Why getting the flu shot is important?

why getting the flu shot is important

Flu seasons tend to vary in terms of time of occurrence, length and severity. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they commonly occur during fall and winter. Over time, CDC has recognized the peak season of Flu activity to be between the months of December and February.

Summer safety tips

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With summer finally here, it’s important to note that there is no such thing as being too prepared. Summer is a fun time of the year, and everyone should be able to enjoy it safely. Here we’ve presented some summer safety tips for seniors and their caregivers.

What to do when your homecare agency closes

You may have heard that due to the changes in Department of Health regulations, we expect significant changes in the home health care industry, which can even result in the closing of some home health agencies.

Difference between 24-hour live-in, overnight and hourly cases

Difference between 24-hour live-in, overnight and hourly cases

Many families prefer to hire in-home caregivers to serve the routine needs of the person who requires care. And if you are looking for a job as a caregiver, it is important to understand a few essential factors.  There are 3 different types of cases: 24-Hour Live-In, overnight, and hourly cases. Each one of these cases has their own pros and cons that you need to consider before making a decision of the best fit for you.

How to become a caregiver

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Working in the healthcare industry is an important, rewarding career. If you want to break into healthcare but aren’t sure which direction to take, consider becoming a certified home health aide. In-home caregivers can work in a variety of situations and have a wide range of clients to choose from. All home health aides make a difference in their clients’ lives and for many, it’s the reason they do what they do!

Home health care: a beginner’s guide

No matter how well a person takes care of their bodies and their health, at some point the aging process is going to catch up. There will be physical and mental changes that will need more attention from medical professionals and the person will need more help with their care. Home health care is a great option for getting a grandparent, parent, or other loved one help so they can stay in their home, but how do you know when it’s time to enlist their support?

The importance of nutrition for the elderly

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Youth is powerful. Our bodies are the strongest when we are young. Youth proves this notion by beating the human body up with thousands of pollutants on a daily basis. Think back to the times when you were under twenty. You could eat all the junk foods you could put your hands on, you could drink shocking amounts of alcohol and the next day you could be fine, and you could have a sleep schedules of no more than 3 hours of sleep per day – yet you were feeling fresh, like a million bucks.

Taking care of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease

The number of senior citizens dealing with Alzheimer’s disease is very high. What’s even worse is that the number is growing every year. Taking care of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is not a simple task because this disease has specific characteristics that make it different than any other disease. Of course, in its essence, this is a type of dementia, so the advice we will share in this article can be used for other forms of dementia too.

Understanding dementia and its different types

People once thought that dementia is normal and natural part of aging, but that is not completely true. Many studies have pointed out that lots of different factors like injuries and other medical conditions can also contribute towards occurrence of dementia, regardless of the age.