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Caring for Senior Loved Ones Pt.3

This list continues to offer some articles about aging and health.

A bright, healthy smile is essential for people of all ages. However, as we grow older, dental health often requires more attention and money than in years past. As a result, sometimes, oral health in seniors can decline and be the catalyst for more significant medical issues. Why is oral health so important, particularly for seniors?

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Protect Your Aging Loved Ones from the Threat of Shingles

Protect Your Aging Loved Ones from the Threat of Shingles

"About one-third of the U.S. population gets shingles, many who are over the age of 60. But there are steps you can take to prevent your aging loved one from getting shingles."

https://www.visitingangels.com/gulfshores/knowledge-center/protect-your-aging-loved-ones-from-the-threat-of-shingles-article_462

When it is difficult to be the sole caregiver for an aging family member, Visiting Angels is there to provide the professional senior home care. Learn what senior home care is and how it provides peace of mind.

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Staying Present While Visiting Your Aging Parents

Staying Present While Visiting Your Aging Parents

"Many adult children have found that they are no longer present while they visit with their aging parents. Sure, they’re around, but they aren’t truly present. Time is the limiting factor, and there just isn’t enough time to visit and provide assistance. If you’ve noticed that your visits with your aging parents have morphed into checklists, here are a few tips to help bring you back to the present moment."

https://www.visitingangels.com/richmondva/staying-present-while-visiting-your-aging-parents-weekly-message_5672

Think about your mental health. Discuss how you’re feeling with your family and with your doctor. If you’re struggling, you are certainly not alone. There is no shame in that, and it is fixable. Just as we wouldn’t expect people to heal physical injuries without medical intervention, there is no reason to expect ourselves to fix our own mental health without the right intervention and support. This is a difficult time. No one has to tough it out

When Senior Parents Have Different Care Needs

Visiting Angels offers personalized programs to match each parent’s different home care needs to help your senior parents age in place together.

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Five New Year's Resolutions for Family Caregivers

"Our caregivers can provide the support your loved one needs to make the new year better for them - and for you. Here are several New Year's resolutions you should make this year."

https://www.visitingangels.com/jenkintown/articles/five-new-years-resolution-for-family-caregivers-in-jenkintown-pa-and-surrounding-areas/16238

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Visiting Angels: Helping Seniors to Age Their Way and Combat Loneliness

"Loneliness can be physically and emotionally taxing for all of us, including seniors. Seniors benefit emotionally and physically when they feel connected and engaged. Visiting Angels provide non-medical care that fulfills our clients' physical and social needs; here's how we help."

https://www.visitingangels.com/hurst/articles/visiting-angels-helping-seniors-to-age-their-way-and-combat-loneliness/17338

Questions to Ask when Interviewing a Senior Care Agency in Willoughby

Visiting Angels Mentor provides senior care services to families throughout Willoughby. Call today to learn more.

If you have a loved one struggling with speech and other forms of communication, seeking out a speech pathologist to work on speech therapy could be a great option. Learn how speech therapy can help with dementia

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What Exactly is Respite Care?

"As a family caregiver, you’re often catering to the many needs of others. But when’s the last time you cared for yourself? At Visiting Angels of Portage, we can help you get the break that you deserve."

https://www.visitingangels.com/portage/respite-care

Holiday Blues

Understanding factors that can trigger the holiday blues is the first step in helping seniors maintain their well-being over the holidays.

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Dementia Care in Wayzata

Dementia Care in Wayzata

We provide non-medical assistance to seniors throughout Minnetonka, Richfield, Plymouth, Hopkins, Edina, and the surrounding communities.

https://www.visitingangels.com/wayzata/dementia-care

Visiting Angels will answer your senior home care questions and guide you through the decision-making process to ensure the best overall experience.

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Preventing Loneliness and Depression in Seniors

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to pervade our nation, more seniors are at a higher risk for experiencing loneliness, depression, and social isolation. The lack of opportunities for seniors to socialize amongst their families, friends, neighbors, and peer groups present a challenge for seniors to stay connected during this pandemic.

https://www.visitingangels.com/santaclarita/articles/preventing-loneliness-and-depression-in-seniors/17723

Emotional Wellness Tips for Older Adults

October is Emotional Wellness Month. It’s the perfect month for older adults to evaluate their emotional health and take charge of their emotional wellness, especially as the coronavirus pandemic continues. If you aren’t sure where to begin, here are a few emotional wellness tips.

Visiting Angels Cincinnati West discusses a variety of services that it has to offer; plus, some great caregiver advice.

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Five Signs It's Time for More Help

"Your aging loved one may have seemed just fine the last time you visited, but now, something seems out of place. The truth of the matter is that many older adults and their adult children are often in denial that there is a problem."

https://www.visitingangels.com/puntagorda/articles/five-signs-its-time-for-more-help/14019

Home care providers from the referral network at Visiting Angels Sarasota help local seniors remain independent. Call today to learn more.

Improve Your Day with a Hearty Breakfast

Studies have also shown that adults who consume breakfast actually consume fewer calories throughout the day. Improve your entire day with a hearty breakfast. If you don’t know where to start, here are a few breakfast options to help you jump start your day.

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How to Celebrate the Holidays With Seniors During COVID-19

How to Celebrate the Holidays With Seniors During COVID-19

"While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced older adults to self-isolate and limit contact with others for months, it’s no surprise seniors are more eager than ever to interact with the people they love this holiday season. In order to help you make a safe plan for your elderly loved ones, here are some tips..."

https://www.visitingangels.com/midbay/articles/how-to-celebrate-the-holidays-with-seniors-during-covid-19/541

While changes created by COVID-19 are preparing us all for a “new reality,” it’s important to instill normal routines and schedules for seniors.

Foot Problems in the Elderly and Fall Risk

Proper foot care is important to make sure your senior loved one is not feeling pain and discomfort when they move around.

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Home Health vs Home Care

Though people use the terms "home care" and "home health" interchangeably, the two terms are not the same. Visiting Angels Fort Worth breaks down the differences between home care and home health.

https://www.visitingangels.com/fortworth/articles/home-health-vs-home-care/17719

Social Care Program helps seniors remain connected to loved ones through technology during social distancing.