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Author Archives: Louise Savoie

Socializing in This Time of Pandemic

With the restrictions in the interaction between people that this pandemic has caused, establishing relationships and conversations has gotten difficult up to the point where it gets lonely and depressing just to be staying at home without someone to talk to. This hits especially our elders left at home and while their families are away, … Continue reading

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What Causes Congestive Heart Failure?

One of the top reasons why elders in home care get hospitalized in the United States is congestive heart failure or CHF. About 5.7 million Americans are suffering from CHF, and the number is growing by roughly half a million each year. Because it is a cause of possible hospitalizationfor elders, it’s important to understand … Continue reading

Spotting Symptoms of Depression Among Seniors

Lack of energy, irritability, and aches and pains are common among seniors. Unfortunately, it is not always because of the reason we think it is—it is not due to the natural effects of aging or illness but instead may be a sign of depression. Because depression among the elderly manifests in ways that are not … Continue reading

Prepare Ahead: Knowing the Symptoms of COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD refers to a group of progressive lung diseases that affects about 30 million Americans. Those with the condition have a higher risk of developing lung cancer and heart disease. Despite the prevalence of this disease, about half of individuals who have this is unaware they have the condition. Slow … Continue reading

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Senior Skincare: Preventing Dryness and Irritation

Our skin goes through changes as we age. What once was smooth and supple now becomes thinner and loses fat. Senior skin can be prone to dryness which then leads to itching and irritation when scratch. As a provider of non medical home care in Arizona, we consider senior skincare when caring for senior patients. … Continue reading

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Balanced Nutrition When Meal Prepping for Seniors

While proper and balanced nutrition is important to people of all ages, it is particularly important for adults in their senior years. Their body requirements differ from when they were younger as their bodies go through changes brought about by aging. They need more nutrients and less excess fat. This makes them prone to obesity … Continue reading

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