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In home care or adult day care
In home care or adult day care
By Jennifer Thompson, 11:22 am on February 8, 2019

When an aging loved one is counting on you for his or her wellness decisions, it’s a big responsibility. With so many providers and solutions for senior care, you might need to sift through a great deal of information to determine which is truly the best solution for your older friend or family member. Senior care centers are opening up in every…

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home care for older veterans
home care for older veterans
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:14 am on January 24, 2019

The U.S. elderly population continues to grow older, with agencies and health care programs seeking better ways to provide effective and affordable health care. Leading the way for many years, the Veterans Administration (VA) continues to provide innovative programs. In spite of its bureaucratic difficulties you have probably read about, the VA has a focused mission to help aging veterans….

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Paying for in home care with medicare
Paying for in home care with medicare
By Jennifer Thompson, 8:20 am on January 11, 2019

What can you do when your loved one gets out of the hospital but needs more help than you are qualified or able to give? Will Medicare pay for in home care? The answer is maybe. When a loved one is sick or recovering from a serious illness or surgery, he or she might need skilled nursing care, specialized therapy,…

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10 health snacks for older adults in senior care
10 health snacks for older adults in senior care
By Jennifer Thompson, 1:34 pm on December 19, 2018

Our older adults in senior care require proper nutrition just as much as younger adults. It’s important for people of all ages to eat a healthy variety of foods, including daily fruits and vegetables, with high-quality protein, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Reducing red meat, lunchmeats, processed foods, and sugary snacks is smart. Our bodies need to absorb vitamins and minerals…

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5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
By Jennifer Thompson, 12:39 pm on December 11, 2018

Have you ever misplaced your keys? This is normal. Have you met someone and forgotten his or her name within a minute? This shouldn’t cause worry either. These are both normal memory lapses that people deal with occasionally. When memory loss begins to affect quality of life because of forgetting appointments or getting lost in a familiar neighborhood, these problems…

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Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Nursing Homes in Nashville, TN
Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Nursing Homes in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:11 am on November 26, 2018

Benefits of In Home Care vs. Nursing Homes Aging becomes especially hard when we realize we can no longer live independently without assistance. Sometimes it’s a result of an injury or surgery. Sometimes it’s simply the aging process. Sometimes it’s a diagnosis of dementia or another life-changing illness. Regardless of what creates the need for assistance, how does one decide…

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Senior home care provider helping an older woman eat after a stroke in Nashville, TN
Senior home care provider helping an older woman eat after a stroke in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 8:39 am on November 7, 2018

Providing Nutrition to Someone in Stroke Care Loved ones who require stroke care may be challenged with eating independently. They may have difficulty chewing and swallowing, or it might be too hard to get arms and hands to move smoothly enough to get food into the mouth. Ask your medical team for assistance if your loved one in stroke care…

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Older man reading a credit card number over the phone in Nashville, TN
Older man reading a credit card number over the phone in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 7:50 am on October 23, 2018

Scammers know that the elderly are more likely to be sympathetic and generous to their pleads for help and assistance so they are often targeted by phone, email, and in person. Family with aging loved ones must be cautious.  Older adults are typically on a fixed income and financial scammers can cost them their future security. Adult children and other…

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Assisted living provider with an older woman at home in Nashville, TN
Assisted living provider with an older woman at home in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 6:52 am on October 15, 2018

It’s typical for an aging adult to initially reject the idea of caregiver assistance, but eventually, there is a realization that additional help is needed. People are usually more agreeable and open to the idea once the advantages to senior care are understood. Caregivers increase the level of personal safety in the home, as well as provide additional social engagement….

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Mindfulness in care giving in Nashville, TN
Mindfulness in care giving in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 11:35 am on September 18, 2018

Being a caregiver is demanding and there are many things that can’t be controlled so it’s best to stop chasing perfection. Just aim to do your best job possible and learn from past mistakes. As a caregiver, you’re under more stress than an average person, but if you don’t acknowledge and respect that fact, you’ll be subject to caregiver burnout….

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