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By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 24, 2016

Also known as “moving blues” or “transfer trauma,” Relocation Stress Syndrome (RSS) is defined as the psychosocial and physiological distress that individuals experience when moving from one location to another. Although moving can be nerve racking for people of any age, Stress Relocation Syndrome primarily affects the elderly population. Here is…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 17, 2016

When American actor Michael J. Fox learned that he had Parkinson’s disease, he vowed to keep working until he could no longer do so. In interviews after his announcement, he admitted that he made that promise to himself after seeing how champion boxer Muhammad Ali continued his fight after being…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 10, 2016

Susannah Mushatt Jones, who was the oldest confirmed person living in the world, passed away in her sleep after a brief illness on May 12th. She lived to be 116 years old, a feat that many seniors and live-in Colorado Springs caregivers hope to achieve. Jones lived through three centuries…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 3, 2016

When the weather is warm and sunny, the pool is the perfect place to get some refreshing exercise outdoors. However, the pool is also a place where many accidents occur, so it is necessary for in-home Colorado Springs caregivers to consider the following safety tips before heading to the pool…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on May 27, 2016

Hip replacements are one of the most common surgeries among seniors because the joints of the hip experience a lot of wear and tear with age. If your senior loved one is undergoing a hip replacement surgery, knowing what to expect afterwards can help you and Colorado Springs home care…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on May 20, 2016

The World Health Organization declared May 31st No Tobacco Day in an effort to draw attention to the need to give up smoking and chewing tobacco products. Tobacco is an addictive habit that creates a physical and psychological stronghold, which makes use extremely difficult to stop. Some seniors have used…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on May 13, 2016

Since their discovery in the early 1900s, antibiotics have entirely revolutionized the medical industry. These useful drugs prevent bacterial infections by hindering bacteria from growing or by actually killing bacteria. However, overuse of antibiotics has caused many dangerous microbes to develop a resistance to the antimicrobial bacteria in most antibiotics….

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on May 6, 2016

Hygiene is always important regardless of age, but it can be difficult for aging seniors to take care of themselves. The majority of accidents for people over the age of 65 take place in the bathroom, which is why it’s important for family caregivers in Colorado Springs to help prevent…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on April 29, 2016

Heartburn is a medical condition in which acid from the stomach creeps up into the esophagus and causes burning and inflammation of the esophageal lining. The condition can be quite painful and uncomfortable, but treating it with medications may cause unpleasant drug interactions. Fortunately, Colorado Springs elder care providers can…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on April 22, 2016

Humans have always been fascinated by the prospect of a fountain of youth. According to the science journal Oncotarget, researchers from Idunn Technologies and Concordia may have found it in the form of plant extracts that contain anti-aging molecules. Live-in Colorado Springs caregivers and the seniors they care for can learn…