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Caregiver Technology: The Future of Aging in Place

caregiver technology

Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to age in place in their own home for as long as possible, and a large majority believe their current home is where they will always live. However, at some point, nearly every senior will need assistance with performing daily tasks. Currently, there are around 40 million people in the U.S. acting as a caregiver in some form to an elderly relative. The added responsibility of caring for a senior loved one to an already busy and overbooked life will add stress, that untreated, will eventually lead to caregiver burnout.  A recent…

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Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout

While caring for a senior loved one can be very rewarding, the responsibility can quickly cause damaging stress for the caregiver. This is especially true for those in the sandwich generation – middle-aged adults that care for an aging parent while raising their own children. Constant worry over a loved one’s needs can cause you to forget about your own. Without proper support and management, the stress of your caregiving responsibilities can ultimately lead to caregiver burnout. You may have reached burnout if: You seem to be on a rollercoaster of emotions. One minute you are in good spirits, but then…

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Beat the Heat: Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

With summer’s official arrival last week, Amada Senior Care would like to remind seniors to be proactive during the hot summer months and take steps to avoid dehydration, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and fainting or dizzy spells. “Seniors are much more vulnerable to the harmful effects of heat, as their bodies do not adjust as well to sudden changes in temperature,” said Dr. Lubna Javed of HealthCare Partners Medical Group. “Some chronic medical conditions and prescription medications can impair the body’s ability to react efficiently to rising temperature.” The following are a few summer safety tips for seniors to beat the heat. Stay hydrated….

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What to Look for in a Senior Care Agency

Senior Care

If a senior reaches a point where he or she needs care, but wants to maintain a level of independence at home, in-home care is a good option to look into. If you’re looking to find home care for your loved one, you’ll want to find an agency that is compassionate, qualified, and professional. So what does that entail exactly? Here are a few things to consider when searching for quality in-home senior care.   Are they Licensed and Qualified? Is the agency fully licensed by the state? Most states require that home care agencies have a license and be…

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How You Can Join the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Every 66 seconds, another person develops Alzheimer’s disease, and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. With the senior population growing quickly, Alzheimer’s and dementia cases will continue to increase as well, unless researchers can find a cure. Read more below to learn how to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.   Know the Warning Signs Detecting Alzheimer’s disease early on will allow a senior to try different treatments that boost brain cells and improve symptoms like memory loss and reasoning skills.  Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s…

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