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Home Safety and Wellness Ideas for Caregivers This Winter

The holidays are over and the cold weather has settled in. We are encouraged as the COVID-19 vaccine slowly becomes available to health care workers and high-risk groups. However, caregivers are knowingly faced with several long months ahead, while infection rates in our community and the world are still climbing and the cold weather is …

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Winter Safety This Holiday Season

The first snow has fallen in CT, and all New Englanders know there is much more on the way. The holidays, change of seasons, and caregiving duties all contribute to a lengthy “to do” list. If safety is not on this list, it should be. Here are some safety considerations to keep in mind this …

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Holiday Suggestions for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here. It is always difficult to find the perfect gift for the special people in our lives, and this is especially true when shopping for seniors who reside in assisted living communities or nursing homes with limited space for personal belongings. This year, sentimental gifts are …

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Understanding Hospice vs Palliative Care

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and programs across the country are reaching out to help people understand all that these services offer. The National Association of Home Care and Hospice reminds us that “this month is also the time to recognize and celebrate the millions of people — from administrators to clinicians …

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Seniors, Don’t Wait – Get Your Flu Shot Now

The crispness of fall is in the air and to New Englanders, this is the signal that it is time to schedule an annual flu vaccination. But this year looks different and you may have heard louder and stronger messaging to get your flu shot, than ever before. The CDC is not is not recommending …

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Who Qualifies for Home Health Care Services?

If you’re caring for a loved one with a chronic condition or helping them with physical therapy, you know there can be challenges. Not only can there be issues with knowing what to do, but problems finding support for yourself so you can tend to the other responsibilities in your life. Other than moving to …

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8 Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

With the modern convenience of climate control always available, being inside can be more comfortable, with a lot fewer bugs. So what makes the great outdoors so great? Many studies have found there are important benefits of being outdoors for seniors. This post will explore the health benefits of being outdoors and show how spending …

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