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Plan for Help After Surgery or Hospitalization

April 12, 2019
Plan for Help After Surgery or Hospitalization

Imagine a close relative going through knee surgery. By all accounts, the surgery is to be simple and the patient should be able to be home that day and even walk up the stairs. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the outcome. The patient was hospitalized overnight and was incapacitated for days. While rare to have complications, many…

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Don’t Talk to me That Way! Improving Communication Skills with Seniors

February 28, 2019

Improving communication skills is good for all of us who are involved with seniors, and for the seniors themselves.   While much as been written about communications skills in general, this particular topic isn’t addressed as often.  Some of the most common statements made by senior citizens about communication issues are: Please don’t yell at me,…

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It’s okay to ask for help with caregiving!

January 31, 2019
It's okay to ask for help with caregiving!

As family members, and as friends, many of us are called upon at some time to consider assisting those close to us in connection with an illness/surgery or aging. As we take on those roles, we often feel guilty if we become overwhelmed. According to experts in these fields, it is important to consider the…

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Is it memory loss, Dementia or Alzheimer’s?

December 26, 2018

As we age, most of us will feel that we have become more forgetful.  The term “senior moment” has even become a common phrase to express how that feels when we forget why we went into a room, a friend’s name, or where the keys are.  For most of us, these events are normal. It…

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6 ways to improve memory

December 4, 2018

Many elderly people struggle over time with long-term and short-term memories. There are different ways to help avoid a rapid decrease of memory skills according to various studies. Below are 6 ways which might help you strengthen your memory. 1. Meditate to improve working memory Meditation helps you to become mindful and gain control over…

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Outdoor Activities for Seniors in Southwest Florida

September 21, 2018

Southwest Florida offers a plethora of activities, seniors can do with or without the assistance of care providers, depending on the health status. We have gathered a list of activities you might want to check out here in Naples and the surrounding area: Going for a walk: Walking around the neighborhood gives senior citizens the…

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Jacob Nassberg, Owner on Career Minutes with Sylvia

August 20, 2018
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How to prevent seniors from falling

August 8, 2018

As a home health care company with over 12 years of experience in Naples and Southwest Florida, we have seen many incidents were seniors fall due to dangerous conditions or lack of balance. It is one of the biggest threats to senior’s health. In old age, a seniors ability to keep balanced decreases. To avoid…

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Well-being improvement activities for elderly

July 3, 2018

Yoga: Yoga is an activity with low impact on the joints which increases flexibility, stability, balance and core strength for people of all ages. For elderly people who often have difficulties maintaining balance, this is especially important as it can help prevent falls or other accidents. Here is an overview of what regular yoga practice…

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Home Health Care, Assisted Living Facility Comparison

April 30, 2018

Less Stress The older we get, generally less flexible we are. Elderly can have a hard time to adjust to a new environment, new routines and interacting with strangers. Dealing with multiple new staff members in the facility can be uncomfortable. Allowing seniors to live in their home and stay in a comfortable environment offers…

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