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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
Veteran Caregivers
Caregivers play a critical role in our country’s health care system. A 2015 study commissioned by the AARP found that approximately 34.2 million Americans had provided unpaid care for an adult age 50 or older in the previous 12 months. These unpaid workers often provide help with the non-medical tasks of daily living like dressing, […]
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Arizona Senior Heart Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. An estimated 610,000 people die of heart disease every year, which accounts for 1 in 4 total deaths nationwide. To make matters worse, “nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United […]
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help at home
It’s never easy watching our parents age. We begin our lives believing they can do anything, then, slowly, things change and we realize they’re frail humans just like everyone else. As they grow older, their limitation become greater and greater until they can no longer live entirely on their own. Five Signs Your Parents Need […]
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cold arizona snow
Now that winter’s officially arrived, it’s time to check in on our older loved ones to make sure they’re prepared for the colder weather. Because of the physical changes that come with aging, seniors are at a much higher risk for health-related complications due to chilly temperatures. However, they may also be less likely to […]
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Arizona caregiving Pet
If you’ve ever owned a dog or a cat, you understand how much joy they bring to daily life. But for seniors, these companion animals can do so much more. Companionship Loneliness is a growing problem among American seniors. According to the most recent census figures, 28% of Americans over the age of 65 lived […]
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BOLD
On December 31st, 2018, President Trump signed the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act — or the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act — into law. In a rare act of bipartisanship, the bill had passed through both The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate in the previous weeks, after having been introduced by […]
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Healthy Aging Arizona
According to an AARP study, 87% of adults age 65 and over would prefer to stay in their own homes as they age. And who can blame them? Many of these older adults saw their own parents institutionalized in retirement and skilled nursing facilities, and want to avoid the safe fate as they age. Unfortunately, […]
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Alzheimer's Vaccine Arizona Home Care
Dementia is a looming public health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, there are currently some 50 million people suffering from the disease world wide. And if left unchecked, that number could swell to more than 131 million by 2050. Unfortunately, researchers have made little progress finding a cause for dementia or developing effective […]
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holiday caregiving
The holidays can be a stressful time for many people. Between gift shopping, decorating, holiday parties, and family commitments, sometimes it feels like there’s almost no time left to actually enjoy the season. But when you add in the stress of caring for an elderly family member, the holidays can quickly turn into an exhausting […]
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Manage diabetes during the holidays
The holiday season is now in full swing, and that means food, and a lot of it. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States. But all that celebration comes with big challenges for the diabetic population as they choose what foods to eat and how large their […]
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