extra precautions to prevent falls from occurring often is important. Take control and stay safe with these five steps: Find a good balance or exercise program – Look into local resources or technique classes that can help you build balance, strength, and flexibility. You can also look

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 16

Very rarely does my family come together and put aside all of our differences to actually enjoy one another, it usually only happens during the holiday season. Of course, my parents have always been at the apex of all the celebrations growing up and now that our lives have been altered

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Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Dementia affects memory, cognition, and social abilities. If you are caring for someone with dementia, then you’ll need to deal with the symptoms and changes—cognitive, physical, and psychological—that come with this progressive disease. It’s Not Easy Caring for someone with dementia isn’t something that’s automatic, intuitive, or that will come

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Family Caregivers

How to Know When Your Parents Need More Support

Transitioning into the caregiver role for your parents can be challenging at first. It is extremely important keep an eye out for drastic changes and to begin the transition as soon as you begin to notice red flags. It will be hard to tell your parents what to do or over-question them

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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

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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Before Becoming a Foster Parent for Adults

Before you open up your home by becoming a foster parent for FSL’s Adult Foster Care clients, there are a few key aspects you should put into consideration. While the job is rewarding in its own ways, making sure you stay on top of the process is extremely important. What

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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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