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Age-Related Immune System Changes
Age-Related Immune System Changes
By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on

Seniors are at higher risk for certain illnesses because of the changes the immune system goes through over time. If you care for an aging loved one, the home care experts at Home Care Assistance of Fort Myers want to help you better understand the impact of aging on the immune system, so you can help him or her live a healthy and happy life at home. Fewer white blood cells : The immune system needs white blood cells to protect the body from bacteria and infections, but produces less of them as a person ages. A senior is more…

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Mothers Day Dining Tips for Elderly
Mothers Day Dining Tips for Elderly
By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on

Mother’s Day brunch, lunch and even dinner are a popular way to celebrate mom, so Home Care Assistance of Fort Myers wanted to share some tips for dining out. We love the idea of taking mom out for a meal; it’s a great way to show your appreciation while getting to spend some quality time together. Call the Restaurant Ahead Along with making reservations at the restaurant of your choice, don’t forget to include any special requests in your reservation, such as space for a wheelchair. If mom has trouble with mobility or finds it hard to sit for extended…

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Alzheimers Fidget Toys
Alzheimers Fidget Toys
By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on

If you care for an aging parent or loved one with Alzheimer’s, most of your day is likely devoted to keeping them as safe, comfortable and independent as possible. As a leading provider of Alzheimer’s and dementia home care in Fort Myers, we know that it can be difficult to achieve such goals, especially as symptoms progress, and wanted to share some information about fidget toys for seniors with Alzheimer’s.. Providers of home care, Fort Myers families can count on, discuss a fidget toy and how you can select the right one for your loved one with Alzheimer’s. What is…

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Ready for Family Caregiving
Ready for Family Caregiving
By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on

If your aging parent or loved one needs help with activities of daily living or has recently been diagnosed with an age-related condition, you may have suggested taking on his or her care yourself. This admirable act can be extremely rewarding, however there are also many challenges associated with caring for an aging parent, many of which develop over time and are unforeseeable. The following are just a few considerations that adult children should make prior to taking on the role of caregiver for an aging parent or loved one. Knowing these challenges can help to ensure both the safety…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk
Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk
By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on

If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ve likely heard that chocolate, when consumed in moderation, can have health benefits. One of the most commonly talked about health benefits is reduced risk for stroke. As a premier provider of stroke care in Fort Myers, we wanted to share how eating chocolate in moderation could prevent stroke risk for seniors and older adults. Research & Studies A recent Swedish study released in the journal, Neurology, indicates that chocolate may even help to reduce stroke risk. The study included more than 37,000 Swedish men ages 45 to 79. Over a 10-year period, there were…

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Chronic Pain Management Tips
Chronic Pain Management Tips
By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on

One of the most common challenges for older adults is living with chronic pain that can be caused by conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, it is common for seniors to cope with the discomfort by becoming isolated at home and having a limited lifestyle. If your aging parent or loved one is living with a condition that results in chronic pain, Fort Myers Home Care Assistance presents a few ways you can help them to manage it and enjoy life again. Suggest Regular Stretching Stretching each day can significantly reduce chronic pain in the back, legs, arms, and…

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Ways to Combat Elder Loneliness
Ways to Combat Elder Loneliness
By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on

A recent University of California San Francisco (UCSF) study showed that 18 percent of seniors live alone; moreover, 43 percent report feeling regularly lonely. While feelings of loneliness can impact a senior’s mood and general outlook, more and more studies are citing that loneliness can also have a dramatic impact a senior’s health and wellness. Seniors who are lonely report a higher incidence of depression, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. At Home Care Assistance we are proud to provide home care Fort Myers families trust, and we base our approach to care on ensuring that all of…

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Herbs Good for Parkinsons Disease
Herbs Good for Parkinsons Disease
By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on

When an aging parent or loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, families often commit to do everything in their power to help him or her maintain a high quality of life. While there are therapy programs and medications that can help to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s, there are also natural alternatives that can help to promote comfort and quality of life. As a leading provider of Parkinson’s care in Fort Myers, we’re always looking to share any information about how to help seniors with Parkinson’s maintain as much mobility and independence as possible. More and more studies are showing…

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Money Management Tips for Elders
Money Management Tips for Elders
By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on

If you have an aging relative, then you know how important it is for them to effectively manage their money on a day-to-day basis. Seniors often live on a fixed income, meaning they don’t have access to additional funds should they need to pay for something out of the ordinary. In this article, Fort Myers Home Care Assistance lists some easy and practical money management tips that are particularly well-suited to seniors and older adults. Shop for New Services It’s a mistake to assume that you’re always getting the best deal with your current services. From Medicare to your cable…

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At-Home Exercises for Seniors
At-Home Exercises for Seniors
By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on

A regular exercise program, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may reduce many of the common age-related health issues facing older adults, including reducing the risk of falls and broken bones, improving cardiovascular and respiratory health, and even boosting mental acuity. At Fort Myers Home Care Assistance, regular daily exercise is an important component of our Balanced Care Method, and all of our caregivers encourage their clients to incorporate as much exercise as safely and comfortably possible into each day. And the best part? Contrary to popular belief, exercise doesn’t have to involve going to the gym….

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