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Signs an Older Adult May Need Gallbladder Surgery

Senior Care in Crawfordville FL: Signs of Gallbladder Problems

Edward, a 74-year-old man, began having pains in his abdomen. They always went away, but they made him very uncomfortable. Sometimes he also felt nauseous and he even vomited a few times. His daughter, Ellen, knew something was terribly wrong, so she insisted that Edward see a doctor. Upon examination, the doctor determined that Edward’s…

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5 Signs of Social Isolation in an Elderly Relative

Elder Care in Perry FL: Signs of Social Isolation

Social isolation is a growing epidemic among elderly adults in the United States. For a variety of reasons, some elderly people have increasingly limited interaction with others in their community. While a career, family, hobbies, and the daily tasks of life once made them get out and about, today’s retired elderly adults with grown kids…

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Social Security Checks to Go Up in 2018, But By How Much?

Elderly Care in Havana FL: Social Security Increase and Rising Costs

In 2018, the Social Security Administration is giving seniors a slight increase. The estimated benefits for all retired workers increases from $1,377 to $1,404. For a couple, it increases from $2,294 to $2,340. While any increase is helpful, some wonder if a 2-percent raise is really enough. It may be time to take a closer…

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What You Should Know About Heart Attacks

Home Care in Monticello FL: Things to Know About Heart Attacks

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death among both men and women. Each year throughout the United States more than 610,000 people die as a result of heart disease. These statistics can be startling for you as a family caregiver, but it is important to acknowledge them so that you can learn as much…

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Could Cataract Surgery Help Seniors Live Longer?

Senior Care in Madison FL: Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a common vision problem for people over the age of 50. When a person has a cataract, the lens of their eye has become cloudy and difficult to see through. Cataracts can be treated with surgery in which the cloudy lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens. The surgery improves vision,…

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Top 5 Ways to Be a Better Long-Distance Caregiver

Caregiver in Quincy FL: Long-Distance Caregiving

Some family caregivers don’t live close to the older adults they are helping. They may live just a few hours away, or all the way across the country. Whatever the case, they don’t live close enough to make frequent visits to their aging family member. Instead of making frequent visits, a long-distance caregiver may help…

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9 Great Reasons for Seniors to Take Probiotics

Elder Care in Crawfordville FL: Probiotics

Dwayne’s elderly father, James, had just finished a course of antibiotics from a recent serious illness. However, during and after the treatment, he actually felt worse when it came to abdominal cramps and diarrhea. James’ elder care aide recommended that he ask his doctor about taking probiotics. At the next appointment, Dwayne and James inquired…

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Start a Gratitude Journal for National Gratitude Month

Elderly Care in Monticello FL: Starting a Gratitude Journal

Are you overwhelmed with elderly care duties and feeling the stress of being everywhere at once? If so, you are not alone. Many family caregivers report feeling burned out, stressed and tired. One of the things that busy people can do to reduce their negative thoughts and feelings is to keep a gratitude journal.  Since…

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