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Great Wheelchair Exercises for Seniors in Nashville, TN
Great Wheelchair Exercises for Seniors in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on October 16, 2015

Exercising on a regular basis is one of the best ways to stay healthy and fit. Unfortunately, some people are limited because they rely on a wheelchair, but that doesn’t stop people from modifying workout routines. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a dedicated provider of home care in Nashville, hopes caregivers and family members will suggest the following exercises…

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How to Tell if Your Senior Loved One Has Diabetes in Nashville, TN
How to Tell if Your Senior Loved One Has Diabetes in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on October 9, 2015

When caring for a senior family member, you may need to monitor him or her for certain illnesses and diseases like diabetes, and at Home Care Assistance of Nashville we understand that can be challenging, particularly if you don’t know what signs to look for. Here are some symptoms of diabetes. Symptoms of Diabetes It is important to understand the…

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Valuable Life Lessons From Seniors in Nashville, TN
Valuable Life Lessons From Seniors in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on September 24, 2015

Many seniors have a wealth of accumulated wisdom and knowledge to share. Some of these life lessons come from experience or common sense, but regardless of where it all comes from, the elderly can provide a lot of insight on life, love, and happiness. Here are some life lessons from our treasured clients at Nashville Home Care Assistance. Choose a…

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Easy Methods to Combat Senior Loneliness in Nashville, TN Residents
Easy Methods to Combat Senior Loneliness in Nashville, TN Residents
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on September 17, 2015

Many people are surprised to find seniors often experience feelings of loneliness, isolation, and depression, which can significantly impact a senior’s health and wellbeing. If you provide home care in Nashville for a senior loved one or are simply concerned about his or her wellness, here are a few ways you can combat senior loneliness. 1. Make Transportation Readily Available…

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Stress Management Tips for Seniors from Nashville, TN
Stress Management Tips for Seniors from Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on September 10, 2015

As a leading provider of elder care in Nashville, we understand better than most the challenges of caring for an aging parent or relative. Although caring for an elderly loved one is certainly a labor of love, it can also be quite stressful. Here are a few simple methods you can employ to manage your stress and improve morale. Take…

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Helping Seniors Through Parkinson's Disease in Nashville, TN
Helping Seniors Through Parkinson's Disease in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on September 3, 2015

Approximately 40 percent of Parkinson’s patients experience “off” periods when medications to control motor functioning aren’t as effective. According to Nashville elder care professionals, it’s during these periods that seniors don’t respond well to medications like levodopa and dopamine agonists that otherwise work very well at controlling muscle stiffness, tremors and slow movement. The following treatments often minimize “off” periods…

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Tips for Nashville Seniors to Quit Smoking
Tips for Nashville Seniors to Quit Smoking
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on August 27, 2015

Giving up cigarettes is challenging at any age, and some seniors feels as though it’s too late for them simply because they’ve been smoking for so long. If you or your senior loved one are trying to quit smoking, use the following strategies to stay on track. 1. Identify smoking triggers. A trigger is an action that prompts you to…

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Everything You Need to Know about Osteoarthritis
Everything You Need to Know about Osteoarthritis
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on August 20, 2015

Although there are more than 100 types of arthritis, the most common occurring type in the elderly is called osteoarthritis, which affects the joints and cartilage in the hands, spine, knees, and hips. The best way to help your senior loved one manage his or her OA is to have a basic understanding of the causes, symptoms, and possible treatments….

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Immunizations Every Senior in Nashville, TN Needs
Immunizations Every Senior in Nashville, TN Needs
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on August 13, 2015

A an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be far-reaching in terms of how it affects not only the person receiving the diagnosis, but their family members and friends. Nashville senior care professionals find that some families choose to keep the initial diagnosis secret for one or more of the following reasons: Fear of How Others Will React Your loved one may insist…

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Manage Both Care giving and Work Efficiently in Nashville, TN
Manage Both Care giving and Work Efficiently in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on August 6, 2015

Millions of Americans act as the primary caregiver for an aging parent or relative and struggle with balancing responsibilities at home with full-time work. Not surprisingly, many caregivers wind up physically and emotionally drained. Although it’s no easy task, there are ways to manage both roles efficiently. Set Priorities Make a list of priorities for both home and work in…

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