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How to Support a Family Caregiver in Philadelphia, PA
How to Support a Family Caregiver in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020

When you encourage family caregivers, you’re helping them believe in themselves and giving them the support they need to succeed. Your words and actions could influence the caregiver in your family to take on more and enhance your senior loved one’s safety. Below are tips you can use to encourage…

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Can Parkinson’s Disease Affect Vision in Philadelphia, PA
Can Parkinson’s Disease Affect Vision in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020

The main characteristic of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is difficulty with movement that becomes increasingly noticeable as the condition progresses. However, there are many non-motor complications associated with this disease as well, one of which is vision impairment. Eye changes associated with age, such as the development of cataracts, can also…

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Tips for Helping Elderly Parents Use the Internet Safely in Philadelphia, PA
Tips for Helping Elderly Parents Use the Internet Safely in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on February 28, 2020

The Internet can be an incredible resource, but seniors might not be aware of some of the dangers they could run into online. From identity theft to debilitating malware, there are quite a few risks seniors need to avoid. Luckily, with a little bit of assistance and some high-quality software,…

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Strategies for Increasin Intellectual Wellness in Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
Strategies for Increasin Intellectual Wellness in Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020

Maintaining good mental health is essential for older adults because it enhances their intellectual wellness. Try to find ways to keep your aging loved one active and engaged. Continue reading to find meaningful tasks and activities that increase intellectual wellness in the elderly. 1. Journaling Writing down thoughts is an…

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Great Reasons for Aging Adults to Volunteer in Golden Years in Philadelphia, PA
Great Reasons for Aging Adults to Volunteer in Golden Years in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on January 31, 2020

Volunteering is a rewarding endeavor at any age. That being said, it’s also a type of involvement that can be especially beneficial for older adults. If you’re caring for a senior loved one, take a moment to learn why you should consider encouraging him or her to find a way…

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What are the Healthy Lifestyle Adjustments for Older Adults in Philadelphia, PA
What are the Healthy Lifestyle Adjustments for Older Adults in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on January 17, 2020

Seniors tend to be known for being set in their ways, but the golden years are actually a wonderful time to make big changes. Years of work and life experience can give seniors the tools they need to enhance their lives, and the right choices can help them stay healthy…

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How Stress Affects Aging Adults in Philadelphia, PA
How Stress Affects Aging Adults in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on December 27, 2019

Loss of independence, limited mobility, financial worries, and health issues can take a toll on emotional wellbeing. When elderly people are under stress, both psychological and physiological changes can occur. Here are some ways stress can affect aging adults and what you can do about them. Social Isolation Stress can…

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6 Indoor Winter Activities for Seniors [Infographic]
6 Indoor Winter Activities for Seniors [Infographic]
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on December 20, 2019

It’s cold outside during the winter, which means older adults need things to do inside so they can stay warm. The staff at Philadelphia Home Care Assistance has provided a handy infographic featuring a few suggestions for winter activities that are suitable for seniors to do indoors. If your elderly…

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Christmas Activities for Older Adults to Enjoy in Philadelphia, PA
Christmas Activities for Older Adults to Enjoy in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on December 13, 2019

The Christmas season is always special, and seniors often find they have more time on their hands than they might expect. Since seniors are often past the point of setting up for a house filled with children, they may find they need to plan other activities that help them celebrate…

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Most Common Diagnoses for Hospital Readmissions in Philadelphia, PA
Most Common Diagnoses for Hospital Readmissions in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on November 29, 2019

The prospect of having to go back to the hospital after being able to finally go home is enough to make seniors want to do their best to take care of their health. While hospitals are equipped with everything a person needs to begin healing from an illness or injury,…

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