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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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Coordination-Boosting Exercises for Parkinson’s in Philadelphia, PA
Coordination-Boosting Exercises for Parkinson’s in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on November 15, 2019

It’s common for elderly people with Parkinson’s disease to eventually experience tremors or muscle stiffness. Over time, these symptoms can contribute to issues with balance, gait, and coordination, which can increase fall risks for seniors with this neurodegenerative condition. Below you’ll find five coordination exercises that can help your senior…

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What Are the Best Alternatives for Treating Alzheimer’s? [Infographic]
What Are the Best Alternatives for Treating Alzheimer’s? [Infographic]
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on November 8, 2019

There’s no single way to treat Alzheimer’s, and families may want to open up their options and encourage their aging loved ones with the disease to try some alternative methods. Another way to help your loved one is to opt for professional Alzheimer’s care. Philadelphia seniors can receive top-quality care…

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Memory-Boosting Games for Older Adults Recovering from Strokes in Philadelphia, PAc
Memory-Boosting Games for Older Adults Recovering from Strokes in Philadelphia, PAc
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on October 25, 2019

A stroke survivor’s brain is often able to naturally heal itself over time by forming new connections, a process known as neuroplasticity. This rewiring allows for the enhancement of important skills, including those involving memory. To encourage the brain to rewire itself, an appropriate level of stimulation is needed. A…

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What are the Causes of the Combative Stage of Alzheimer's in Philadelphia, PA
What are the Causes of the Combative Stage of Alzheimer's in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on October 11, 2019

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, some seniors may exhibit aggressive or combative behavior. There are various reasons these mood changes develop. By implementing a few techniques, caregivers can often defuse these situations. Here are some things you should know about the combative stage of Alzheimer’s disease. 1. Physical Causes When the…

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Causes of Rehospitalizations in Aging Adults in Philadelphia, PA
Causes of Rehospitalizations in Aging Adults in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on September 27, 2019

Roughly one out of every six people with Medicare returns to the hospital within just 30 days of being discharged, according to data from the Dartmouth Atlas Project. If you’re caring for a senior loved one, you understandably want to do everything possible to reduce the risk of having to…

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What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer’s & Memory Loss in Philadelphia, PA
What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer’s & Memory Loss in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on September 13, 2019

Memory loss and confusion are common symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than five million Americans. If you’re caring for a senior loved one who has been diagnosed with this progressive condition, you may be wondering what to expect with regard to memory-related issues. Here’s what you need…

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Puzzles for Aging Adults During Stroke Recovery in Philadelphia, PA
Puzzles for Aging Adults During Stroke Recovery in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on August 30, 2019

Senior stroke survivors should take on purposeful activities such as solving puzzles to increase their circulation and restore cognitive function as they recover. To keep the activities fun and appealing, family caregivers need to choose puzzles based on their elderly loved ones’ cognitive and physical abilities. Below are some of…

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