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By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on June 27, 2022

Aging is a part of life, and it can cause significant changes to the organs, tissues, and cells, affecting the way the body functions. Although aging cannot be stopped, the process can be slowed down when seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips your senior loved one can…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on June 13, 2022

Aggression is a behavior most people don’t encounter often in life. However, family caregivers sometimes find themselves on the receiving end of their senior loved ones’ anger. Seniors with dementia may lash out for a variety of reasons, and your loved one’s actions could cause one or both of you…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on May 23, 2022

Diet is important for seniors with Alzheimer’s, since proper nutrition may offset neurological changes going on in the brain. However, meeting nutritional requirements is sometimes challenging for older adults who have cognitive decline coupled with other age-related issues. Here’s what to keep in mind as you put together a meal…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on May 9, 2022

Whether you help your senior loved one with errands a few hours after work each day or provide around-the-clock care in your own home, being a family caregiver can be an overwhelming and stressful responsibility. If you experience feelings of guilt, anxiety, or stress related to your role as a…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on April 25, 2022

Senior runners know few things are as exhilarating as a brisk run on a favorite trail. However, it’s important for family caregivers to keep in mind that running safety strategies may need to be adjusted as their senior loved ones get older. These tips can ensure your loved one stays…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on April 11, 2022

Living a sedentary lifestyle has been associated with developing high blood pressure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 400,000 people in the United States die each year due to hypertension. However, seniors can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease or reverse their symptoms by getting regular…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on March 28, 2022

Once they’ve passed their initial recovery, stroke survivors are typically advised to exercise for at least 15 to 20 minutes each day. The right exercises will be challenging yet simple enough to do without causing frustration. All these exercises target common issues stroke survivors face with regaining their strength and…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on March 14, 2022

Hospital readmissions can cause new health issues for seniors and financial hardships for families. Most hospitals have programs in place to lower the risk of readmissions, but they still occur in large numbers. Here are some common factors that increase hospital readmission risk.  1. Multiple Prescription Medications Medication side effects…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on February 28, 2022

There’s growing evidence suggesting a link between high blood sugar and cancer. Researchers are specifically focusing on people who have type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by fluctuating blood sugar levels. The link appears strongest with kidney, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers.  High Insulin Levels The strongest correlation between high blood…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on February 14, 2022

Retaining mobility is understandably a big part of maintaining as much independence as possible for older adults. Even seniors with conditions impacting their degree of flexibility and stability may be able to safely retain their mobility by considering any of the following suggestions.  Exercising Based on Abilities  There’s no age…