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Seniors | Generations Home Care
hip fracture Arizona home care
Falling is one of the biggest health threats seniors face. According to the CDC, “one out of four older people falls every year.” To make matters worse, if a senior falls once, their chance of falling again doubles. While not every fall causes injury, each year 300,000 seniors suffer hip fractures, caused mostly by falls. […]
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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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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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diabetic
The Holiday Season is Here With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, the next few months will be filled with celebration, family, and no small amount of sugary treats and high-fat foods. Delicious as all of these are, they pose an extreme risk to diabetics in America. With more than 12 million seniors over […]
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Arizona Senior Flu Shot
As the 2018-2019 flu season approaches, senior citizens must be vigilant about protecting their health. As we age, our immune systems become less effective, which makes seniors far more vulnerable to the flu’s effects. Center for Disease Control (CDC ) studies show that over 30,000 people a year die from the flu, with more than […]
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Arizona senior depression
We all experience periods of sadness. But for some, feelings of sorrow and darkness are the nagging companions preventing them from drawing any enjoyment from life. Today doctors define these prolonged seasons of sadness as clinical depression. But this hasn’t always been the case. Historically, individuals experiencing depression were said to have melancholia, a spiritual illness […]
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Arizona Senior
Writing an ongoing blog requires a lot of research. And during that process, we’ll occasionally come across articles that are interesting or useful, but don’t necessarily fit into their own post. So instead of letting those great articles go to waste, we thought we’d collect a few and share them for our reader’s enjoyment. In […]
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Arizona Seniors Sleep Tips
In our last few posts, we’ve been talking about the value of good sleep and the health implications that come when we don’t get enough. This is an issue of special importance for seniors because 50% of older American struggle with some kind of sleep problem. When the issue is sleep apnea, doctors can prescribe […]
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sad holiday senior
Now that we’ve officially entered the holiday season, there’s a good chance you’ll be celebrating with friends and family over the coming weeks. In addition to sharing the festivities with your most cherished loved ones, these visits can serve as great opportunities to check-in on the health and well-being of your older relatives. If you […]
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