Using Home Care Services to Create More Independence for Seniors in Oregon

As seniors grow older, they often discover that they have difficulty with everyday activities, such as bathing, getting dressed, preparing meals, or even driving; and many are concerned that these new limitations mean that they’ll need to give up not only their freedom, but living in their home, as well. The good news, however, is […]

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The Results Are In—Survey Says: Healthy Eating for Seniors Is a MUST

In our previous blog post, we outlined some age-related concerns that can keep older adults from eating well, but what if unhealthy eating habits lead to cognitive impairment? Malnourishment in older individuals is more prevalent than you might think. As stated by the National Resource on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging, up to 35% – […]

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The Many Benefits of Enhanced Home Care with Activities

Recent studies have proven that boredom can have a very real effect on physical, emotional and mental health. A senior should not sit around all day with little or nothing to do. The following showcase the impacts that enrichment activities can have on seniors’ lives.  Physical Activity  Having an in-home caregiver to encourage and assist […]

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Preventing Pressure Sores and Keeping Skin Healthy 

Pressure sores—also called bed sores or pressure ulcers—are skin injuries that result from prolonged pressure against the skin that inhibits an adequate supply of blood to the skin. Pressure sores occur most often in those who are confined to a bed or wheelchair.  Pressure sores can develop quickly and are often difficult to treat; however, […]

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The Secret to a Successful Transition of Care from Hospital to Home

Healing after surgery can take some time, specifically for seniors. Not only are older bodies slower to heal, but paired with reduced mobility and all kinds of directions for medications, physical activities, follow-up appointments, and nutritional limitations, there is a lot to keep track of after surgery. In a study led by IPC, The Hospitalist […]

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Senior Driving: Is It Time for Mom to Give Up the Car Keys?

It is among the more difficult decisions we face in later years, and a very sensitive subject for adult children to broach with their elder parents: surrendering the car keys. Driving ourselves, while offering an intrinsic sense of freedom and independence, may become extremely unsafe due to a variety of variables pertaining to growing older. […]

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Medicare Now Covers Treadmill Therapy for Vascular Disease

Here’s some good news for anyone with vascular disease, a debilitating condition which can occur from cigarette smoking or diabetes and can increase a person’s risk of developing a heart attack or stroke, and sometimes resulting in limb amputation. Medicare is now going to cover the cost of treadmill therapy once recommended and monitored by […]

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