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5 Tasty and Easy Fall Recipes for Seniors

As the weather changes, most people crave recipes that evoke thoughts of pumpkin spice lattes and warm apple pie. If you're a senior looking to enjoy the flavors of fall, try these easy and healthy fall-inspired recipes.

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How to help your aging parents maintain their independence

As we age, we slow down and certain things become more difficult. Watching your parent age and their daily activities become more difficult, can cause worry and stress. Our latest blog post discusses some practical tips on how to help your aging parents safe while maintaining their independence.

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The 10 Best Brain-Simulating Activities for Seniors

Keeping your mind active and stimulated is important to keep your mental capacity sharp as you age. Here is a list of fun and stimulating activities that you can incorporate in your daily routine.

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5 Fall Activities for Seniors To Enjoy With the Help of a Home Health Aide

September is a wonderful time for seniors to spend time outdoors. The cooling weather provides many opportunities for outdoor activities for seniors to participate in. Here are some fall activities that seniors may enjoy.

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Seniors and Skin Conditions: What You Need to Know

Read on for some of the most common senior skin conditions our loved ones can experience and how we can help manage them.

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Do Seniors Struggle With Depression?

Do seniors struggle with depression? Learn more about how this mood disorder affects those who are 65 years or older.

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5 Tips to Help Seniors Manage the Summer Heat

The heat associated with summer can present a host of difficulties for seniors. Here are 5 tips to help seniors manage the summer heat.

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The Importance of Monitoring Eye Health as You Age

As you age, it's common to experience changes in your eyes and vision. Learn more about the importance of monitoring eye health as you age.

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12 Outdoor Summertime Activities for Seniors

What are some of the best outdoor summertime activities for seniors and how can you ensure senior safety in the sun? Learn more here.

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Key Tips for Having a Seamless Transition from Hospital to Home for Seniors

Going to the hospital can be an ordeal for most people. Even the transition from a hospital back to one's home can be critical for seniors and their health.

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Safe Gardening Tips for Seniors

Planting a garden and watching it grow is a wonderful hobby that many enjoy. Here are a few ways for seniors to garden safely.

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Seven Sleep Tips for Seniors

Many older adults experience insomnia caused by medical conditions including sleep apnea. Here are 7 sleep tips to help seniors get a full night's rest.

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5 Tips to Help Beat Your Senior Parent’s Loneliness

Loneliness can have a significant impact on seniors' physical and emotional health. Here are 5 tips to help beat your senior parent’s loneliness.

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Five Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day With Your Senior Mother

As your loved one ages, celebrating Mother's Day can become more challenging. Here are five ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with your senior mother.

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Stroke Awareness Month: What to Know About This Medical Condition

The month of May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Here is everything you need to know about the signs, risks, and treatment of a stroke.

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April Is Parkinson's Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s awareness month. Here is what you need to know about Parkinson's and some ways to aid those who suffer from it.

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Senior Home Care: Does Your Senior Loved One Need Additional Support?

Does your senior loved one need additional support? Here are signs that it's time for senior home care and the benefits of a home health aide.

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What You Need to Know About Kidney Disease and Senior Health

Kidney disease is a condition that affects the kidney's ability to function. Here is what you need to know about kidney disease and seniors.

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Destigmatizing Brain Injuries: National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain injuries can be a result of different traumatic events to the head. It's time to remove the stigma behind brain injuries. You can start here.

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6 Tips for Dealing With Sundowning and the Resulting Sleep Issues

Sundowning is a group of symptoms that affects those with dementia during the later stages of the day. Learn more here.

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Understanding Osteoporosis and the Aging Process

Osteoporosis is a bones disease that causes bones to lose density and strength. Learn more about osteoporosis and the aging process.

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Five Tips for Helping a Senior Create a Schedule

Creating a clear schedule is beneficial for seniors as they age. Here are five tips for how to create a schedule for seniors.

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6 Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Mental Health and Well-Being

It is important that seniors are well taken care of to safeguard their mental health. Here are 6 ways seniors can boost their mental health.

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8 Memory and Brain Exercises for Seniors

A common complaint among seniors is memory loss and decreased cognitive function. Here are 8 memory and brain exercises for seniors.

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5 Holiday Challenges that Senior Parents and Grandparents Face

We all look forward to the holidays, but they come with difficulties for our senior loved ones. Help them overcome 5 holiday challenges with these tips.

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Gift Ideas to Cheer Up the Elderly and Show How Much You Care

Finding the best holiday gift for your senior loved one this season can be a challenging task. Here are some options for holiday gift ideas.

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Tips for Downsizing for Seniors

If downsizing is in your future, consider the following tips to streamline the process and make it as painless as possible.

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5 Very Fun Activities for Seniors to do with their Grandkids

Seniors can have a wonderful time with young children (maybe grand children or great-grandchildren) when they visit. Here are some recommended activities.

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Cold Weather Preparation Tips for Seniors

Many of us are thinking about how best to get ready for the winter. Here are some tips that older people can use for cold weather preparation.

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November Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, learn the signs of Alzheimer’s and what you can do to support and care for your loved ones living with this disease.

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How to Detect and Prevent Bedsores

Bedsores are injuries to the skin caused by prolonged pressure on an area of the body. Here's how to detect, treat, and prevent bedsores.

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What to Know About Mental Health and Aging Loved Ones

Mental health is an overlooked topic, especially when it comes to the elderly. Here is what to know about mental health and aging loved ones.

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What to Know About Eating Aids for Seniors With Tremors

Tremors can be a burden, specifically when it comes to eating. Here's what to know about how to adapt with eating aids.

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7 Ideas for Recognizing World Alzheimer's Month

September is World Alzheimer's Month. Here are seven ways to help encourage those who have a loved one experiencing Alzheimer's Disease.

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The Benefits of Fishing for Seniors

Fishing has long been a favorite pastime of many people, especially seniors. Here are the benefits of fishing for seniors.

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In-Home Care Options for New York Residents

New York state has several options that put seniors and their families in control of their at-home care. Learn more about their options here.

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How COVID-19 Continues to Impact Home Health Aides

During COVID-19, the number of patients needing home health care has risen. Here's how COVID-19 continues to impact home health aides.

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Partnering With Your Loved One's In-Home Caregiver

If you hire an in-home caregiver, you may be somewhat confused as to what your role will be. Here's how to partner with an in-home caregiver.

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How to Prevent Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration is a particular problem for the elderly, even when it is not hot outside. Here is how to prevent dehydration in seniors.

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Ways to Ensure Your Senior Loved One's Nutritional Needs Are Met

Nutritional needs may get overlooked as we age. Here's some information regarding seniors' nutrition from Elite Home Health Care.

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5 Summer Activities for Seniors | Elite Home Health Care

Depending on health and mobility, there are some great summer activity options for seniors. Here are some summer activities for seniors.

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Good Eye Care Is Important for Seniors

Many senior citizens experience eye problems, making it important to maintain their eye care. Learn more about proper maintenance here.

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Understanding Arthritis in Seniors

Arthritis is the inflammation of your joints that may involve swelling, tenderness, and rigidity. Learn more about arthritis in seniors.

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Easy Ways to Participate in Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month is here again. Here are 4 practical tips to prioritize your mental wellness this Mental Health Awareness Month.

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6 Sensory Activities to Help Reduce Alzheimer's Anxiety

Anxiety and agitation are common in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Here are some sensory activities to mitigate these feelings for aging loved ones.

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3 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day When Mom Has Dementia

Celebrating Mother’s Day with your mom who has dementia can feel different, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at all.

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Seniors and Pets: What to Do When Pets Become Too Much

Sometimes, keeping seniors and pets together is a positive arrangement, but when pets become difficult to care for or are a risk to your loved one's safety, finding a solution that suits everyone's needs is imperative.

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How to Combat Allergies This Spring

Spring has sprung, we all know what that means: allergies. Learn how to combat allergies to give your body some relief this spring.

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How Home Health Aides Can Help Seniors With Parkinson's

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects movement. Learn how a home health aide can help seniors with Parkinson's.

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Ways to Find the Right Caregiver When You Live Out of State

If you live out of state and your parents need living assistance, it can be difficult to find the right caregiver. Here is what to consider when selecting one.

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Staying Safe: Seniors and Life After the COVID-19 Vaccine

As we enter 2021, there is a renewed sense of hope due to the COVID-19 vaccine. But will it keep seniors safe? Here are a few tips to keep seniors safe.

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A Caregiver's Guide to Three of the Most Common Types of Dementia

Caring for loved ones with dementia is challenging, but it helps to have a better understanding of the specific type of dementia they are coping with. Here is more information about the top three most common types of dementia.

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Benefits of Home Health Care: What Families Should Consider

If caregiving is feeling more like a burden, you don’t have to be alone. See the benefits of home health care for your family and senior loved ones.

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Shining The Spotlight On Seniors and Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, and it's time to shine the spotlight on seniors and heart health. Follow these tips to improve your heart health and learn how Elite Home Health Care can help provide specialized care for you or a loved one with heart health issues.

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Making Connections: Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we would like to celebrate the achievements, culture, and lives of African Americans while promoting education and understanding as we seek to navigate these challenging times and beyond. Here are some ways to participate in Black History Month.

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How to Make Your Home Safer for Seniors This Winter

As the weather gets colder, it’s important to make our homes safer for our senior loved ones. Here are a few tips for ensuring senior safety this season.

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COVID-19 and Dementia: 4 Important Tips for Caregivers

COVID-19 safety tips for dementia caregivers, including essential reminders for home health aides and seniors alike. Read on for more information.

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Meal Planning for Seniors: Why It Is Important

If you or your elderly loved one are struggling to ensure a nutritious diet, you may want to consider meal planning. Learn more about meal planning for seniors in this blog post.

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Caregiving During a Pandemic: 4 Ways to Reduce Your Stress

With so much uncertainty around us, caregiving during a pandemic can seem like the hardest thing to do. Here’s how you can manage stress as a caretaker.

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9 Tips for Enjoying Safe Holiday Celebrations With Mom and Dad

COVID-19 might still be around, but there are plenty of ways you can make your holiday celebrations safer. Here are a few tips you might want to consider.

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Keeping the Holiday Season Joyous Despite COVID-19

This holiday season may be a little different, but it can still be joyous. Here’s how to keep — or make new — family traditions despite COVID-19.

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Creating New Thanksgiving Traditions for 2020

The holidays may be different this year, but it doesn’t mean you can’t connect with your loved ones. Why not try these new Thanksgiving tradition ideas?

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How to Reorganize Your Home for Safer Aging in Place

As winter draws near, your home might become more dangerous without you knowing it. Age in place safer with these helpful reorganizing tips.

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Sugar Intake for Seniors: Keeping Track This Holiday Season

Watching sugar intake for seniors can be difficult during the holiday season. Here are a few things to keep in mind to stay healthy all year round.

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5 Important Lifestyle Changes for a Surviving Elderly Parent

Losing a parent is heartbreaking and can lead to a great sense of loss. It can be especially difficult for your surviving parent and may take them a while to adjust to life without their partner. Here are 5 ways to help your surviving parent during this period.

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Approaching the Idea of Telemedicine with Senior Parents

In the era of COVID-19, telemedicine can help you protect your elderly parents while still supporting their health. Find out more in this post.

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Top Ways to Stay Connected Under Autumn Social Distancing

As we move into the holiday season, it’s important to stay connected with our loved ones. Here’s how you can keep in touch under autumn social distancing.

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How to Care for Your Patients in Times of Stress and Uncertainty

How do you deal with an enemy you can't see? That's exactly what stress and uncertainty feel like. And as hard as it is to deal with your own stress, it can be that much harder to help patients who are going through their own internal struggle.

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Seniors Living With Heart Disease: Types and Treatment Options

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Get That Blood Pumping: Physical Activities for Seniors With Dementia

Did you know that moving your body for as little as 15 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by 3 years?

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5 Ways to Celebrate Your Grandchild’s Milestones From a Distance

If your grandchildren don’t live nearby, you may find that you only get to see them during special events, such as holidays, birthdays, graduations, or other important milestones in their lives.

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Senior Isolation Tips for Managing Anxiety During Covid-19

According to the American Psychiatric Association, there are a lot of Americans dealing with anxiety caused by Covid-19 right now.

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Stuck Indoors? Here Are 5 Interesting Indoor Activities For Seniors to Enjoy!

The world is currently under quarantine due to the coronavirus. This deadly virus is forcing people to remain indoors and practice social distancing.

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Women's History Month: Celebrating Women Giving Home Health Care

March commences Women's History Month. Every year, the month is designated to honor women's contribution to American History. It's a great opportunity to reflect and celebrate women's achievements, as well as their struggles in their fight for freedom and the important role they play in society.

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5 Tips for Seniors to Ensure Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with one in every four people dying as a result of heart disease.

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10 Warning Signs of Dementia

There are at least five million Americans living with age-related dementias. And as Americans live longer, one out of every 10 men who live past age 55 and one out of every six women living past 55 will develop dementia.

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What Does It Mean When an Elderly Person Stops Eating?

Being a caretaker to a family member can be extremely stressful, especially if you have other responsibilities such as working full-time or caring for your own children. It can often feel as though you don't have enough time in the day to properly care for your loved one.

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Why Do Seniors Get Cold More Easily?

Have you been walking around in a t-shirt while your elderly parents are sat under a blanket? It's not just a comfort thing, older people are much more likely to feel the cold than those younger.

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How to Prevent Seniors from Slipping on Ice This Winter

The winter season is quickly approaching which means it's time for sweaters, hot chocolate, holiday decorations, and... ice-covered walkways.

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Helpful Dementia Communication Techniques

Has your family been impacted by dementia? This heartbreaking disease affects approximately 5.7 million Americans. Studies project that this number will grow to 13.9 million by 2060.

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Staying Warm: 6 Cold Weather Safety Tips for Seniors

Winter is an exciting time, full of holiday meals, time with family, and all sorts of cheer. But it can also represent a dangerous time for senior citizens. Hypothermia is a very real danger as temperatures drop, and icy conditions can increase the risk of falls.

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Flu and Cold Prevention: 5 Things Seniors and Caregivers Should Know

Did you know that the 2017-2018 flu season was the longest in the past decade? During this time, 42,303 Americans tested positive for the flu. Seniors have an increased risk of contracting the flu or a cold.

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10 Really Quick Tips for Those Caring for Elderly Loved Ones

Did you know that approximately 40.4 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months? The majority of these caregivers are caring for their aging parents or seniors.

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Senior Outing Ideas: Finding the Right Places to Visit

A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that Americans over the age of 60 spend about 7 hours every day—or more than 50% of their waking hours—alone.

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3 Brilliant Brain Games for Dementia to Boost Happiness and Health

Around 50 million people suffer from dementia worldwide, with 10 million new cases each year.

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How Seniors with Limited Mobility Can Stay Active

Staying active is important for a healthy lifestyle, even for seniors that are aging. Seniors with mobility shouldn't get discouraged about maintaining good health, but instead, they should find new and exciting ways to exercise.

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Senior Nutrition: 9 Foods to Eat to Ensure Optimal Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), older adults should increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables by one to two servings daily. This is to help cut their cardiovascular risk by 30%.

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11 Signs It's Time to Consider Getting Help with Elderly Care

According to the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP, about 43.5 million people cared for a loved one during a 12 month period. More than 82% cared for one adult and 15% cared for 2 adults.

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What Do I Need to Tell a Home Health Aide?

They are with your family at their most vulnerable moments. You entrust them with the health and well being of the people you cherish most. You depend on their expertise and their compassion to guide you through some of life's most difficult decisions.

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5 Essential Tips for Caring for Seniors

According to AARP, 90% of seniors aged 65 and older would prefer to age at home, rather than enter an assisted living facility. And can you blame them?

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5 Useful Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

There are several useful tips you should know to avoid caregiver burnout.

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