Seniors and Caregivers: How to Prepare for a Medical Emergency

Preparing for a medical emergency
By Tom Lee, 3:01 pm on April 30, 2021

It is always worth it to be fully prepared for a medical emergency if you are a senior, or if you are a caregiver taking care of a senior. Since seniors become more at risk of having an accident as they age, both being prepared and being proactive with prevention are invaluable. Having a plan ready could save a senior’s life during a time of crisis. Below, learn several important ways to be prepared during an emergency. Preparation and Prevention The preparation and preventative measures that you take every day are just as important as how you react to and…

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Preparing for a medical emergency
Senior Lifting Weights
By Tom Lee, 3:11 pm on March 24, 2021

If your gym membership is still on pause during the pandemic, that’s not a problem! Seniors who are looking for alternative ways to stay active can do so right in their own home. Read through some of our favorite simple at-home exercises for seniors below! Stretch It Out Whether before or after your workout (or both!), stretching is really important. It helps make your muscles more limber and braces them for the impact of your workout. You can even dive into some serious stretching like yoga if you’re looking to improve your muscle strength, balance, coordination, and more! Lifting Light…

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Senior Lifting Weights
Seniors Playing Chess
By Tom Lee, 12:09 pm on March 4, 2021

Do you know what’s equally as important as your physical health as you grow older? Your brain health! It’s easy to forget about all the lifestyle factors that play important roles in improving and preserving your brain health, but as a senior, you should try to make it a priority. We’re sharing our top factors with you below that can help you keep your brain healthy and active as you age. Get Good Sleep Let’s start with the basics. Get a good night’s rest! Sleep is essential to helping your brain feel rested and refreshed the next day. Seniors should…

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Seniors Playing Chess
In Home Care Tips
By Tom Lee, 4:58 pm on February 22, 2021

For your senior loved one aging in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, nothing is a greater priority than making sure they are safe at all times. There are several ways that you can create a safer home for your senior, especially if they are living alone. Below, we are sharing our top in-home care tips with you so you can ensure your senior’s safety – and they can live their best life. Observe & Update Walkthrough the Home Start by taking a walkthrough your senior’s home. Don’t just simply walk through – take this time to really…

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In Home Care Tips
Senior Walking During Colder Weather
By Tom Lee, 2:49 pm on February 4, 2021

Winter season is in full swing here in Burlington, Vermont! That means colder temperatures, snow, and ice. But instead of seeing winter as a challenge to staying active, what if you embraced the season and saw it as an opportunity for new activities? Take a look below and read our best tips for seniors to stay active this winter! Stay Physically Active Whether You are Inside or Out! Grab a few layers of clothing and head outside anyway! Who says you have to stay indoors just because the temperatures dropped? Just be sure the sidewalks are free of ice, grab…

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Senior Walking During Colder Weather
Holding Hands of a Senior Loved One
By Tom Lee, 11:55 am on January 22, 2021

You’ve just learned that your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. So, what comes next? This is often a scary time for your senior and family as you face many unknowns and a disease with no cure. Still, there is always hope, and you can take several actionable steps to calm your fears and provide the best care possible for your loved one. Learn, Learn, Learn Truly, you can never learn enough! Begin this new chapter with plenty of education. Carve out all the time you need to learn about Parkinson’s Disease and how it will begin…

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Holding Hands of a Senior Loved One
Senior New Year
By Tom Lee, 3:47 pm on January 5, 2021

A new year means a fresh start, which presents a unique opportunity for seniors to implement habits that can allow them to become healthier and feel better. While many people around the world set resolutions at the beginning of the year, not everyone sees their goals all the way through to completion. Here are five things that can help get your senior’s new year off to the right start and create a routine to add longevity and live a healthier lifestyle! Make Healthy Living Goals Physical activity is safe and healthy for older adults, and many conditions can be improved…

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Senior New Year
Dementia Care
By Tom Lee, 2:07 pm on December 17, 2020

It can be hard to see your senior loved one with dementia struggle with communication and having conversations. It can also be particularly frustrating for them. But unfortunately, dementia can mildly or severely affect their ability to think, comprehend, focus, and respond in conversation. To better communicate with your senior, the key to good conversation starts with setting your senior up for success before it begins. Read through our advice below to get the conversations going. Be Prepared To take initial action, start by being prepared for conversation. Put yourself into a calm and relaxed state of mind. You want…

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Dementia Care
By Tom Lee, 10:19 am on November 25, 2020

Do you have a senior loved one in senior care? If you do, would you be able to recognize the signs if they were struggling with their mental health? Unfortunately, it is all too easy to overlook or not even notice signs of anxiety and depression, which are mental illnesses that seniors in home care are very prone to experiencing. Many signs are very subtle and must be looked for, while others are much more noticeable. Regardless, it is good to be able to pick up on the signs and identify if your senior is suffering from mental health issues….

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By Tom Lee, 2:52 pm on November 9, 2020

While no one is immune to natural disasters, senior citizens in-home care are particularly at-risk when a natural disaster strikes. With the last several years being unusually harsh for wildfires, hurricanes, blizzards and tornadoes throughout the country, it is best to already be prepared and know how you can keep your senior safe in these bad-weather events. Read through our tips below so you know how you can move your senior to safety during severe weather. Preparing for Blizzards For seniors located in the northeast, like we are in Burlington,  it is best to begin preparing for safety as soon…

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