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Great Activities for Older Adults with Limited Vision in Colorado Springs, CO
Great Activities for Older Adults with Limited Vision in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on March 17, 2017

Many elderly adults experience varying degrees of vision loss late in life. With help from a professional caregiver, seniors with impaired vision can continue to take part in activities, games, and hobbies. Colorado Springs elder home care experts are available to provide high-quality care to seniors on an as-needed basis. From assistance with mobility and exercise to providing transportation to the doctor’s office and social events, there are a variety…

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Simplifying Tax Season for Seniors in Colorado Springs, CO
Simplifying Tax Season for Seniors in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 24, 2017

Tax laws are complex and ever-changing, making it difficult for some aging adults to manage the tax season in Colorado Springs, CO. Elderly care providers at Home Care Assistance discuss a few ways you can simplify the tax season for your senior loved one. 1. Start a Year in Advance Remembering small financial decisions over an entire year can be difficult for older adults, which is why they should keep all…

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Adopting Japanese Diet In Senior Years in Colorado Springs, CO
Adopting Japanese Diet In Senior Years in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 17, 2017

It is important for seniors to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle that leads to good health and longevity. Colorado Springs elder care professionals suggest adopting a traditional Japanese diet, which is considered one of the healthiest diets in the world and offers numerous health benefits.  1.Omega-3-Rich Seafood The Japanese diet is packed with seafood, especially fish like tuna and salmon. The omega-3 fatty acids in these types of fish…

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Questions for Senior's Doctors in Colorado Springs, CO
Questions for Senior's Doctors in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 10, 2017

As part of your caregiving duties, you may have to take your loved one on all medical checkups and doctor’s appointments. Discussions with your loved one’s doctor can help you understand his or her health better and explore new treatment and caregiving options. Colorado Springs elderly home care professionals suggest 5 important questions you can ask your senior loved one’s doctor. 1. What Side Effects Should I Expect? Whenever a senior…

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What are Molecular Roots in Alzheimers in Colorado Springs, CO
What are Molecular Roots in Alzheimers in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 3, 2017

Professors and associates at Missouri’s Washington University School of Medicine recently published a study on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the eLife journal. The study focuses on the genetics and molecular science behind AD. Professional caregivers from Colorado Springs Home Care Assistance want to share the key observations of this research paper in the following article.      TREM2, which makes up a large portion of microglia cells in the brain and…

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Awe-Inspiring Senior Adventurers in Colorado Springs, CO
Awe-Inspiring Senior Adventurers in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 27, 2017

Seniors who feel they are limited by their age can benefit from hearing inspirational stories of other people their age who have accomplished some amazing feats. Colorado Springs senior care experts have put together a list of 4 elderly explorers who are wonderful examples of how determination and passion for life can keep a person vibrant and active in the golden years. 1. Reinhold Messner  Born in 1944, Messner made…

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AD Dos and Dont's in Colorado Springs, CO
AD Dos and Dont's in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 20, 2017

As the cognitive impairment of Alzheimer’s disease progresses, seniors exhibit a wide range of emotions, which can make life as a Colorado Springs dementia or Alzheimer’s caregiver challenging. Anger, confusion, depression, fear and paranoia are some common symptoms that may lead to agitation, aggression or violence. Some strategies are very effective at handling these situations.  Aggressive Behaviors or Speech Do identify the reason for the behavior. Determine if the senior…

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Holistic First Aid Kit in Colorado Springs, CO
Holistic First Aid Kit in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 13, 2017

If you are a live-in Colorado Springs caregiver, then you might consider making a holistic first aid kit to keep in your senior loved one’s home. There are many items that you will want to add to the kit over time, but here are some ideas to get you started. Activated Charcoal One of the most useful items that you can put in the kit is activated charcoal that works…

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Tips to Transition Senior From Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO
Tips to Transition Senior From Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 6, 2017

One of the most precarious times for seniors is the short period following hospitalization when transitioning to home. It’s imperative for in-home Colorado Springs caregivers to plan ahead for this transition to go smoothly. Work with the doctors and medical team to understand what you can expect during this period and follow the tips below. Medication Management Many seniors receive new medicines while they are in the hospital. Arrange for…

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Promoting Caregiver Wellbeing for 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO
Promoting Caregiver Wellbeing for 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 30, 2016

Live-in and hourly caregivers in Colorado Springs are always so generous with their time to take care of their senior loved ones. If you are a family caregiver, make sure you take some time to care for yourself to make 2017 a little better for you and your aged loved one.  Eat a Healthy Diet Many caregivers ignore the fact that they are hungry so that they can take care of their senior loved ones. Avoid this habit this year by eating three balanced meals each day. Focus on incorporating…

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