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4 Tips to Exercising Safely with Arthritis

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The inflammation and pain that results from arthritis threatens the ease of exercise. Yet, someone with arthritis may benefit greatly from regular exercise routines – as long as they are accomplished safely.  Luckily, there are ways to adapt an exercise schedule in order to relieve pain without causing more of it. 1) Manage Pain Levels. [...]


Adapting a Bathroom: Giving the Toilet a Boost

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Aging brings new challenges. These challenges can often present themselves in the form of aches and pains. Bending down, walking up stairs, sitting in a car or even getting dressed can be harder and harder as our bones and joints become less willing to do what we ask them too. The hips and knee joints, [...]


Encouraging Mobility in Elderly Loved Ones

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Many elderly face mobility challenges. Mobility difficulty can be as mental as it is physical. This often discourages elderly from leaving the house and increases the chances of depression. As their caregiver, encourage your loved one to get up and out of the house.  It’s vital for them to get fresh air and experience the [...]


Foods Your Elderly Loved One Should Not Be Eating

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Many people think that just because a certain food is regarded as “healthy”, that it’s okay to feed it to your elderly loved one.  This is not always the case.  There are certain foods that we think of as healthy that can actually make your elderly loved one sick, causing food poisoning or other food-related [...]


Convincing Your Loved One That They Need Living Assistance

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When at home caregiving is no longer an option, a loved one may continuously refuse to accept the professional support they need.  Your aging loved one is probably refusing this help because, let’s face it, no one likes to lose their independence. But there comes a point when at-home care or self-care is dangerous, but [...]


7 Tips to Help New Caregivers

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Entering into the world of caregiving can be a new, and sometimes intimidating place, but it doesn’t have to be. There are ways to assure that your loved one is under the best care that you can offer without forgetting to take care of yourself. Caring for yourself: It’s easy to get caught up in [...]