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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Supportive Care

Just as everyone’s medical history is unique, every patient’s approach to treatment is an individual endeavor—what works for some people with the same disease or condition might not be desirable to others. But the one thing every patient will benefit from is support and care during treatment. Supportive care (also called palliative care) is given […]

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Role Reversal: How to Care for Your Elderly Parents

A wave of retiring Baby Boomers, depleted retirement savings and pensions after the Great Recession, and rising costs at assisted living facilities have combined into a sharp increase of adult children caring for their aging parents. But even if you’ve always planned to care for your parents in their old age, the role reversal can […]

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How to Prepare & Care for Your Paraplegic Patient

How to Prepare & Care for Your Paraplegic Patient Paraplegic injuries can be life changing for patients as well as their loved ones. But with proper care and a focus on what patients can do, as opposed to what they can’t, life in a wheelchair can still be rich and fulfilling. With this in mind, […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Hospice

10 Things You Need to Know About Hospice No one likes to think about the end of life, even those in the final stages of a terminal disease. But making efforts toward a peaceful transition can be incredibly comforting to all involved, and that’s where hospice comes in. Hospice is a philosophy of care that […]

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Benefits of Companionship for Seniors

Benefits of Companionship for Seniors Studies have shown that social connection is good for our mental and physical health. In fact, social engagement is one of the biggest predictors for health, happiness, and longevity. And this doesn’t change just because we get up there in years. Seniors benefit from social connection as much as anyone […]

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care: Games to Exercise the Mind and Memory

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care: Games to Exercise the Mind and Memory As we age, we know we’re supposed to stay active to keep our bodies healthy and strong. But did you know there are also benefits to doing exercises that challenge your mind? A number of studies show that staying mentally active as you age […]

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Introducing In Home Care to Your Loved One

How to Introduce In-Home Care to Your Loved One Imagine yourself at an advanced age when, after a whole lifetime of taking care of yourself and managing the details of your life, you’re told that the job is no longer yours – that it’s time for someone else to take over. You’d probably be scared, […]

How to Prepare for In-Home Care

  At first, your loved one might be resistant to the idea of having an unfamiliar caregiver in his or her home every day. However, with the proper preparations, you can ease the transition to in-home care for everyone involved. What is in-home care? With in-home care, seniors are provided the safety and security they […]

In-Home Care Vs. Assisted Living

Benefits of In-Home Care Vs. Assisted Living Facilities Your loved one means the world to you, and you’ve done everything you can to help her maintain the high quality of life that she’s accustomed to. But you can only do so much while still attending to the necessities of your own daily life. You’ve struggled […]