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Why Respite Care Is Important To The Family Caregiver

Taking care of an elderly family member can be both physically and emotionally draining on a caregiver.  If you ask a family caregiver, you will hear how hard it can be to care for a loved one full time.  According to the Center for Disease Control, caregivers pay a high price for their labors of

Living a Full Life with Parkinson’s Disease

Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s can be a frightening. However, with the proper preparation and support system you can be assured of living a full life with Parkinson’s. After Diagnosis – Talking with your doctor Chances are when you were first diagnosed you didn’t really hear much else other than “you have Parkinson’s disease,” but it’s

Managing The Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

There are some common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that may or may not affect you. PD is a disease that varies from person to person, making each case unique. However, you can live a full life if you learn how to manage your symptoms. Living With The Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Below are some common

Great Summer Activities for Seniors

It is very important to both the mental and physical well-being of the elderly to remain active and stimulated. Far too often, seniors tend to stay cooped up in the house, because they lack the means or the will to stay actively engaged in various life events.  Remaining isolated and not participating in various activities

Social Workers Making A Difference

  The importance of social workers to those they serve cannot be denied. Social workers touch the lives of many and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics it is a job that continues to see an increase in need throughout the next few decades. Social Workers Are Needed In The Future Need growing at

Honoring Nursing Assistants

In June Nursing Assistants are nationally recognized for their importance to the field of medicine. As our nation of baby boomers ages, the importance of having excellent nursing assistants cannot be understated. What Is A Nursing Assistant? Nursing assistants work under the supervision and direction of RN’s, LPN’s and other medical staff members. Nursing Assistants

It’s Up to You to Make a Difference on Diabetes Alert Day

March 24th is Diabetes Alert Day, as declared by the American Diabetes Association. They chose this day in connection with a number of other associations and coalitions that have asked us all to join them in finding 1 million people who are living with diabetes but don’t know it. Could you be 1 in a

Why Are Flu Shots So Important?

Flu season is upon us and it is extremely important that seniors and those with certain health issues get vaccinated as soon as possible. FAQ’s About Flu Shots When Can I Get The Flu Shot? Get your flu shot now – Flu shots can be given generally from September through the entire winter. The sooner

When Is It Time To Ask For Help? Social Workers’ Roles

It is the role of a social worker to be there for those who need to ask for help; often utilizing local resources to help clients. Learning what is available to you and your family is vital and a social worker or caregiving specialist can provide resources to make everyone’s quality of life better. When

Divorced Seniors – Finding a New Life in the Golden Years

The life of divorced seniors is not unlike the life of many divorced people in today’s world. However, they are often left dealing with not only the typical issues of divorce but also facing being alone while aging and facing health issues. Susan L. Brown, PhD, a professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University