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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
Dental hygiene
Few people enjoy a trip to the dentist. There’s a reason we compare an unpleasant, difficult experience to “pulling teeth.” But no matter how awful it is to get a cavity filled, many people struggle to keep up with daily dental hygiene routines. Seniors are at a greater risk than any other age group, as […]
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suicide prevention signs
Every person has experienced loss, heartache, and sadness. Life throws a lot of curveballs, and some hit harder than others. When we have a social support system, a healthy state of mind, and the medical assistance we need, life’s setbacks are easier to face. But when we’re isolated, trapped with negative thoughts, and cut off […]
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staying hydrated by drinking water
If you could separate the human body into its basic components, water would make up the majority. Depending on age and gender, the average healthy person’s body is 50 to 65 percent water. Babies contain the highest percentage of water — sometimes up to 80 percent! But despite our bodies being so hydrated, a person […]
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pain managment
Pain, while unpleasant, is an important survival tool. It lets us know when to yank our hand back from a hot pan before we’re burned; it gives us advanced warning when something in our bodies is wrong. However, in some cases, pain goes from being a useful tool to a debilitating hardship.  Pain poses serious […]
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opioid
Before COVID-19, America struggled in the grip of a different medical emergency. For almost twenty years, the opioid crisis has ravaged America, leading to thousands of deaths.  This crisis has impacted people across all walks of life, including America’s seniors.  Opioid Misuse Prevention Day on August 30 marks an opportunity to reflect on the proper […]
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multiple prescriptions
As we get older, we often manage a greater number of daily medications. In fact, 44 percent of men and 57 percent of women older than 65 take five or more medications per week. Many of these medications are essential. Some, such as supplements and herbal products, are taken voluntarily. Others are over-the-counter medicines taken […]
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cooking for seniors
For many people, food is a source of comfort and joy. The smell of a fresh-baked pie can instantly conjure memories of baking with a beloved grandparent. The taste of an expensive cheese might harken back to a honeymoon in France. With its deep connections to memory and community, it’s no surprise that food is […]
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LGBTQ Seniors
LGBTQ seniors have lived through massive societal changes. From the Stonewall riots to legalized gay marriage, America has made huge leaps towards equality for LGBTQ people in the past sixty years.  However, senior LGBTQ people often still face challenges when it comes to finding housing and care. In fact, LGBTQ seniors are four times less […]
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Home Caregiver wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19
Home caregivers offer a vast spectrum of services. They provide a crucial support system for people who find themselves in need of assistance with daily tasks. These services can make a world of difference to anyone struggling to maintain their quality of life. Mobility issues, chronic illness, and age are all factors that might require […]
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Older Women wearing a sun hat for sun safety
With summer in full swing and COVID-19 restrictions loosening, it’s a great time to get outside. However, lazy days by the pool and barbecues in the park present the ever-present danger of UV light. The negative effects of the sun can range from a nasty sunburn to skin cancer.  Seniors are especially at risk for […]
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