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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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Ways At-Home Care Costs Less than a Nursing Home in Massachusetts
Ways At-Home Care Costs Less than a Nursing Home in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on December 6, 2019

The types of care plans seniors need vary from person to person. However, individuals living in nursing homes may have to pay standard fees despite using fewer services, which is why in-home care is often more affordable. Find out why using in-home care could be less expensive than moving your senior parent into a nursing home. 1. No Room Fees If your loved one lives with you or in his…

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What Hobbies Might Benefit Seniors with Parkinson’s? in Massachusetts
What Hobbies Might Benefit Seniors with Parkinson’s? in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on November 22, 2019

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) obviously isn’t welcome news for older adults or their family members. However, it doesn’t mean seniors with this condition have to stop being active and enjoying life. Although the disease does affect movements and mobility over time, there are plenty of hobbies your senior loved one may be able to enjoy while living with Parkinson’s. Here are some suggestions to consider. Doing Art Projects…

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Dementia Care Recommendations for Family Caregivers in Massachusetts
Dementia Care Recommendations for Family Caregivers in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on November 8, 2019

Taking on the role of family caregiver for an aging loved one with dementia can be challenging, but there are strategies to make the job more manageable. You should always include your loved one when developing a care plan and be open to his or her wishes. Below are some tips to use when caring for a senior with dementia. 1. Remain Patient Your loved one’s thinking skills are likely…

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Potential Effects of Rehospitalization for Aging Adults in Massachusetts
Potential Effects of Rehospitalization for Aging Adults in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on October 18, 2019

Statistics indicate that up to 20 percent of people over the age of 65 require additional hospital admittances within 30 days of returning home. Readmissions aren’t in the best interests of seniors. There are many ways repeated hospital visits can have negative effects. 1. Diminishes Abilities Being bedridden for extended lengths of time weakens older adults physically. An inability to freely move about, walk, and perform daily routines weakens the…

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Respite Care: Is There a Downside in Massachusetts
Respite Care: Is There a Downside in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on October 4, 2019

At-home respite care provides temporary relief for you without compromising your elderly loved one’s safety. You may be wondering if there are any negatives to respite care, but it’s never a disadvantage to get help from experienced professionals who are trained to boost your loved one’s health. Continue reading to learn about the many advantages at-home respite care offers to seniors and their families. Socialization At-home respite care allows seniors…

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Parkinson’s Care Tips for Family Caregivers in Massachusetts
Parkinson’s Care Tips for Family Caregivers in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on September 20, 2019

Caring for an elderly parent with Parkinson’s can present different challenges, which is why you need to have a proper care plan in place. Remember to set realistic goals and always do your best. Below are some strategies your family can use when caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease. 1. Stay Updated Conducting research allows you to provide adequate care for your loved one and reduce some of…

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Why Is Respite Care Essential for Seniors and Their Families in Massachusetts
Why Is Respite Care Essential for Seniors and Their Families in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on September 6, 2019

Many family caregivers are placed in their roles involuntarily and have no idea what the responsibilities include. Being a family caregiver can become overwhelming, but services like respite care give families peace of mind and time off to rest and rejuvenate. Below are some of the reasons respite care is essential to seniors and their families. Increased Safety Aging in place is the preference of many older adults, and the…

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