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Things to Know About Respite Care for Older Adults
Things to Know About Respite Care for Older Adults
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 11, 2019

Your elderly loved one may require around-the-clock care, or he or she may only need assistance with basic tasks. Regardless of your loved one’s care needs, he or she can benefit from respite care services. Respite Care Defined Respite care is short-term relief for older adults and their families. Seniors can go to adult facilities where respite care is provided, or they can receive the service in the comfort of…

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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 4, 2019

The golden years are oftentimes the best time to travel, as seniors have retired from their jobs and have more free time to venture to destinations they were previously unable to go to. Take a look at the following infographic featuring some of the best places to travel to in the senior years, provided by the friendly staff at Lincoln Home Care Assistance. To learn about our premier in-home care services, call us today at .

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Why Healthy Aging Is Important
Why Healthy Aging Is Important
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 28, 2019

Healthy aging involves having an environment and opportunities that enable older adults to live valuable lives. Their lives don’t need to be completely free of medical conditions, which are common among the elderly. However, as long as ailments are controlled, the conditions don’t need to affect their overall wellbeing. By remaining as healthy as possible, older adults are better able to enjoy their retirement years. Healthy aging offers older adults…

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How to Reduce an Aging Adult’s Stroke Risk
How to Reduce an Aging Adult’s Stroke Risk
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 14, 2019

As people age, the risk for stroke rises, which may be the result of preexisting health conditions, side effects from medications, genetic predisposition, long-standing poor lifestyle choices, or family history. Here are some unique ways to reduce your senior loved one’s risk for stroke. Encourage Eating More Nuts Eating a diet rich in magnesium may lower the risk for stroke and cardiovascular disease. Magnesium-rich foods such as almonds and walnuts…

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How to Help Older Adults Manage Their Money in Lincoln
How to Help Older Adults Manage Their Money in Lincoln
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 23, 2019

Admitting they need assistance with managing their finances may not be easy for most seniors, but if you fail to step in, your loved one could be vulnerable to scams and other serious financial risks. Therefore, you’ll need to find ways to help your loved one with his or her expenses and financial accounts without overstepping. Here are some ways family caregivers can help seniors manage their finances. 1. Look…

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Which Food Can Lower Stroke Risk
Which Food Can Lower Stroke Risk
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 9, 2019

When it comes to stroke prevention, diet plays a strategic role. Certain nutrients shield against damage to the heart, blood vessels, and brain. Antioxidants boost arterial function and blood flow, warding off vessel blockages. Some plant compounds curb brain inflammation. Fiber normalizes blood pressure while keeping cholesterol in check. Here are choice foods to include in your senior loved one’s meals. Blueberries These juicy berries contain anthocyanins, blue pigments with…

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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 2, 2019

Socialization is one of the key factors of staying healthy in the golden years, and seniors can boost their health even further by doing various activities while spending time with friends and family. The trusted Lincoln in-home care providers at Home Care Assistance have put together an infographic featuring some simple yet healthy activities seniors can engage in while socializing.

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5 Fun Games Your Aging Loved One Can Play While Sitting
5 Fun Games Your Aging Loved One Can Play While Sitting
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 26, 2019

Living an inactive lifestyle can be dangerous for a senior’s wellbeing and lead to unhealthy habits. However, adapting activities to current abilities allows seniors to remain socially and physically active, even if they play games from the comfort of a chair or couch. Take a look at some fun games seniors can play while sitting down. 1. Video Games There are a variety of video games seniors can choose from,…

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Age-Related Cognitive Decline Symptoms
Age-Related Cognitive Decline Symptoms
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 12, 2019

Growing older causes seniors to experience changes in their bodies and brains that negatively affect their independence. It may be difficult for your senior loved one to walk, think, communicate, and remember certain things as he or she ages due to cognitive decline. The good news is some cognitive abilities, such as vocabulary, are more resilient to aging and could even increase with age. Continue reading to learn more about…

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Safety Use Uber For Seniors
Safety Use Uber For Seniors
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 26, 2019

Uber is a ride-sharing app that provides customers with many taxi-like benefits. A lot of seniors are taking advantage of the transportation app for running errands, going to the doctor’s office, or attending social events. Here are some safety tips for aging adults to follow when taking an Uber or any other ride-sharing service.  Note that another great option for families is to hire a professional caregiver. For some families,…

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