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Seniors | 5/5 | Generations Home Care
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Do you know how to spot the signs of stroke? If not, you should. According to stroke.org, every year 800,000 people experience these brain events, and the effects are devastating. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the #1 cause of adult disability. These events are so destructive because they often come on with […]
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As our country ages, social isolation is a threat more and more Americans will face. In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 11 million people over the age of 65 – or 28% of all seniors – lived alone, 71% of them women. And it’s not just a senior’s living situation that contributes to […]
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Dehydration is a real threat for older adults. It can lead to serious health risks such as urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and even death. In our last post we shared a few tips caregivers can use to spot the signs of dehydration in their patients. In this post we’ll offer a few strategies you can use for preventing […]
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Dehydration seems like a pretty benign health problem. You’re not drinking enough water so you start feeling thirsty or develop a headache. You then realize you might be dehydrated, drink a glass of water or two and the problem’s solved in no time, right? For most people this might be true, but for older adults it’s not […]
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In our last post, we wrote about all the ways falls can have devastating effects on seniors. From broken bones to depression to reduced mobility, a fall can seriously compromise quality-of-life. Did you know that: 1/3 of people 65 and over and 1/2 of those 80 and over fall at least once a year. 1/3 of these falls […]
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fall prevention
No Joking Matter If you grew up in the 1980’s, you probably remember the old Life Alert commercials that ran incessantly during daytime TV. Before cell phones became commonplace, the Life Alert system allowed seniors to summon help by pushing a button worn around their neck. While the service was useful and technologically advanced for its time, the commercials proved memorable for an unintended reason. […]
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