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What Are the Most Important Vaccines for Seniors?

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For seniors, the difference between life and death could be a simple injection. Flu and pneumonia are among the top health concerns for the elderly, combining to rank seventh on the list of leading causes of death for those over 65, according to the CDC. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and with flu season just a few months away, Amada Senior Care wants to remind seniors and their families of the importance of staying up to date on vaccines. It’s especially important for seniors to stay current with their vaccinations because some may not have been vaccinated when they were…

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Senior Travel Tips

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The summer months are a popular time for taking vacations. Whether traveling alone, with family, or as part of a group, being prepared for and accommodating to seniors’ needs will allow them and their loved ones to enjoy a memorable and hassle-free vacation experience. The following are some senior travel tips to keep in mind.   Planning Your Trip  Of course, the first step in any vacation is deciding where your destination is. What are you looking for? A chance to explore a new place? Rest and relaxation? A road trip? A trip for the whole family? You might also think about…

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Caregiver Technology: The Future of Aging in Place

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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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