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Preventing Back Injuries and Harm to Seniors with Proper Lifting Techniques

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Those providing care for an older loved one at home are likely to find themselves in situations each and every day where it’s necessary to lift, move or transfer the senior – and, if not managed appropriately, this can result in a back injury to the caregiver. Injuries happen most often as a result of

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Senior Adaptive Equipment Payment Sources You May Not Know About

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Could your elderly loved one benefit from more stability in the bathtub or shower? Does she or he need a walker or rollator to move around? Then it’s very likely that you’ll eventually be in the market for in-home adaptive equipment. It’s also likely that you’re curious about how to pay for these assistive devices,

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Helpful Guidelines for Purchasing the Best Adaptive Devices

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Throughout aging, assistive home care products can make daily life around the house simpler and less dangerous. There are many assistive items for home care available these days that can make seniors’ lives less hazardous and more secure. At Home & Hearth Caregivers, we aim to present you with some insider resources for buying and

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Take a Hike: Don’t Skip Senior Outdoor Activities This Summer!

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All through our lives, we record time by the change of seasons, and with each season comes a plethora of outdoor activities that spark our senses. In the springtime, we might smell flowering plants or rain in the air. Summer is filled with sunshine that warms our skin and makes us squint our eyes. In

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Home & Hearth Caregivers Uncovers the Myths and Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

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The gains of remaining physically active are substantial and apply to all of us, young and old alike. Too often when we hear experts make recommendations for people to become physically active, we incorrectly presume that they are suggesting that we become athletes, runners, or body builders. We could also erroneously believe that we need

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It’s Science: Social Activities for the Elderly Are Important.

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It seems intuitive to some people that interacting socially with others enhances wellbeing by maintaining connections to other people’s experiences, beliefs, challenges, humor, opinions, and a variety of other human occurrences. Now, studies are showing that social engagement with other people actually may enhance the wellness of your brain and your body. These results point

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Turn Up the Volume and Ease Dementia Symptoms

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Today, music is more accessible than ever before. For individuals who carry smartphones or tablets along with them everywhere they go, hundreds of thousands – if not tens of millions of songs – are just a finger swipe away. If you are a caretaker for a senior, your smartphone can easily become one of the

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3 Vision Impairments That Are Linked to Diabetes

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They say our eyes are the windows to the world, but we may take them for granted until our vision becomes compromised. Since diabetes can affect almost every part of the body, literally from head to toe, diabetics are at a greater risk for both minor vision impairments as well as blindness. If you or

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What Is Diabetes? Home & Hearth Caregivers Separates Facts from Fiction.

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“No cookies for you!” “You should stay away from eating bread, too!” With the rising number of diabetes diagnoses in America, the myths surrounding the disease seem to rise as well. For years, a number of common misconceptions about diabetes have added to the confusion in providing the best care, but the Illinois senior care

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Could You Be Suffering from Diabetes Care Burnout?

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From beginning to end, a day in the life of someone with diabetes is brimming with a range of tasks to keep the disease under control. Between medications, insulin injections, checking blood sugar levels, exercising, and handling nutritional requirements, it’s common to become overwhelmed. Home & Hearth Caregivers’ Illinois in-home elder care experts understand the

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