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Helping Seniors Decrease Their COVID-19 Risk in Massachusetts
Helping Seniors Decrease Their COVID-19 Risk in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on April 3, 2020

Many older adults are concerned about the possibility of contracting coronavirus, a pathogen that’s particularly dangerous for the elderly. Although aging adults shouldn’t feel compelled to live their lives in fear, it does make sense to implement a few safeguards against catching the virus. As you talk to your senior loved one about the risk factors, make sure to share these ideas for lowering his or her coronavirus risk. 1….

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Tips for Handling Hypertension in Seniors in Massachusetts
Tips for Handling Hypertension in Seniors in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on March 20, 2020

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a serious medical issue that’s very common among older adults. According to the CDC, just over 108 million Americans have high blood pressure, and only 25 percent of those people are taking steps to address the condition. If your aging loved one has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it’s time to come up with a long-term plan for boosting his or…

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Massachusetts Corona Virus Prevention
Massachusetts Corona Virus Prevention
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on March 11, 2020

In light of the current coronavirus situation, the dedicated staff at Massachusetts Home Care Assistance would like to share our thoughts on how to best protect your aging loved one from contracting the COVID-19 virus. Elderly individuals, especially those already living with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, are at a very high risk for becoming seriously ill if they do catch coronavirus. This risk…

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Weight-Maintenance Tips for Aging Adults in Massachusetts
Weight-Maintenance Tips for Aging Adults in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on March 6, 2020

Making an effort to stay within a healthy weight range is one of the best things seniors can do for their overall wellness. Studies from around the world continue to reveal that being obese is a major risk factor for several medical complications. If your aging loved one is having difficulty staying within an ideal weight range, it’s time to come up with a comprehensive plan to help him or…

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Tips to Age-Proof Your Aging Loved One’s Home in Massachusetts
Tips to Age-Proof Your Aging Loved One’s Home in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on February 21, 2020

Even if your aging parent is very mobile and quick-witted right now, there will most likely come a time when some of those physical and mental abilities begin to decrease. When that happens, you must make sure your loved one can remain safe at home at all times. Age-proofing a loved one’s home should be a relatively simple process that greatly reduces the risk of a serious accident or injury….

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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020

A recent article published by The Boston Globe indicates that there’s a shortage of caregivers due to a variety of circumstances: https://www-bostonglobe-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/04/metro/caregiver-shortage-emerges-crisis-massachusetts-elders/?outputType=amp At Massachusetts Home Care Assistance, our average pay for our caregivers is higher than the rates listed in this article, we don’t take the contracts it mentions, our care is 1:1 compared to the nursing homes discussed, and—in general—we don’t have a caregiver shortage in our core area. If you have an aging loved one who needs help at home from a highly trained, dedicated in-home caregiver, give us a call today at .

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Do Older Adults Need Nutrients in Massachusetts
Do Older Adults Need Nutrients in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on February 7, 2020

In the senior years, the body changes how it processes food, which can cause diminished appetite and a slower metabolism. Health conditions and some medications may also cause your aging loved one to eat less, which means the food he or she does eat must be nutritious. These vital nutrients can prevent or alleviate several health conditions, allowing your loved one to get the most out of the golden years….

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Which Red Flags that Show Caregiver Burnout in Massachusetts
Which Red Flags that Show Caregiver Burnout in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on January 24, 2020

Being a caregiver offers an excellent opportunity to bond with your elderly parent, but the role may be stressful at times. To prevent burnout, you must always put your mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing first. Below are some of the warning signs of caregiver burnout and how it can be avoided. 1. Fatigue It’s difficult to get a good night’s rest if you’re always worried about your loved one’s safety,…

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Why Is It Important to Be Able to Age with Dignity in Massachusetts
Why Is It Important to Be Able to Age with Dignity in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on January 10, 2020

As a caregiver for an aging loved one, a big part of your responsibilities involves keeping your loved one safe and healthy. However, another important aspect of senior care is helping your loved one maintain a sense of dignity. Why is this such a vital part of life for seniors? This is the topic we’re going to explore today by discussing the benefits of maintaining dignity for aging adults. Makes…

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Does Aging Cause Higher Cholesterol in Massachusetts
Does Aging Cause Higher Cholesterol in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on December 20, 2019

Cholesterol levels tend to increase naturally with age. On average, women are more likely to have higher cholesterol levels than men. However, high levels of unhealthy types of cholesterol can be bad for any older adult. This waxy, fat-like substance does serve some beneficial purposes as well, so it’s important for seniors and their caregivers to have a better idea of what kind of cholesterol increases are good and which…

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